Kobelco’s latest Generation 10 excavators
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) says the arrival of its latest Generation 10 specialist earthmoving and construction excavators are available from its growing European Kobelco dealer network.
The SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10 is the next Kobelco conventional excavator to comply with Stage 4 of the exhaust emissions regulations.
Compared to the previous Generation 9 equivalent model, S-mode (normal work) fuel consumption has decreased by 9%, while Eco-mode sees a 10% reduction, which is further enhanced with a 5% productivity improvement in H-mode operation, says the company.
One of the main contributors to improved fuel consumption is the implementation of a new Kobelco developed engine-cooling fan design that requires less operating energy to reduce engine workload, says Kobelco.
The SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10, powered by Hino engines, carry the latest in clean technology by incorporating DOC (Diesel Oxidisation Catalyst) and the combination of SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). It is claimed that together these key systems reduce the amount of DEF/AdBlue fluid consumption used in the post-exhaust gas system, which also dramatically reduces the effects of particulate matter discharge and ensures Stage 4 emissions regulations are complied with. Harmful NOx is reduced by approximately 88%.