Kobelco's next generation
By Lindsay Gale18 August 2015
The 26 tonne class SK260LC-10.SK260NLC-10 is the latest Kobelco tracked excavator to be introduced onto the European market. Power comes from a Hino diesel that delivers Stage IV/Tier 4 Final compliance. Kobelco says that this machine delivers fuel savings of up to 9% in standard work mode, and up to 10% in Eco mode, over the equivalent -9 machine it replaces - in addition, a 5% gain in productivity is possible when in H mode operation. According to the company, this is largely due to a Kobelco developed engine cooling fan design that requires less operating energy to reduce the engine workload.
Compliance to the latest engine emission regulations is achieved through the use of a Diesel Oxidisation Catalyst (DOC) in conjunction with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Together these reduce the amount of DEF/AdBlue fluid consumption used in the post-exhaust gas system, which also dramatically reduces the effects of particulate matter discharge and ensures Stage IV emissions regulations are complied with.
The upper deck has a revised layout and easy access to the engine compartment, with the machine gaining a cleaner profile. More importantly, from a safety and work point of view, the operator has a clearer view to the right hand side. The cab also has been revised to include control levers with a lighter feel, a new ‘lock’ lever and control lever box, and additional air-conditioning vents and revised rear storage tray. Other updates include a new compact and easily replaceable canister-type hydraulic oil return filter, a new fuel filter with greater filtration area and a new reinforced air cleaner element.