Kobelco launch the all-new SK210(N)LC-11
Next-generation excavator designed for exceptional performance and design in 20-tonne class
KOBELCO Construction Machinery Europe BV (KCME) have launched the all-new, next-generation SK210LC-11 excavator along with its narrow-undercarriage variant, the SK210NLC-11, both of which are said to deliver superior performance, greater efficiency and productivity, and excellent driver operability and comfort.
With a higher operating weight (21,900kg to 23,500kg) than the previous model, the new SK210(N)LC-11 is powered by a Stage V Hino engine that delivers 124kW of output, 143kN of digging force (157kN with Power Boost) and 228kN of drawbar pulling force.
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 model in Europe is currently 10.1 litres/h).
To cope with work on harsh jobsites, the new SK210(N)LC-11 benefits from improved durability. For example, the machine’s right and left side panels and rear supports have been made thicker to enhance body rigidity, whilst 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 newly launched SK500/530LC-11 model, the SK210(N)LC-11’s cabin, ergonomics and safety features have been enhanced. The Kobelco-branded Grammer air-suspended seat, which moves together with the armrests and hydraulic controls for reduction of operator fatigue, is said to provide excellent shock absorption and superior ride comfort.
The jog dial controls multiple functions on the large 10in 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 bird’s-eye and eagle-eye view from the machine’s cameras (installed at the right and rear of the machine). All internal switches and dials in the cab have LED backlights to provide a bright, clear view in the dark.
In addition, the SK210(N)LC-11 comes with air-conditioning as standard and the cab 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-hand side radiator and cooling system elements, which are laid out for easy access. 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.
According to Kobelco, monitoring the SK210(N)LC-11’s work status remotely has never been easier too, thanks to the machine’s KOMEXS (Kobelco Monitoring Excavator System). Using satellite communication and the Internet, data on the machine’s operation, such as operating hours, location, fuel consumption, and maintenance status, can be obtained remotely.
Commenting on the launch of the all-new machine, product manager Peter Stuijt said: ‘The 20-tonne excavator market is extremely competitive, but the new Kobelco SK210(N)LC-11 more than holds its own against the competition. Offering an excellent balance between performance and machine stability, the SK210(N)LC-11 delivers superior lifting performance and fuel consumption, whilst the machine’s interior has been beautifully designed with the operator in mind.’