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KOBELCO Announces Enhanced SK850LC-10

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is pleased to introduce the enhanced SK850LC-10 excavator. The SK850LC-10 is the largest KOBELCO Generation 10 model and features cutting-edge power.

The SK850LC-10 is more durable and able to withstand the rigors of tough job sites. This KOBELCO excavator delivers a  bucket digging force of 90,598-lbs to achieve impressive work volume. Premier working ranges and a powerful 146,800-lb drawbar pull force enable the SK850LC-10 to operate in rough terrain and on slopes with increased productivity.

This robust, 185,700-lb unit is powered by a 510-hp Tier IV Final HINO engine, allowing it to tackle heavy-duty applications while remaining highly fuel efficient. While operating in ECO-mode, the SK850LC-10 boasts an impressive ~17% improvement in fuel economy compared to its predecessor. This boost in efficiency is a result of an enhanced hydraulic line layout that further reduces energy loss to ensure outstanding performance. A variable-geometry turbocharger also helps to lower fuel consumption, and a new selective catalytic reduction system decreases NOx emissions by 80% to provide low operation emissions.

An improved lever control force of 25% further lessens operator fatigue during long hours of operation, while added climate control outlets and an expanded cab interior provide a pleasant work environment. A FOPS top guard, rear-view camera and swing flashers come standard on the SK850LC-10 to enhance job site safety.

Maintenance on the SK850LC-10 is simple and cost-effective. Easy access to maintenance data from the operation management system greatly improves ease of maintenance scheduling and ensures a long service life, while easy access to the cooling unit, engine compartment and electrical components ensure convenient day-to-day maintenance.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers crawler excavators in the 3,000 lb. to 245,000 lb. classes including zero tail swing, compact, standard, long-reach, mass excavation, and demolition models. Well-known as the excavator authority, KOBELCO is committed to producing quality machines with advanced productivity-boosting features and innovative technologies. With premier capabilities such as no time limit power boost and exclusive independent travel, KOBELCO machines ensure performance and efficiency for the tough worksite challenges.

For more information on KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA or KOBELCO products, please visit www.KOBELCO-USA.com

AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

imageThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2016 recipients of its I Make America advocacy awards.

Winners are AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in AEM’s signature program to build grassroots support and advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America.

AEM honored 32 companies during its recent annual conference for achieving Gold status, and 6 of these companies also received recognition as Legacy supporters after maintaining Gold status for five consecutive years.

I Make America activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to state, local and federal legislators; and promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations.

“I Make America’s success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to help our elected officials understand the critical importance of the off-road equipment industry and manufacturing to economic prosperity and quality of life across America,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We appreciate their hard work and are pleased to publicly acknowledge their outstanding commitment and efforts.”

‘Legacy’ Award Salutes Continuous Service  

The 2016 I Make America Legacy award winners are:

CLAAS of America Inc.
CNH Industrial
General Kinematics
Kondex Corporation
Volvo Construction Equipment
Wolf Robotics LLC

2016 ‘Pillar of the Industry’ Award Winners

A total of 32 companies received Pillar of the Industry awards for achieving or maintaining I Make America Gold status during the year.

For more information about and to join in I Make America, visit www.imakeamerica.com.

The 2016 Pillar of the Industry Award winners are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Astec Mobile Screens
  • Blount International/Woods Equipment
  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Carlson Paving Products
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CLAAS of America Inc.
  • CNH Industrial
  • Custom Products of Litchfield Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • General Kinematics
  • Gradall Industries
  • HUSCO International Inc.
  • InQuest Marketing LLC
  • JCB Inc.
  • Johnson Crushers International
  • Ken Cook Co.
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery USA
  • Kolberg Pioneer Inc.
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Mahindra USA
  • Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Morbark LLC
  • Sioux Corporation
  • Stellar Industries Inc.
  • Terex Corporation
  • Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Weiler
  • Wolf Robotics LLC


AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

Visit www.aem.org for more information.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA Appoints Randy Hall as Sales Manager for National Accounts


KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Hall as Sales Manager for National Accounts.  Hall brings with him to KOBELCO more than 34 years of sales experience in the equipment industry and a proven track record in building and managing key relationships with rental houses and other companies who do business on a national level.

In his new role, Hall will spearhead KOBELCO’s efforts in establishing preferred supplier agreements with key national accounts, leveraging his experience and contacts to help KOBELCO gain favor as a premier e

xcavator brand among national companies who demand a combination of quality, aggressive pricing and second-to-none support. Once supplier agreements are in place, Hall will be responsible for fulfilling RFP requests for pricing and product support packages and will coordinate dealer involvement for service when required.

“KOBELCO brand excavators have long been a popular choice within the rental market,” states Hall. “The company’s vision of customer service and product support is unmatched in today’s marketplace.  With reliability being such a critical component in decision making when it comes to heavy equipment, KOBELCO’s tradition of excellence positions them well.  People really appreciate the company’s dedicated expertise when it comes to excavators.”

Since relaunching KOBELCO as an independent excavator brand in early 2013, KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA has quickly established a nationwide dealer network. Hall’s hiring signifies KOBELCO’s intent to acquire and service national accounts with excavators in the 3,000 lb. to 180,000 lb. classes.

Hall’s depth of experience, leadership and passion for the industry will help fuel the company’s long-term success.  “Without question, Randy will be an extremely valuable asset to our team,” states Ron Hargrave, Vice President, Marketing & Sales for KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA.  “The respect he has in the industry for his work ethic and dedication to service will be instrumental to KOBELCO’s efforts to reintroduce our excavator brand and grow our market share across the rental community. KOBELCO remains dedicated to hiring a team of experienced employees who share our vision of excellence.”

Hall will work from his home office in Fayette, Alabama. From this location he will travel throughout the United States and Canada making regular visits to both purchasing and corporate offices, as well as regional offices of KOBELCO customers and potential customers. Hall will be the primary point of contact for all KOBELCO national accounts.

For more information on KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA visit www.KOBELCO-USA.com or call 281-288-8430.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony

UnknownKOBELCO Construction Machinery USA will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony mark the official opening of their new North American Headquarters in Houston, TX on the morning of Tuesday, July 9.  This is an exciting event for the company and we would love to have you attend.  In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be KOBELCO equipment on display and KOBELCO staff providing an overview of each model.

The address to the KOBELCO headquarters is:

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, Inc.

4690 World Houston Pkwy

Houston, TX 77032