Kobelco launches “Generation 10” models


Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has launched its latest “Generation 10” specialist earthmoving and construction excavators.

The SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10 machines have been described by the firm as the result of a combination of 80 years excavator manufacture allied to modern technology and customer feedback. Kobelco says the models are “leading the way” in class due to low emissions and reduced operational costs while delivering an increase in working performance.

A main contributor to improved fuel consumption is the implementation of a new Kobelco developed engine-cooling fan design that requires less operating energy to reduce engine workload

The excavators are powered by Hino engines and carry the very latest in ‘clean technology’ by incorporating DOC (Diesel Oxidisation Catalyst) and the combination of SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).

Peter Stuijt, KCME’s product marketing manager said, “Once again Kobelco has produced a product that matches and exceeds the requirements and standards of today’s customers.

“Class-leading fuel economy with high work performance is the direct result of Japanese design and engineering.

“As can be seen with the impressive specification and features of SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10, Japanese technology and customer-led feedback has successfully come together as one to provide customers with reliability, operator comfort, low cost and high work efficiency while returning a remarkably small carbon footprint.”