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Kobelco Introduces Upgraded SK35SR Model

The SK35SR is now Kobelco's smallest model to feature its exclusive integrated noise and dust reduction cooling system (iNDr).

Fri September 19, 2014 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, launched its newly enhanced SK35SR model. The SK35SR is now Kobelco’s smallest model to feature its exclusive integrated noise and dust reduction cooling system (iNDr).

The newly redesigned, SK35SR model offers full-size performance with short-radius capabilities, quiet operation, and exceptional performance features. Prior to the new SK35SR model, Kobelco’s iNDr system was only available in larger model excavators.

This compact, yet robust machine incorporates Kobelco’s iNDr technology into an advanced dual arrangement cooling system — the iNDr and eco-friendly system (iNDr+E). Kobelco’s iNDr+E feature utilizes the same high-tech iNDr system found in Kobelco’s conventional excavators but differs by directing the muffler exhaust underneath the machine. In addition, the SK35SR’s cooling system suppresses the machine’s noise to a minimal 76 dB., delivering the ultimate in quiet operation, according to the manufacturer.

The SK35SR’s iNDr+E system provides enhanced protection from dust. The advanced filter takes outside air from the intake duct and moves it through the filter. This process keeps cooling components dirt-free, making the machine low-maintenance. Kobelco’s SK35SR also allows for easy access to the cooling unit, where the filter itself can be easily removed and cleaned without the use of tools. Easy access to the engine compartment and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance.

When it comes to jobsite performance, the SK35SR is tough. This model supplies ample muscle for heavy-duty digging and lifting, while its short tail swing radius makes it ideal for work in confined spaces. This versatile, 8,200 lb. (3,719 kg) machine boasts a digging force of 5,418 lbs. coupled with a dig depth of 10 ft. (3 m) and a suggested bucket capacity of 3.88 cu.yds. (3 cu m).

Equipped with a large capacity, 23.1 hp. engine that meets Tier IV Final requirements, Kobelco’s SK35SR packs plenty of power and outstanding hydraulic performance. Designed with an integrated-flow pump system, automatic two-speed travel shift, and a new 4-way blade option, the SK35SR provides greater travel power and dozer performance than ever before, according to the manufacturer.

Kobelco’s SK35SR offers maximum efficiency on the job. The new SK35SR iNDr+E model utilizes innovative energy conservation elements, including an “S” mode, which enables the machine to use 25 percent less fuel than its predecessor, as well as a one-touch deceleration button. This feature allows for easy switching to idle mode, which reduces fuel consumption while the machine is at rest.

The operator’s station boasts various redesigned and updated features, including an optimized control layout for easy operation, a larger area for visibility, and added floor space to ensure plenty of leg room. A left-hand tilt control console with a high-rising safety lever makes it simple for operators to enter and exit the station. A standard pattern changer allows for increased utilization and flexibility to match operator preference. The SK35SR is available with a high-strength cab that meets ROPS and FOPs standards, or, an exclusive, newly designed canopy that meets all three TOPS, ROPS, and FOPS standards, both of which ensure reliable structure and greater operator safety.

For more information, call 281/888-8430 or visit

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