’s SK210LC Generation 10 hybrid excavator was previewed ahead of its European introduction in 2017.
The machine, from Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe, is a Japanese version, but gives an idea of what can be expected from the latest addition to the product range.
KCME says it is targeting outstanding fuel consumption with the Generation 10 base model, with savings of 15% compared with a conventional energy-efficient Generation 10 model.
The Kobelco machine’s design incorporates battery power, and the company claims that the battery can retain a greater volume of energy for longer to support higher engine output and improved fuel consumption, without compromising on the machine’s digging performance capabilities.
“Additional benefits of the Kobelco hybrid hydraulic excavator technology include its ability to even out loading on the engine, which in turn saves excess energy from light loads to assist when needed for a heavy load,” says the company.
“The intelligent machine recovers energy from swing deceleration and stores it for maximum performance and operator support.”