At KOBELCO, we build excavators with features you won’t find anywhere else. Features that let you power through the toughest jobs, get more done in less time, balance performance with efficiency and stay safe while you do it all. Discover how we’re truly built like no other.



We know what it’s like to sit in the operator’s seat when you hit something solid. The power boost button on most excavators can deliver the extra force you need to break through, but only in short bursts.

That’s why we designed the power boost function in KOBELCO excavators to have no time limit. You’ll never be left demanding power your machine just can’t deliver. Untimed power boost comes standard in all KOBELCO conventional excavators – from the SK210LC on up. It’s controlled directly from the cab, so the power you need is always right there at your fingertips when you need it. Just don’t let it all go to your head.

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It’s pretty much impossible to avoid what you can’t see. That’s why we lowered the rear hood of our machines to help you see out the back and removed cab supports to put a single window on the right. From the operator’s chair of a KOBELCO excavator, you get almost a 360-degree view of the job site. And that level of visibility might just let you see the end of the job sooner.

KOBELCO excavators also come standard with a rear camera and rear working lights to help you keep an eye on what’s happening behind the machine. Plus, swing flashers let others know when to stay out of your way.

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When it comes to complicated tasks, KOBELCO excavators are complete pros. Our exclusive independent travel feature allows the machine to move, lift and swing simultaneously without experiencing any loss of power.

Instead of relying on multiple machines to maneuver pipe into a trench, you can use a single KOBELCO excavator to safely and precisely position each segment into place. And when carrying other heavy loads, you’ll have enough power going to the right places to maintain stability.

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It’s simple math: extra power often comes at the cost of extra fuel consumption. With KOBELCO excavators, you don’t have to sacrifice either. You get best-in-class fuel economy every time you fire up the engine – no matter how tough the job. Three operating modes let operators dial in the perfect balance of fuel economy and jobsite productivity to suit the needs of the day. Use H-mode for heavy-duty operations, S-mode for standard jobs and the ultra-efficient ECO-mode when conserving fuel is top priority.

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