European debut of Kobelco’s new mini excavator

Vania Goncalves 5 Aug 2016 EUROPE EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has introduced its new SK45SRX-6 mini excavator in Europe.


The 4.5t mini excavator has been jointly launched with the latest version of the SK55SRX-6.

Both machines feature the Yanmar engine, which reduces fuel consumption by 23% when used in S-mode, for normal work.  

Further fuel savings can be achieved through the integrated hydraulic circuitry of the three on-board hydraulic pumps, which reduces the overall engine/hydraulic workload.

A decelerator button can also now be found on the operation lever as well as the dashboard.

Additionally, the excavators’ on-site noise is reduced with the dust cooling system together with a front-facing air inlet and an under-slung exhausting system. Bluetooth and ports for USB can also be found in the machines.

In the SK45SRX-6, the operator’s chair now reclines and features mechanical suspension, and both models feature improved operator visibility from the cab.

Kobelco’s KCME product marketing manager Marcel van der Winden said: “The introduction of SK45SRX-6 fulfils KCME’s ideal of providing specialist earth moving machines within all popular classes.

“As with all Kobelco Short Radius excavators, SK45SRX-6 delivers exceptional working performance while maintaining reduced operating costs. Minor updates to the SK55SRX-6 underline just how effective and efficient this machine has and always will be.”

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