Kobelco’s SK170 Mark 9 excavator

Kerry Clines

July 24, 2012

The SK170 is the newest addition to Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s Mark 9 excavator series. The full-size excavator delivers up to a 10-percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and productivity and provides more power and faster engine response. The company says the machine is equipped with the industry’s first selective catalytic reduction emission solution for excavators. A new ROPS/FOPS certified cab provides a larger, more comfortable work environment; a low engine cover and standard wide-angle rearview camera improve operator visibility. The 115-horsepower machine features a fully automatic engine and hydraulic warm-up system that heats the hydraulic circuit to 126 degrees F. Additional features include an operating weight of 38,656 pounds, a bucket digging force of 24,900 pounds, and a maximum dig depth of 21 feet, 5 inches.

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