Kobelco colours the mini market with a new machine for confined spaces

Updated: August 8, 2018
The release of an all-new 1.2 tonne mini excavator by Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia brings a fresh option to the market that sits between Kobelco’s current 1 tonne and 1.7 tonne models.
The new SK12SR, which was officially launched onto the Australian market at the 2018 Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo in Penrith, New South Wales, is new in its class and features pilotcontrolled operation rather than front-control levers. As well as making the model more efficiently and intuitively operated, it means a more comfortable experience for the operator.
Kobelco General Manager of Sales & Service Doug McQuinn said the SK12SR is a great workhorse for easy excavation, particularly in tight spaces. “Kobelco mini excavators are known for their toughness and durability. The SK12SR is a versatile machine, great for those jobs in closely confined spaces, and the pilot-controlled operation offers exceptional manoeuvrability that gives the operator the confidence and comfort to get the job done well,” Doug said.
“We released this machine to bridge the gap between the Kobelco SK008 and the SK17SR mini excavators. You may be carrying out landscaping works, laying cable, or building verges – this is a stable machine with rugged construction and underside protection to keep yourdowntime down.”
The SK12SR comes with a four year / 4000 hour full warranty.
“It’s the best of both worlds with this new model: power and precision without the bulk of a larger machine, plus a reliable warranty to back it up,” said Doug.
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