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Kobelco SK210CL excavator

Kobelco’s Next Generation SK210LC-11 Excavator Has a 50,000-Pound Operating Weight

July 12, 2022
The SK210LC-11 has three work modes: Eco, S, and H mode for balancing between high performance, economy, and low fuel consumption.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA Inc. has launched the all new SK210LC-11 to its line-up of construction machinery.

This next generation -11 machine delivers performance, efficiency, productivity, and follows the Kobelco Performance By Design concept for operator-based performance and comfort in this competitive class.

Equipped with a new Tier IV Final Yanmar engine, the new SK210LC-11 delivers 160 NET HP and 577 foot-pounds of torque at 1,500 rpm, which is an 18-percent increase in torque versus the previous model. With 32,190 pounds of bucket digging force, 52,740 foot-pounds of swing torque, and 51,300 pounds of drawbar pulling force, the Kobelco SK210LC-11 is designed to offer more digging and operating power.

Smooth and steady operation while moving heavy objects across the jobsite is assured through the Independent Travel function, which dedicates one hydraulic pump to travel and one to the attachment on a continuous basis. The machine’s 50,000 pound operating weight provides increased stability and lifting capacity.

The SK210LC-11 has three work modes: Eco, S, and H mode for balancing between high performance, economy, and low fuel consumption. Heavy lift and power boost (with unlimited time use) add the power needed to get through tough conditions, and the in-cab hydraulic pressure release function allows customers to change work tools or hoses safely.

The new SK210LC-11 also provides improved durability, with many major components redesigned. For example, the machine’s side panels have been made thicker to enhance body rigidity, while the increased diameter of the bucket cylinder pin contributes to enhanced durability for using various work tools. For those needing machine guidance options, the SK210LC-11 comes with pre-installed mounting brackets for easier system installation without the need to weld and paint.

These brackets are designed to adapt to multiple brands of providers for both 2D and 3D systems. As part of Kobelco’s Performance by Design concept, also seen on the SK75/85SR-7 and SK130LC-11, the SK210LC-11’s cabin, ergonomics, and safety features are enhanced. These excavators also feature enhanced cabin space and visibility. Standard features also include a seven-way adjustable heated air suspension seat that moves together with the armrests and hydraulic controls.

In the cabin, the operator’s pilot levers move horizontally without arching of the wrist, while also providing shorter lever strokes to deliver a swifter, more precise movement. Air conditioning and heater vents are directed towards the operator to maximize comfort.

The right-side jog dial integrates multiple functions into a single user interface with the large 10-inch color monitor.

The hydraulic flow-rate modes of the bucket, breaker, nibbler, and rotating grapple are also now fully adjustable by the operator through the monitor, and the mode settings for other attachments, such as a tilt rotator, can also be added or changed. In addition, all internal switches and dials in the cabin have LED backlighting to provide a bright, clear view in the dark.

Simple maintenance is ensured with a standard radiator clean-out screen that prevents larger material from plugging the radiators and can be easily removed for cleaning. A newly structured hydraulic oil filter prevents foreign matter from entering the oil tank during maintenance, and all filters are easy to access from ground level. For safety, a heavy-duty Level II overhead top guard is provided as standard and can be tilted open for window cleaning. Additionally, rear swing flashers and rear work lights, a Kobelco USA exclusive, are integrated into the counterweight for added safety on busy jobsites.

Monitoring the SK210LC-11’s work status remotely is facilitated by Komexs (Kobelco Monitoring Excavator System). The machine’s operational information, such as hours, fuel consumption, and maintenance status, can be obtained remotely.

The new SK210LC-11 has a standard 4 year/4,000hr full machine warranty with KOMEXS included while covered by factory warranty. Additional extended warranty coverage terms are available.

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