Kobelco Introduces The Tier IV Final SK350LC-9E To North America

Posted by on 15 May 2015

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It's big, it's powerful and it's Tier IV Final compliant. Meet the Kobelco SK350LC-9E, now available in North America. Although this hefty machine one of the largest crawler excavator models in Kobelco's lineup, owners can enjoy operational cost savings thanks to greater efficiency, lower fuel consumption and longer service intervals.

Kobelco SK350LC-9EVital statistics:

  • 82,200 lbs.
  • 270 hp Tier IV Final HINO engine
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
  • Self-cleaning diesel particulate filter (DPF)
  • 50,600 lbs. digging force
  • 24?20?digging depth
  • Suggested 0.875 to 2.75 cubic yard bucket range
  • 10.0 rpm swing speed

The dual SCR-DPF system uses less diesel exhaust fluid compared to systems that use SCF only.

Research leads to re-engineered hydraulics.

Fuel consumption is about 10% lower than a comparable Tier III machine, an achievement made possible by Kobelco's analysis of hydraulic system performance in real-life working conditions. The company says engineers wanted to reduce parasitic losses without sacrificing peak productivity.

Power loss due to hydraulic restrictions is less of a problem now, pump performance is more exactly matched to the conditions at hand and when heavy-duty work is not required, the machine performs at maximum efficiency.

The machine's greater digging capability and quick cycle times ensure top productivity for any application, and the proprietary intelligent control system assures smooth engagement and disengagement. Using the heavy-lift mode facilitates extra lift capacity, and the power boost function provides 10% more digging power without a time limit.

The standard independent travel feature -- a Kobelco exclusive -- enables the SK350 to lift and travel simultaneously without losing speed or power. That increases safety, and it makes the machine versatile enough that contractors can streamline their fleet composition.

Operation everybody can appreciate.

Step into the spacious cab of the SK350LC-9E and you'll find ergonomic design, plenty of leg room and climate control that make work more pleasant even on the most difficult days. Safety features and amenities include:

  • Kobelco SK350LC-9EWide access doors for easy entry and exit
  • Windows all around for superior visibility
  • Low profile hood design
  • Standard rear-view camera with LCD monitor
  • Centralized controls
  • Easy-to-read instrumentation
  • Onboard self-diagnostics with both audible alerts and warning screens
  • 7-way adjustable suspension seat
  • AM/FM radio
  • Large cup holder
  • Roomy storage tray for personal items


Built for the long haul.

Big, powerful and convenient to operate, the Kobelco SK350LC-9E is also as rugged and durable as the challenging job site conditions where it shines. It's manufactured of forged and cast steel, with reinforced high stress areas on the arm and boom and wide welds. It comes standard with a rock guard. The undercarriage has a thick base plate and grousers and uses heavy duty track guides and rollers. Attachment pins have self-lubricating bushings and abrasion-resistant bushings are installed near the bucket.

The KOMEX operation management system provides ongoing data for owners to monitor the machine's location, fuel consumption, operating hours and maintenance status. Everyone who needs the data - owners, operators, dealers and other service personnel - can easily access the details to ensure regular service intervals are maintained and plan jobs more productively.

But wait, there's more. Maintenance on this new machine is not only easy, it's more cost-effective. Service intervals for engine oil, hydraulic oil, greasing and filter changes have been extended by double or more. And periodic maintenance work can be performed at ground level. If you're in the market for a big, tough, powerful crawler excavator that produces more on the job and at the bottom line, the Kobelco SK350LC-9E could be your best bet.

Kobelco SK350LC-9E