This really is the year for innovation and not surprisingly, Kobelco are charging ahead of the field when it comes to embracing the latest technology with their high end excavators. Australian Earthmoving alongside several Kobelco customers was recently invited to attend a demonstration at Sydney Trucks and Machinery, showcasing the capability of the new Kobelco SK350LC, integrated with the Trimble Earthworks Machine Control Platform.
Kobelco has partnered with several of the leading machine control system technology providers to be able to offer their latest generation of machines as 3D GPS Guidance Ready. The new Kobelco SK350LC that we had the privilege of demonstrating featured the next level of this system, as it is Machine Control Ready with automatics.
Having a machine control system using automatics means that the machine automatically controls the position of the bucket and boom when operating in semi-autonomous mode.
All that the operator needs to do is position the machine, and simply pull back on the arm control stick where he wants to cut the grade.
The system will stay on grade automatically, controlling the boom and bucket to keep the cutting edge perfectly on grade according to the site plan and it even works with tilting buckets and tilt hitches.
Machine Control automatics is an important technology milestone in the industry, as it dramatically improves operating efficiency, and it allows unskilled operators to do work which previously could only be completed by someone with years of experience.
“These latest generation of machines from Kobelco are more fuel efficient than ever and are built to be the most durable machines in the industry.
The new Kobelco SK350LC is incredibly refined and together with a Trimble Earthworks system, Kobelco is delivering a level of productivity and precision that you have to see to believe. For more information visit kobelco.com.au or call 1300 562 352