The new Kobelco SK19 mini excavator provides the ideal combination of performance and functionality
Small and restricted jobsites, such as residential areas and inside buildings, require machinery that delivers high performance as well as a small working footprint. The all-new Kobelco SK19 mini excavator combines a compact body with a high-output engine for high power and efficient operation, excellent stability with superior weight distribution and a well-designed, comfortable cab.
The Kobelco SK19, which replaces the previous SK18-1E, delivers superior performance thanks to its bigger engine, new hydraulic system and newly designed working equipment. For example, the Yanmar Stage V-compliant engine delivers a 38% increase in power output (13.1kW versus 9.5kW), 10% increase in bucket digging force (16.7kN versus 15.2kN) and 26% increase in arm digging force (long arm/short arm @ 9.3/11.4kN versus 7.4kN). Lifting capacity has also been increased by 24% (based on 2.5m reach, -0.5m from ground level over the front), while travel speed, digging reach and digging depth are also significantly improved.
For jobsites that require close working against walls, ditches and roads, the SK19 benefits from a number of important features. The width of the crawler is 980mm when retracted to enable access to tight passageways, which increases to just 1,320mm when extended. The compact tail swing provides operating efficiency in limited spaces, while the boom swing angle is 12% wider than the previous SK18-1E.