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Kobelco Australia launches short radius excavator duo

Kobelco has added two new short radius excavators with Tier 3 engines to its Australian portfolio

The new SK225SR-7 and SK235SR-7 weigh in at 23.3 tonnes and 25 tonnes respectively, with the benefits of a Tier 3 engine. 

Since introducing its first short radius (SR) concept in 1996, Kobelco says it now has the largest SR range in the Australian market – covering machines from 1 tonne to 38 tonnes.  

SR machines benefit from a smaller working footprint, Kobelco says, which means that they can access tighter working areas and can work in one lane of a freeway. 

“Increased requirements for urban infrastructure, utilities and road building means an increased demand for compact machinery,” Kobelco Australia general manager of product and distribution Mark Johnson says. 

“The SK225SR-7 and SK235SR-7 provide the same powerful performance and lifting capacity as our mid-weight conventional machines, but with a smaller working footprint of just 4.05m and 3.68m respectively.” 

Both new SR excavators benefit from 127kW of power, through the Tier 3 engines, and 22 per cent higher torque than previous models. 

The SR Series-7 machines arm and bucket cylinders have been reinforced, providing more digging power and durability. The plate thickness of the arm has also been increased by 25 per cent, making it 1.25 times stronger than the previous generation model.  

The bucket cylinder has been reinforced by enlarging the flange and increasing the rod side pin diameter from 80mm to 85 mm. 

Both machines are equipped with a cabin that includes radio, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone features. Two bright LED work lights have also been included to improve visibility.  

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