Fuel-efficient heavy machinery will be in hot demand from hire and rental companies as several multi-million dollar projects kick off in South Australia, according to Darren Morrow from Kobelco dealership, Australian Construction Equipment (ACE).
“The ongoing and planned projects are going to bring a bigger demand to the heavy excavator market and help build the economy. It’s something we’re really excited about being involved in, and seeing our customers involved in, too,” Morrow said.
With many projects currently underway, including the Torrens Road to River Torrens artery, O’Bahn City Access and the Northern Connector, numerous Kobelco heavy excavators are already at work on project sites.
Kobelco’s Geoscan monitoring system tracks a machine’s fuel efficiency and is standard on all medium and heavy models.
“It doesn’t matter how big or small the project, fuel efficiency and reliability are equally important in all facets of earthmoving. Geoscan allows performance measures such as fuel levels, service schedules, and working hours to be tracked, which means the business can make informed decisions about machine use and staff allocation,” Morrow said.
In 2016, Kobelco released the new Generation 10 series of heavy excavators including the SK200-10, SK210LC-10, SK250-10, SK260LC-10, SK330-10 and SK350LC-10 models.