Racine, Wis.—Kobelco Construction Machinery America has introduced a new full-size, high-performance excavator, the SK485. The largest of the Kobelco Mark 9 excavator series – which includes the SK210, SK260, SK295 and SK350 excavators – the Tier 4 SK485 Mark 9 delivers up to 15-percent improvement in fuel efficiency, while maintaining exceptional productivity.
The SK485 Mark 9 is one of the most productive machines in its size class. This machine is engineered for heavy applications, including road and bridge, sewer and underground utilities and mainline pipeline construction.
The new SK485 Mark 9 excavator features an upgrade to Kobelco’s intelligent hydraulics and a new Economy power mode that delivers improved fuel efficiency – 15-percent better fuel efficiency for normal digging conditions as compared to previous models. The machine also features a Tier 4 Interim Hino engine equipped with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) emission technology. A new ROPS/FOPS cab provides a larger, more comfortable work environment. A low engine cover and standard rear-view camera improve visibility and operator productivity.
The Kobelco SK485 features an operating weight of 111,774 lbs (50,700 kg), and a dig depth of 25 ft 7.5 in (7.81 m). The new model delivers 345 horsepower (257 kW).
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