Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has announced the arrival of its latest “Generation 10” specialist earthmoving and construction excavators available from its growing European dealer network.

The SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10 is the latest Kobelco conventional excavator to comply with Stage 4 of the exhaust emissions regulations. The company said the combination of 80 years’ excavator manufacturing experience allied to modern technology and customer feedback has led to exceptional low emissions and reduced operational costs while delivering an increase in working performance.

In terms of fuel efficiency, compared to previous Generation 9 equivalent model, S-mode (normal work) fuel consumption has decreased by 9%, while Eco-mode sees a 10% reduction. Kobelco said this represents exceptional fuel savings to the customer and is further enhanced with a 5% productivity improvement in H-mode operation.

Kobelco added that one of the main contributors to improved fuel consumption is the implementation of its new engine-cooling fan design that requires less operating energy to reduce engine workload.


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