Intelligent machine technology

18 March 2008

Kobelco in the US has launched the new 26 tonne SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator powered by a 135 kW turbocharged fuel-injected Tier 3 certified engine.

In a statement from Kobelco it said the excavator features intelligent technology that provides precision control for fine grading and levelling applications.

The machine can dig to 7 m and provides a maximum reach of 10.2 m.

“The SK260LC also delivers more horsepower, improved hydraulic flow and an impressive combination of bucket force, swing torque and drawbar pull forces,” the statement added.

The Intelligent Total Control System (ITCS) recognises the operator's moves and provides “incredibly smooth hydraulic response,” the company said.

The new machine features four power modes to match the operator's specific work operations and the power boost system provides +10% more power on command for increased bucket breakout force, without time limitations, the company spokesman said. Kobelco said in the statement that the machine is designed for applications requiring maximum power, from digging trenches and carrying and setting pipe and trench boxes, to backfilling, clearing sites and loading trucks.


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Andy Brown Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786224 E-mail: [email protected]
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