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.


  • Engine Power - 160 hp (119 kW)
  • Operating Weight - 60,000 lbs (27,200 kg)

The SK270SRLC-5 is among the first KOBELCO units to feature our reconfigured iNDr Cooling System with two offset ducts on top that maintain quiet and cool operation - even with an enlarged engine compartment to meet Tier IV Final standards. The result is a powerful machine with reduced fuel consumption and minimal exhaust emissions.

With a minimal swing radius, power boost capability, independent travel, designated ECO-mode and other KOBELCO exclusive features, this machine is one of the most versatile job site tools out there.

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

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Overall Length29' 8" (9,040 mm)
Overall Height (to top of boom)11' 3" (3,430 mm)
Overall Width11' 1" (3,390 mm)
Ground Clearance of Rear End3' 5" (1,050 mm)
Ground Clearance17" (455 mm)
Tail Swing Radius6' 2" (1,880 mm)
Distance From Center of Swing To Rear End6' 2" (1,880 mm)
Tumbler Distance12' 7" (3,850 mm)
Track Gauge8' 5" (2,590 mm)
Shoe Width2' 7" (800 mm)
Overall Width of Upperstructure9' 10" (2,990 mm)


Travel Speed3.2 mph (5.2 kph) / 2 mph (3.2 kph)
Drawbar Pulling Force55,300 lbf (246 kN)


Operating Weight60,000 lbs (27,200 kg)


ModelHino J05E UM-KSSL
Power Output 166 hp (124 kW)
160 hp (119 kW)
Max. Torque472 lbf (640 Nm)
Displacement312.6 in³ (5.123 ltr)
Fuel Tank87.2 gallons (US) (330 ltr)


Pump 2 Variable axial piston + Gear
Dozer Blade Blade Height: 27" (685 mm)
Blade Width: 11' 1" (3,390 mm)
Max. Raise Height: 22" (555 mm)
Dig Depth: 14" (355 mm)
Max. Digging Reach32' 3" (9,850 mm)
Max. Digging Reach At Ground Level31' 9" (9,680 mm)
Max. Digging Depth21' 9" (6,650 mm)
Max. Digging Height36' 9" (11,210 mm)
Max. Dumping Clearance27' 3" (8,330 mm)
Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth19' 11" (6,060 mm)
Min. Swing Radius6' 5" (1,960 mm)
Digging Depth For 8 Feet Flat Bottom21' 3" (6,470 mm)
Bucket Digging Force35,300 lbf (157 kN)
Arm Crowding Force25,200 lbf (112 kN)