Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia Pty Ltd announces the launch of
a new range of mini excavators to suit the needs of the trades and the equipment
Kobelco’s General Manager - Sales & Service, Doug McQuinn explains
that the four new Kobelco models in their mini excavator range have been
engineered specifically for ease of operation and servicing.
Construction equipment hired out to companies need to be
operator-friendly and enable easy servicing as the machines are not used every
day and are often operated in tight spaces. Even for tradespeople, using an
excavator is just one of the many jobs they do on the site and they may not
have sufficient experience operating the equipment.
Both rental companies and trades need equipment that’s quick and easy to
learn, and nimble to operate. Doug says the new compact Kobelco models are
suited for applications from plumbing and electrics to landscaping.
The 1.7 tonne SK17SR
Features include hydraulic retractable side frames for nimble tracking;
and self-cleaning mechanism of the frame forcibly discharging mud to prevent malfunction
in the variable undercarriage.
The 2 tonne SK20R
Features include guards on all cylinders and boom lights positioned on
the underside of the boom to prevent damage caused by contact.
The 1 tonne SK008
Design features include a variable undercarriage that allows the left
and right tracks to rise and lower independently to correct the machine’s angle
on slopes and uneven terrain; crawler width adjustable to 680mm allowing the
unit to fit through standard doorways; undercarriage designed to automatically
eject dirt build-up on retraction; and folding ROPS canopy.
The 2.6 tonne SK25SR
Key features include superior lifting capacity; maximum digging force; higher
hydraulic flow for attachments; lightweight design allowing transportation on a
trailer even with additional attachments; and a reclining operator’s seat
providing a comfortable working environment for the operator.