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    Kobelco to Show Extensive Range of Excavators at SMOPYC

    Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe is pleased to reaffirm its commitment to the Spanish market by attending the forthcoming SMOPYC exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain on 17-20 November.

    This will be the first time KCME has exhibited at SMOPYC, which takes place at Feria Zaragoza, located around three hours west of Barcelona. The event is the ideal platform for manufacturers and brands in the construction, mining and public works sectors to showcase their machinery, equipment and innovations. The last SMOPYC event, which took place in 2017, attracted almost 900 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from 50 countries.

    Kobelco boasts an extensive range of high-performance excavators from 1t to 90t including its smallest SK08 and SK10SR minis and short radius machines for compact job sites, to its heaviest SK850LC-10 model for larger jobsites and quarries. Over the past 18 months, the manufacturer has also launched a number of new machines in Europe, including a new SK350(N)LC-11 and SK500/SK530LC-11, which are also used in quarry construction, as well as a mid-range SK210(N)LC-11 and Kobelco’s heaviest Short Radius machine, the SK380SRLC.

    Visitors to KCME’s stand at SMOPYC ((Hall 8 C-D/1-8) can expect to see a number of Kobelco’s new and already established Short Radius machines.

    The all-new SK140SRLC-7 represents a new generation of short radius excavators and delivers enhanced efficiency and productivity while setting a new industry standard in operator comfort through Kobelco’s stunning Performance X Design concept. The latest in a long line of powerful and efficient 14-tonne excavators, the Kobelco SK140SRLC-7’s Isuzu Motors Ltd 2,999cc turbo charged diesel engine complies with Stage V emissions regulations, while at the same time offers a significant 10% increase in engine output (compared to the previous SK140SRLC-5).

    The Kobelco SK85MSR-7 was launched in 2019 and offers superior performance and productivity as well as one of the most sophisticated operator cabins in class. Several years of research and development, including valuable feedback from the European market on the previous SK85MSR-3 model, led to a number of significant improvements in the new model, including an increase in distance between the upper structure and undercarriage in order to reduce damage by rocks, and the machines’ blade geometry has been improved, making it easier for operation in mountainous areas.

    Launched earlier this year, the SK50SRX-7 delivers increased performance and productivity and also follows Kobelco’s Performance X Design concept for enhanced design and operator comfort. The SK50SRX-7 also benefits from improved hydraulic performance when compared to the previous models (SK45SRX-6E and SK55SRX-6E), including shortened digging cycle time.

    Visitors to the KCME stand at SMOPYC can also see the SK28SR and SK35SR mini excavators, which are ideal for landscaping and smaller construction projects, or for providing a support role to heavier machines on larger jobsites.

    KCME Managing Director, Makoto Kato, said:

    “We were disappointed to miss SMOPYC in 2020, but were keen to commit to the rescheduled event in November as Spain and Portugal are important emerging markets for us. We’re particularly looking forward to meeting some of our new customers, learning more about their specific requirements and meeting with potential new dealers who can help us to improve our coverage across these regions. However, importantly, Kobelco has also significantly increased its product range over the past 18 months, and we’re keen to introduce some of these new machines to the Spanish market for the first time.”

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