KOBELCO minis prove that great things can come in small packages. These machines pack full-size performance into a highly portable frame. A minimal rear swing radius with zero tail overhang allows for excellent handling in confined spaces while a simple design makes routine maintenance easy.


  • Engine Power - 18.1 kW (24.2 hp)
  • Operating Weight - 2,950 kg (6,504 lbs)

Mini excavators are the machine of choice for small jobs where space is limited, like garden construction and pipe laying. In addition to their minimized tail swing radius, minis have also developed excellent performance characteristics and maneuverability that have broadened their usefulness for many different types of jobs.

Now KOBELCO has taken the next evolutionary step by packing even more digging power and practical performance features into the SK28SR while maintaining zero tail swing. No matter what the operation - digging, swinging, loading or dozing - this machine delivers unprecedented performance that will be profitable for owners while fully satisfying the most demanding operator.

Overall Length14' 11" (4,550 mm)
Overall Height (to top of boom)8' 2" (2,510 mm)
Overall Width5' 1" (1,550 mm)
Tail Swing Radius2' 6" (775 mm)
Distance From Center of Swing To Rear End2' 6" (775 mm)
Tumbler Distance5' 6" (1,700 mm)
Track Gauge4' 1" (1,250 mm)
Shoe Width11" (300 mm)
Overall Width of Upperstructure5' (1,530 mm)


Travel Speed2.3 mph (3.8 kph) / 1.3 mph (2.1 kph)
Drawbar Pulling Force7,823.3 lbf (34.8 kN)


Operating Weight6,503.6 lbs (2,950 kg)


ModelYanmar 3 TNV 82A
Power Output 24.2 hp (18.1 kW)
22.9 hp (17.1 kW)
Max. Torque57.3 lbf (77.7 Nm)
Displacement81.2 in³ (1.331 ltr)
Fuel Tank11 gallons (US) (42 ltr)


Pump 2 Variable axial piston + Gear
Dozer Blade Blade Height: 13.58" (345 mm)
Blade Width: 5' 1" (1,550 mm)
Max. Raise Height: 14.76" (375 mm)
Dig Depth: 11.81" (300 mm)
Max. Digging Reach16' (4,890 mm)
Max. Digging Reach At Ground Level15' 6" (4,730 mm)
Max. Digging Depth8' 5" (2,590 mm)
Max. Digging Height15' 1" (4,620 mm)
Max. Dumping Clearance10' 6" (3,210 mm)
Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth7' 10" (2,410 mm)
Min. Swing Radius7' 7" (2,330 mm)
Bucket Digging Force5,552.7 lbf (24.7 kN)
Arm Crowding Force3,731.8 lbf (16.6 kN)