Kobelco Introduces All New SK55SRX-7

Kobelco SK55SRX-7Just because you’re smaller doesn’t mean you can’t do a big job. Compact excavators have become a staple for jobs such as landscaping, small construction projects and utility work where quality is paramount but working space is at a premium. But compact excavators are also increasingly important to fill in on larger jobsites.

Kobelco’s new SK55SRX-7 min-excavator is small in size but just as big where it counts — performance, reliability and durability. Oh, and operator-centric features. Because if the operator can’t do their job efficiently and comfortably, the machine cannot do its best work, either.

Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new about the new Kobelco SK55SRX-7 compact excavator.

The vitals

  • 11,817 lbs. with standard heavy counterweight and canopy (12,147 lbs. with cab)
  • 37-hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine
  • 12 ft. 9 in. maximum digging depth
  • 19 ft. 6 in. maximum digging height
  • 20 ft. maximum reach at ground level using standard 5-ft. 7-in. arm (longer 6-ft. 4-in. long arm also available)
  • 6 ft. 5 in. working width


  • Kobelco SK55SRXUp to 7% less digging cycle time, thanks to the improved hydraulic system
  • Up to 12%faster travel speed and up to 10% faster hill climbing, thanks to redesigned travel motors
  • Added digging power when operator use the Integrated Flow Pump System to activate extra output from the third pump
  • Pre-installed thumb bracket on the arms
  • Standard two-way dozer blade with float (optional four-way power angle dozer blade with float)

Reliability and durability

  • Standard Energy Conservation mode achieves up to 26% fuel reduction
  • Standard auto-deceleration switch
  • Boom, arm and swing brackets all feature large cross-section segments that increase attachment strength

Operator-friendly features and amenities

  • High-strength cab or canopy both meet ROPS, TOPS, and OPG Level 1 (top guard) standards
  • Improved ergonomic controls
  • Color display
  • Automatic climate control in cab models
  • Integrated Noise & Dust Reduction system
  • Operator right-side window for enhanced hearing and ventilation
  • Smartphone holder (Bluetooth hands-free-enabled)
  • USB/AUX port
  • DAB+ radio
  • Cup holder
  • Coat hook
  • Factory-mounted LED work lights on the boom, top front and left side

You get the idea. The new Kobelco SK55SRX-7 measures up in so many ways it might just be the machine that transforms your 2022.