Kobelco is offering competitive excavators at Conexpo
Kobelco's new SK55 compact excavator is said to offer high performance, durability and reliability
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA is raising its profile in the US with the introduction of the improved excavator range at Conexpo. One of the key new models in the line-up is the 5.5tonne class SK55, although the range extends all the way to the powerful SK500 which competes in the competitive 50tonne excavator class.
The firm’s largest excavator currently in production however weighs in at 81.6tonnes. In all the company is showing 14 of its latest excavator models at Conexpo and these share features such as improved cycle times, sophisticated load-sensing hydraulics and, high performance, low emission engines. The firm is amongst the technology leaders with advanced systems, including an innovative noise and dust reduction package, advanced hydraulic circuitry for reduction of pressure loss and high fuel efficiency. The company is also highlighting three all new demolition machines and three products from Hino, a partner manufacturer that supplies engines for Kobelco products. The firm says that it is keen to re-establish the brand as a market leader in North America. It has signed over 50 dealers, opened a temporary US headquarters, broken ground on a new US headquarters and put the plans in motion for a US-based manufacturing facility.