Conventional size, exceptional performance and design KOBELCO launches next generation SK210(N)LC-11 excavator
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the launch of the allnew SK210LC-11 and SK210NLC-11 (narrow undercarriage variant) to its extensive line-up of highquality construction machinery. The next generation SK210(N)LC-11 delivers superior performance, greater efficiency and productivity and follows Kobelco’s elegant PERFORMANCE X DESIGN concept for excellent operator-based operability and comfort in this competitive class.
Since the development of Kobelco’s first generation ‘SK’ 20-tonne excavator in 1983, mid-heavy
machines have grown in popularity due to their versatility and suitability to all general construction
applications. Equipped with the STAGE V Hino engine, the new SK210(N)LC-11 delivers 124kW
output, 143kN digging force (157kN with Power Boost) and 228kN Drawbar Pulling Force. Smooth
and steady operation while moving heavy objects across the jobsite is assured through the
‘Independent Travel’ function, which dedicates one hydraulic pump to travel and one to the
attachment on a continuous basis.
The machine’s higher operating weight (21,900-23,500kg) leads to increased stability and superior
lifting capacity vs the previous model. When fitted with the standard counterweight (4,300kg), the
SK210LC-11 is ideally suited for general construction and economic transportation (a requirement in
some areas), while the optional heavy counterweight (4,900kg) can be fitted for heavy-duty
performance such as handling heavy or complex attachments, like tilt rotators.
And, like many of Kobelco’s heavy excavators, the SK210(N)LC-11 has three work modes: Eco, S
and H mode for optimum balance between high performance and economy and low fuel consumption
(the average fuel consumption of the SK210LC-10 in Europe is currently 10.1litres/hour).
Often used on harsh jobsites, the new SK210(N)LC-11 benefits from improved durability – major
components have been reviewed and improvements have been made to ensure stable performance.
For example, the machine’s right and left side panels and rear supports have been made thicker to
enhance body rigidity, while the increased diameter of the bucket cylinder rod pin contributes to
enhanced durability for various attachments.
As part of Kobelco’s PERFORMANCE X DESIGN concept, also seen on the SK75/85MSR-7 and
newly launched SK500/530LC-11 models, the SK210(N)LC-11’s cabin, ergonomics and safety
features are enhanced. The Kobelco-branded Grammer air suspended seat, which moves together
with the armrests and hydraulic controls for reduction of operator fatigue, provides excellent shock
absorption and superior ride comfort. The operator can move the levers horizontally without twisting
their wrist, while the newly upgraded hydraulic control system responds to shorter lever strokes to
deliver a swifter, more precise movement and improved lever operability.
The jog dial controls multiple functions on the large 10-inch colour monitor – the easy-to-operate
menu screen facilitates reading of important information, including work mode, maintenance
intervals and fuel consumption, as well as providing a birds-eye and eagle-eye view from the
machine’s cameras (installed at the right and rear of the machine). While the flow-rate modes of the
bucket, breaker, nibbler, and rotating grapple are set before delivery allowing the operator to start
work on the jobsite immediately, mode settings for other attachments, such as the tilt rotator, can
also be easily be added or changed via the monitor.
In addition, all internal switches and dials in the cabin have LED backlights to provide a bright, clear
view in the dark, the SK210(N)LC-11 comes with air conditioning as standard and the cabin is
equipped with a DAB+ radio (FM/AM, AUX, USB, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone) and a 12V
power outlet. A password function can also be set for greater security.
Easy maintenance is assured via the left side (radiator and cooling system elements), which are laid
out for easy access to the radiator and cooling system. There is also easier access to the urea tank
and two-stage air filter. A newly structured hydraulic oil filter prevents foreign matter from entering
the oil tank during maintenance, and all fluids and filters are easy to access from ground level. The
standard FOPS guard can be tilted open for easy window cleaning.
Monitoring the SK210(N)LC-11’s work status remotely has also never been easier with KOMEXS
(Kobelco Monitoring Excavator System). Using satellite communication and internet, data on the
machine’s operation, such as operating hours, location, fuel consumption, and maintenance status
can be obtained remotely – ideal for operators of large fleets and multiple locations.
Commenting on the launch of the all-new Kobelco SK210(N)LC-11, Product Manager, Peter Stuijt,
said: “The 20-tonne excavator market is extremely competitive, but the new Kobelco SK210(N)LC11 more than holds its own against the competition. Promoting an excellent balance between
performance and machine stability, the SK210(N)LC-11 delivers superior lifting performance and fuel
consumption, while the machine’s interior has been beautifully designed with the operator in mind.”
For more information about this machine and to see a full and easy-to-view directory of the European,
Russia & CIS and Maghreb Kobelco dealer network, please visit the official Kobelco Construction
Machinery Europe B.V. website at www.kobelco-europe.com
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