"It’s a benefit that the Kobelco excavators are so fuel efficient – with that reduced overhead we can sharpen the pencil on our tender submissions which can help bring us to a better price point."
- Callum Roberts, Director of Pro-Dig Earthworks
"I knew that Kobelco excavators had a reputation for durability and fuel efficiency, but I really liked that they were so powerful. Both the 20-tonne and the 8.5 tonne are great to operate and have helped me to get the job done precisely and efficiently. My business can grow when I’ve got trustworthy machines."
- Nathan Wright, Owner of Wrightway Plumbing
"Kobelco Dealer, Gato Sales & Repairs, and in particular Marty Cook have been wonderful in all of our dealings to this point in time, often going above and beyond what could be reasonably expected, which for this day and age is not always the case."
- Matt Pratt, M&E Pratt Excavations
"The Kobelco SK17 is so easy to use and operate, and we’ve had a really great response from people hiring it, so we are looking, in the near future, to add some more to our fleet. We are also very happy with the after-sales support from our Kobelco Dealer Gato Sales."
- Rebecca and Matt Price , Owners of MRP Hire
"We are very happy with the relationship with our Kobelco Dealer Sydney Trucks and Machinery and have found the machines from Kobelco very suitable for their operations. This is due to their fantastic balance of power/performance, reliability, time-saving technologies and operator comfort, enthusiasm, confidence and speed behind the controls."
- Peter Kanak , Project Manager of Rhino Demolition
"We haven’t found any other brand of excavator in the 35 tonne market segment that is as fuel efficient as the Kobelco SK350LC-10. We were blown away by the figures when comparing it to another brand, and found the Kobelco can save us up to $1,400 per month. Kobelco has a good range of excavators which are well priced and have good fuel economy, and our guys in the field really enjoy using them."
- Gay Collins, Owner of Pipeline Technics
"The performance of the equipment and after-sales service you receive is second to none. You only need to visit STM’s site in Sydney to appreciate how well set up they are to take care of the machines and their customer post-purchase. Having that confidence in our machines has been part of the success of Mikcon and the jobs we undertake."
- Brandt Oliver, Business Manager of Mikcon Civil Contractors
"The SK17 is great as it’s so compact and easy to manoeuvre. Our favourite feature is the zero-tail swing as it can get into those tight spaces in backyards and smaller worksites. We have an 80% return rate on clients, and having reliable machinery definitely contributes to that."
- Tom and Mel Sweeney, Owners of Sweeney Hire
"Kobelco excavators have a good reputation for performance and are quality machines, which is important when you are working for clients who expect their projects to be completed to a rigorous schedule. We can’t achieve that if we have equipment that underperforms or is unreliable, which is why we have stuck with Kobelco over the years."
- Kieran Donnelly, Director of Dexcon Civil
"We’ve been purchasing Kobelco machinery for 10 years because they are quality, high performance machines. We already have a 30 tonne SK330-10, and we chose to add the SK135SR’s because of their manoeuvrability in spaces with tight access. Working on housing subdivisions, we’re working in a lot of small spaces, and this model is easy to move around, particularly because of its offset boom."
- David Fordham, Operations Manager of TRN Group
"We choose Kobelco excavators as they have proven to be very reliable, strong performing machines and are priced right. We are also very happy with the impeccable service provided by our Kobelco Dealer Sydney Trucks and Machinery and Sales Rep. Adrian Martiniello. He goes out of his way to deliver on his promises, which is important for their business."
- Laurie Refalo, Jeffsan
"We choose to use Kobelco as our preferred machine for their reliability, as this is incredibly important in our industry, and it is something that Kobelco lead the way with. I also have a fantastic relationship with my Kobelco Dealer, Gato Sales. There is never an issue as to where, when and what time a service will be undertaken, their back-up service is unbelievable, and being able to contact them directly for anything I need makes a massive difference."
- Justin Ridley, Owner of Justin Ridley Excavations