The owner of the first Kobelco SK55SRX-6 in Australia expects the machine to deliver improved fuel economy that will help him to remain competitive in the market.
Callum Roberts, owner of Pro-Dig Earthworks, took delivery of the new excavator in February. Pro-Dig is based in Launceston but operates across Tasmania, with 17 staff and 15 pieces of plant and machinery, including seven Kobelco Excavators.
“With diesel costs increasing the way they are, the fuel economy of the SK55SRX-6 was a key reason for choosing it,” Callum said.
“Lower fuel costs will help reduce our overheads and increase our bottom line even while we’re offering our customers competitive rates.
“Our jobs include commercial civil works, car parks, house footings, plumbing excavations, bulking out houses and digging trenches. All of this demands a lot of grunt, which we know the SK55SRX-6 will deliver, because we’ve seen the performance and toughness of our other Kobelco machines.”
Already, the new SK55SRX-6 has been very popular with Callum’s operators.
“It’s great to have this shiny new machine in the fleet, and we’re super-excited about it being the first one in Australia. We are really impressed with the specs. The larger cab is a major plus, with bigger windows and plenty of mirrors.”