Triplets from Kobelco Europe

By Lindsay Gale25 March 2014

Kobelco is to introduce three new tracked excavators into Europe. Pictured is the middle sized machi

Kobelco is to introduce three new tracked excavators into Europe. Pictured is the middle sized machine, the 36.9 tonne SK350LC-9

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B. V. is to introduce three new tracked excavators into that continent as part of its long-term business plan for the region. The three are the 26.4 tonne SK260LC-9, the 36.9 tonne SK350LC-9 and the 46.4 tonne SK500LC-9, and together these machines form the second wave of product introductions into Europe by the company.

All three machines are powered by turbocharged Hino diesel engines developing 131 kW (176 hp), 201 kW (270 hp) and 257 kW (345 hp) respectively. The machines are built at the company’s state-of-the-art Hiroshima factory in Japan and will start to arrive in Europe in April.

Commenting on the availability of the three machines, KCME Product marketing manager Peter Stuijt said: “The introduction of three further machines to an already impressive line-up underlines our commitment to providing Europe with the best technology and expertise in excavator manufacture and operation."

"Our use of modern technology in all aspects of machine manufacture sits alongside 80 years of experience to ensure that all our machines meet and exceed the demands of the industry and operators, and increase productivity. The growing Kobelco range of products in Europe mirrors the demand of specific machines for specific roles within earthmoving and construction industries.”

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