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Kobelco introduce the SK850LC-10E

Kobelco SK850LC-10E excavator

Company’s largest excavator to date showcased at the bauma 2019 trade fair in Munich

FOLLOWING the recent and successful introduction of several heavy demolition machines in Europe, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe BV (KCME) have launched their largest excavator to date.

The all-new Kobelco SK850LC-10E – the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturer’s proven Generation 10 range – made its European debut at bauma 2019. Driven by a powerful Hino engine, the new machine delivers 2,120Nm of torque and 380kW of power.


The SK850LC-10E also features Kobelco’s latest hydraulically driven, twin-fan engine cooling system. This also prevents over-cooling through use of integrated sensors to reduce the speed of the unit, helping to increase efficiency and reliability.

In addition, technically advanced systems in the engine’s dynamics have been designed to further help reduce the machine’s carbon footprint and meet the new Stage-V emissions regulations, which come into force later this year.

Whilst the conventional SK850LC-10E with its standard boom and four arm variations is best suited to general construction and excavation applications, Kobelco say extensive development and testing has been undertaken in quarry conditions in China, India and a number of other south-east Asian countries, proving the machine’s hardworking and durability credentials.

An ‘ME’ version of the SK850LC-10E with s short boom and short arm is available specifically for quarrying, and a demolition (DLC) version is expected to launch in 2020.

Commenting on the introduction of the new SK850LC-10E, KCME product manager Peter Stuijt said: ‘The success of our heavy demolition equipment in Europe paved the way for the introduction of a larger conventional machine. The SK850LC-10E will offer high performance, fast cycle times and a smooth hydraulic system as well as low fuel consumption.’


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