Posted August 11, 2023

Short-radius excavator

Kobelco introduces the new SK380SRLC-7 large short-radius excavator.

This Kobelco excavator sets the standard for large, short-radius machines, offering full-size benefits with short rear swing capabilities and exceptional features. This Kobelco SK380SRLC-7 has the highest digging power, swing torque and travel performance in the 35-ton class, sources report. This machine takes on the heaviest up-close work with confidence with only 6.5 inches of counterweight tail swing radius. 

Koelco SK380SRLC-7 excavator
Kobelco introduces new SK380SRLC-7 large short-radius excavator.

With the ability to operate safely in a single 12-foot lane, this machine is ideal for highway projects as well as any application requiring the use of a larger machine within a limited work area. Even with its compact design, operators will find the SK380SR has a full-sized cab with all the comfort and control of a conventional excavator. Additionally, to further enhance the value-added package of this machine, the SK380SR also includes a 4 year/4,000-hour standard warranty.

The KOBELCO SK380 delivers unmatched power and performance while minimizing fuel consumption. Popular on urban jobsites, this model features a compact design and long digging reach to provide easy maneuverability and a broad working range. And with top-class digging depths of 22 feet 11 inches as well as impressive swing speeds, the SK380 delivers short cycle times thus increasing productivity.

This machine has a digging force up to 46,800 pounds and a maximum digging reach of 35 feet 10 inches. With performance and power capabilities the SK380 delivers more reach, lift capacity, digging depth, breakout force, and swing torque to complete tasks ranging from street repairs, site development, landscaping, and underground utilities. 

The proprietary Kobelco intelligent control system is showcased on the SK380, ensuring smooth engagement and disengagement across all machine functions. Heavy lift can be enabled when extra lift capacity is needed, while power boost instantly delivers about 10 percent more power for additional digging capability with no time limit. Independent travel, an exclusive Kobelco feature, allows for a smooth and constant travel speed even while swinging and using the front attachment.  With Independent travel, safely carrying a large pipe across a job site is a breeze.

Equipped with a 265hp Isuzu Tier IV Final engine, the Kobelco SK380 delivers full-size power and superior efficiency. This engine is fitted with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and an SCR device to control emissions without using a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

When it comes to machine maintenance and comfort, the SK380 offers intuitive operation and comprehensive safety. Easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment, and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance. The SK380 boast various cab features including an optimized control layout, wide access doors, powerful air conditioner, heated air ride suspension seat, ergonomic lever angles, LED interior lights, tilting left side console, and an adjustable suspension seat. Furthermore, windows on all sides, as well as a rear view, right, and left-side cameras provide excellent visibility to ensure safe operation.