Kobelco’s compact addition
By Chris Sleight03 February 2014
Kobelco’s ConExpo-Con/Agg launches will include the 5 tonne SK55SRX short radius excavator.
The machine comes with a dozer blade as standard and a new blade shape is said to boost speed and efficiency by forming material into an arc that always falls forward – eliminating the need for multiple passes.
Power comes from a 28 kW Yanmar diesel engine and there is an Energy Conservation Mode, which can be engaged with the push of a button, when the application allows the operator to run the equipment at lower power and performance levels. A one-touch deceleration button makes it easy to switch to an idling state, further reducing fuel consumption while the machine is at rest. Another key feature is Kobelco’s proprietary iNDR Cooling System, which both reduces engine noise and protects components from dust.
The SK55 also comes with Kobelco’s KOMEX telematics system, which allows owners to access critical machine data including location, operating hours, fuel consumption and maintenance status.