Kobelco™s New Compact 17SR ACERA Tier III-Certified Excavator Makes Limited Operating Space a Breeze!

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Feb. 4, 2008 ” Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduces the new 17SR  ACERA zero tail swing, compact excavator. The machine delivers more digging performance and an adjustable track gauge that gives easy maneuverability in tight spaces without sacrificing stability when working. The 17SR also features a new “Smart Hydraulic System” fueled by three pumps that ensure maximum power for simultaneous lifting, swinging and travel operations as well as excellent controllability for fine grading. “When working in close proximity to exsiting structures, it is important that operators have the power and stability needed to accomplish the job,” said Paul Golevicz, brand marketing manager at Kobelco America.

“The 17SR”s zero tail swing in the fully expanded track position and the addition of the Smart Hydraulic System ensure that operators have superior flexibilty and performance.” The Kobelco 17SR features a 15.2-horsepower, three-cylinder, Tier III-certified diesel engine.The machine has a bucket breakout force of 2,900 Ibf and an arm-crowding force of 2,158 Ibf. This is an percent increase in total arm and breakout forces.

The 17SR also offers a 10 percent increase in swing torque for a total of 310 Ibf and a 7.5 percent increase in draw pull force. The 17SR features an in-cab lever, allowing the operator to move between expanded and contracted configurations without leaving the cab. The 17SR”s cab is comfortable and easy to enter because the design requires only a three-post canopy to meet both ROPS and FOPS  standards while providing more room for the operator. The Kobelco 17SR is manufactured by Kobelco America in the United States at the company”s Calhoun,Ga., factory. The machine has a maximum operating weight of 3,638 lbs. and a maximum digging depth of 7 feet, 1 inch. The bucket capacity is 0.88 to 1.55 cubic feet.

The 17SR features easy access to the engine compartment, hydraulics and all routine maintenance checks from the ground. This saves time on daily maintenance checks,increasing productivity.

Kobelco Construction Machinery America manufactures and markets a full line of compact, mid-size and full-size excavators ranging from 1.9 to 88 tons. Kobelco engineering is dedicated to power and precision, and every Kobelco excavator is designed and manufactured by Kobelco America to exceed customer expectations. With over 250 distribution outlets in North America, Kobelco excavators are supported by a network of experienced dealers and field service represenatives. For more information, please visit http://www.kobelcoamerica.com



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