It only makes sense that the company that invented SR (short rear swing) excavators would stay ahead of the competition. The exclusive iNDr Cooling System reduces dust while delivering ultra-quiet operation, and multiple mode settings allow you to dial in the perfect balance of performance and fuel economy.

ED160BR-7 Blade Runner

  • Engine Power - 105 hp (78.6 kW)
  • Operating Weight - 37,000 lbs (16,800 kg)

The ED160BR-7 Blade Runner is a versatile excavator with a six-way dozer blade that offers power, angle, and tilt capability for pushing material out of the way or quickly refilling a work site. As one of our most fuel-efficient machines, the ED160BR-7 features the exclusive KOBELCO iNDr Cooling System that reduces dust while delivering ultra-quiet operation. Multiple operating modes allow you to dial in the perfect balance of performance and fuel economy, and adjustable presets for the bucket, breaker, nibbler and thumb allow you to change tools quickly and easily.

This KOBELCO machine is a winner of the 2021 EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership Award.

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Overall Length28' 4" (8,640 mm)
Overall Height (to top of boom)10' 5" (3,180 mm)
Overall Width10' 8" (3,260 mm)
Ground Clearance of Rear End3' 5" (1,030 mm)
Ground Clearance17.9" (455 mm)
Tail Swing Radius4' 11" (1,490 mm)
Distance From Center of Swing To Rear End4' 11" (1,490 mm)
Tumbler Distance9' 2" (2,800 mm)
Track Gauge6' 6" (1,990 mm)
Shoe Width1' 11" (600 mm)
Overall Width of Upperstructure8' 2" (2,480 mm)


Travel Speed3 mph (4.8 kph) / 1.5 mph (2.4 kph)
Drawbar Pulling Force43,800 lbf (195 kN)


Operating Weight37,000 lbs (16,800 kg)


ModelIsuzu 4 JJ 1X DRAC -01
Power Output 115 hp (86 kW)
105 hp (78.6 kW)
Max. Torque261 lbf (354 Nm)
Displacement183 in³ (2.999 ltr)
Fuel Tank49.1 gallons (US) (186 ltr)


Pump 2 Variable axial piston + Gear
Dozer Blade Blade Height: 31.9" (810 mm)
Blade Width: 10' 8" (3,260 mm)
Max. Raise Height: 31.1" (790 mm)
Dig Depth: 23.6" (600 mm)
Max. Digging Reach28' 11" (8,810 mm)
Max. Digging Reach At Ground Level28' 3" (8,620 mm)
Max. Digging Depth19' (5,790 mm)
Max. Digging Height31' 11" (9,730 mm)
Max. Dumping Clearance23' 11" (7,300 mm)
Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth15' 8" (4,770 mm)
Min. Swing Radius8' 3" (2,520 mm)
Digging Depth For 8 Feet Flat Bottom18' 4" (5,600 mm)
Bucket Digging Force24,800 lbf (110.4 kN)
Arm Crowding Force13,000 lbf (58 kN)