Kobelco SK230SRLC-5

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KOBELCO’s SR hydraulic excavator has undergone a new evolution. By utilizing its full range of fuel-saving technologies in this SR model results in unmatched low fuel consumption that provides a class leading standard of efficiency for engine-driven hydraulic excavators.

Outstanding performance in tight spaces, on-site safety, less stress for the operator … KOBELCO was first to understand these demands and in response developed SR, short rear swing, excavators. The acclaimed SR concept went on to be adopted throughout the industry.

But KOBELCO didn’t stop there. Aware of changing needs among machine users in a changing social environment, KOBELCO has taken the SR concept through a further evolution with value-added features. KOBELCO’ s unique design for engine cooling, the iNDr system, cuts noise to extremely low levels.

The newest KOBELCO approach to low fuel consumption, NEXT-3E, now also applies to short rear swing models, to maximize work volumes while saving on fuel. And the new ECO-mode in the SK230SRLC creates even greater savings on fuel to turn SR models into exceptional high-earning machines. KOBELCO continues to lead the field in short rear swing excavators.


Five Ways the SK230SRLC Scores:

  • Low Noise: iNDr
  • More Work with Less Fuel!
  • Efficient Performance!
  • Fast, Accurate and Low-Cost Maintenance
  • A Working Environment that Helps OperatorConcentrate on the Job


Model Name SK230SRLC
Machine Type SK230SRLC-5
Operating Weight lbs {kg} 56,400 {25,600}
Bucket capacity
SAE heaped cu.yd.{m3}

0.67 {0.51}

0.92 {0.70}

1.05 {0.80}

1.22 {0.93}

Bucket capacity
SAE Struck cu.yd.{m3}

0.51 {0.39}

0.68 {0.52}

0.77 {0.59}

0.88 {0.67}

Opening width
With side cutter inches {mm}

34 {870}

43 {1,080}

46 {1,160}

52 {1,330}

Opening width
Without side cutter inches {mm}

30 {770}

39 {980}

42 {1,060}

48 {1,230}

Bucket weight lb {kg}

1,140 {520}

1,390 {630}

1,460 {660}

1,570 {710}

Engine Model



Water-cooled, 4 cycle 4 cylinder direct injection type diesel engine with intercooler turbo-charger.

Rated power output

160 hp {119 kW} /2,000 min-1
166 hp {124 kW} /2,000 min-1

Fuel tank

87.2 U.S.gal {330 L}

Swing System Swing Speed

12.6 rpm {12.6 min-1}

Travel System Travel motors

2 × axial piston type

Travel shoes

49 each side

Travel speed

3.6 / 2.2 mph {5.8 / 3.5 km/h}

Drawbar pulling force

51,500 lbs {229.0 kN}(SAE J 1309)


70% {35°}

Hydraulic System Pump Type

Two variable displacement piston pumps

Max.discharge flow

2 × 58.1 U.S.gph {2 × 220 L/min},
1 × 5.3 U.S.gph {1 × 20 L/min}

Hydraulic oil tank 30.1 U.S.gal {114 L} tank oil level
60.8 U.S.gal {230 L} hydraulic system


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