Kobelco Launches Enhanced SK140SRLC-5 Excavator

Tue September 27, 2016 - National Edition

The enhanced KOBELCO SK140SRLC delivers unmatched power and performance capabilities.
The enhanced KOBELCO SK140SRLC delivers unmatched power and performance capabilities.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA has introduced the upgraded SK140SRLC-5 excavator in North America. The model retains its compact design and short rear swing agility while providing industry-leading value, productivity and durability through enhanced capabilities.

According to the company, the KOBELCO SK140SRLC delivers unmatched performance and boasts a dynamic digging force of 21,357-lbs to achieve leading-class work volume – even while minimizing fuel consumption. Its compact design and long digging reach capabilities provide a broad working range and easy maneuverability, while its top-of-class digging depth of 19' 7” and impressive swing speed of 11 rpm shorten the cycle times. In addition, the SK140SRLC's strong drawbar pulling force produces powerful travel capabilities, enabling it to tackle steep and rough terrain with ease.

Independent travel, an exclusive KOBELCO feature, allows the SK140SRLC to move, lift and swing simultaneously without experiencing loss of power. A variety of operating modes also enable the SK140SRLC to supply the perfect balance of fuel economy and jobsite productivity to suit the needs of the day. The upgraded model boasts an impressive 21% decrease in fuel consumption while operating in ECO-mode and delivers a 5.2% increase in work volume per hour while in H-Mode.

Equipped with ISUZU's renowned Tier IV Final engine, the KOBELCO SK140SRLC delivers full-size power and superior efficiency. Its new engine is fitted with a diesel oxidation catalyst and selective catalytic reduction system to control emissions without using a diesel particulate filter. This system ultimately decreases NOx emissions by 88% while providing the lowest possible operation costs. KOBELCO also redesigned the SK140SRLC's iNDr configuration to include a revolutionary double offset duct structure which allows the machine to suppress noise to a minimal 70-dB.

Maintenance on the SK140SRLC is quick and cost efficient. Easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance. A machine information display provides data from the operation management system to greatly improve ease of maintenance scheduling and secure a long service life. Operators can also expect extended service intervals for engine oil, hydraulic oil, filter changes and greasing.

When it comes to comfort, the KOBELCO SK140SRLC delivers intuitive operation and comprehensive safety. The expanded cab boasts various features including an optimized control layout, wide access doors for ease of entry and exit and an adjustable suspension seat to lessen operator fatigue. A powerful air conditioner, radio with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary capabilities, large cup holder and ample leg room give operators a pleasant work environment on even the toughest of work days. Furthermore, windows on all sides, as well as a rear view and right side camera provide excellent visibility to ensure safe operation.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers industry-leading crawler excavators in the 3,000 lb. to 245,000 lb. classes including zero tail swing, compact, standard, long-reach, mass excavation, and demolition models. Well-known as the excavator authority, KOBELCO is committed to producing quality machines with advanced productivity-boosting features and innovative technologies. With premier capabilities such as no time limit power boost and exclusive independent travel, KOBELCO machines ensure superior performance and efficiency for the toughest worksite challenges.

For more information on KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA or KOBELCO products, please visit www.KOBELCO-USA.com.