Kobelco SK210LC Acera Mark 8 Excavator Named to Better Roads Magazine™s 50 Top Rollouts for 2007

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Jan.23, 2008 ” Better Roads magazine has named the Kobelco

SK210LC Acera Mark 8 excavator in its 50 Top Rollouts list for 2007. The machine™s enhanced


speed and power has made it one of the most significant new products introduced to highway


and bridge professionals this past year.



The SK210LC features a new Tier III-certified, 150 horsepower, six-cylinder, directinjected


diesel engine with intercooler turbocharger. This engine features 490 ft-lbs of torque at


1,200 rpm, a 14 percent increase in torque over previous models. A power-boost feature


provides 10 percent more power on command for increased bucket breakout force without time


limitations. The machine also features easy, ground-level servicing of filters, batteries and


hydraulics to reduce maintenance time and boost productivity.



The SK210LC supplies the power, precision and speed operators need on the job


site, said Paul Golevicz, brand marketing manager for Kobelco America. We are continuously


looking for ways to innovate our machines so that operators are able to efficiently and safely


get their jobs done. We are proud that Better Roads has selected the SK210LC as one of the


top 50 products of 2007.



Each year,
Better Roads editors sort through hundreds of new product releases from


the previous 12 months to determine the 50 most significant products. The final list highlights


the most significant new products to be introduced to highway and bridge professionals during


the past year.



The Kobelco SK210LC is manufactured by Kobelco America at the company™s


Calhoun, Ga., factory. The machine has a maximum operating weight of 47,800 lbs and a


maximum digging depth of 22 feet. It features an oversized ergonomic cab that delivers


complete operational control, progressive hydraulic acceleration and a 360-degree view.


 


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 representatives. For more information, please visit http://www.kobelcoamerica.com.

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