“After a visit to Bauma with the intent to review all short radius excavators at the show, the Kobelco SK140SRLC-5 was streets ahead of the rest.”

Machine that ticks all boxes.

Text and photos by Barry Walsh

 

Location: Ireland
Customer: Barry Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd
Machine: Kobelco SK140SRLC-5
Operation role: Civil engineering and groundworks
Operator: Barry Walsh

Barry Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd is a small to medium sized civil engineering and groundworks family run contracting business. We are in business since 2005 and the works we carry out are:

– Site Excavations (Foundations & Reduce Level Excavation)
– Storm & Foul Line Drainage
– Utility excavations (power, fibre & watermains)
– Landscaping

I am an owner operator and take great pride in our machinery. For me, the products we run have to be hard wearing, reliable, built for the task, engineered well, comfortable to spend a long shift operating it, good residual values and I must have confidence in the product along and its support network.

In the past we had been operating some alternative machinery but were always disappointed with the overall package, maybe a few of the above boxes were ticked but not everyone.

When we looked at changing our excavators in the past the “true blue” Kobelco was not available, but after a visit to Bauma with the intent to review all short radius excavators at the show the Kobelco SK140SRLC-5 was streets ahead of the rest.

We have been operating the machine now for a few weeks and it has blown my mind away.

– It is so smooth when grading ground our tolerances have dramatically decreased saving on material cost and therefore our overall job cost.
– Fuel & Adblue consumption is minimal.
– The operator station is finished to an exceptional high standard.
– Komexs very easy to navigate & find day to day data on the machine along but how efficiently we are operating the machine.
– On the first day operating I had to ask the guys on the ground was the machine turned on it was so quiet at maximum rpms.
– All filters are close to the ground for easy maintenance.
– The short radius is so well balanced even at full reach which is a great confidence boost when working on drainage excavation.
– The machine is compact for tight job sites but has the fell & digging capacity of a much larger excavator.

I can’t complement Kobelco enough in my mind the SK140SRLC-5 ticks all the boxes.

Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
  • Share this story

Highlights

Ivar Mellemstuen
Posted 8 months ago

“It is the height of the machine I really like – the machine’s undercarriage is clear of the forest floor to avoid the tree stumps and makes travel easier.”

Read more
Ribeiro Nelson
Posted 3 years ago

“Especially the traction force of the undercarriage is very good.”

Read more
Alexander Paulik
Posted 3 years ago

“The fuel consumption is very good. When loading trucks, it consumes about 8,5 liter per hour.”

Read more
 

OUR DEALERS

Use our intelligent dealer locator to find your nearest Kobelco Authorised Dealer.

find a dealer