With an arrival date in Europe of April 2015, Kobelco’s Generation 10 Stage IV compliant diesels, said Kobelco, deliver greater performance and efficiency in the working environment when compared to the previous Generation 9 equivalent that they will replace. In H-mode (heavy work), work volume increases by 6.7% for the same level of fuel consumption. In S (normal work) and Eco-modes, fuel consumption is reduced by 6.1%.
Clean and powerful operating performance with greatly enhanced working hours and total working life of the machine also enhance cost efficiency, said the company. Serviceability is further improved with several key updates including the introduction of a new compact and easily replaceable canister-type hydraulic oil return filter and a new specification air cleaner inner element. New operator accessible diagnostics via the cabin monitor assist to ensure work continuity, such examples are on-screen and audible warnings for hydraulic oil temperature and clogged oil filter.
Generation 10 safety cabs on the 20-35 tonne models have been revised to include control levers with a lighter-feel, a new ‘lock’ lever and control lever box. Additional air-conditioning vents and revised rear storage tray complement cab comfort.