Kobelco Construction Machinery USA’s SK25 and SK17 compact excavators are equipped with engines that meet Tier 4 final requirements.

The SK25 and SK17 feature digging depths of 9 feet, 2 inches and 7 feet, 3 inches, as well as swing speeds of 10 rpm and 9.5 rpm to deliver shorter cycle times.

Great for use at sites where space is limited, the SK25 and SK17 boast excellent side ditch digging capabilities, allowing the machines to dig smoothly along walls in small areas, according to the company. The front minimum swing radius of the SK25 and SK17 are 5 feet, 5 inches and 4 feet, 6 inches, giving each model the ability to dig, swing, and load in the tightest of spots while at full boom swing. Furthermore, a zero tail swing radius allows both machines to work in confined areas safely and efficiently.

The SK25 is designed and equipped for full-sized performance over an extended working life. This model can handle heavy-duty digging and lifting and it is excellent for loading, placing and dozing across a wide range of applications. The SK25 boasts a digging force of 4,546 lbs. and a maximum digging reach of 15 feet, 7 inches. This 5,930-lb. machine provides excellent stability with either steel or rubber track shoes and a ROPS/FOPS cab or canopy.

The upgraded SK17 model is the smallest of Kobelco’s excavators. This 3,836-lb. mini is popular on jobsites where equipment needs to be moved through gates, obstructions, and/or very tight spaces. The SK17 features self-cleaning hydraulic side frames that retract to a narrow 37 inches for tight areas and extend to a solid 50 inches for stability. The dozer blade on this machine is also adaptable to job conditions as its width can be easily changed and secured. With a smaller body, the machine has a maximum digging reach of 12 feet, 2 inches and a digging force of 2,833 lbs.