Best Warranty in the market
Standard 4 Year / 4,000 Hour Full Machine Warranty across our Kobelco Mini Excavator Range.
Over 80 years of history and technical expertise
Kobelco has over 80 years of experience developing pioneering technology with the support of the Kobe Steel Group. Our mini excavators are fuel efficient, powerful, safe and comfortable and are highly appreciated by customers.
Fast and flexible Kobelco Finance available
Kobelco Finance is easy and available to apply for through our experienced dealer network. Click here for your nearest authorised Kobelco dealer for more information.
Nationwide dealer support network
Experienced dealer network of mini excavator and excavator specialists have a commitment to providing customers with excellent service and support.
Kobelco's Revolutionary Integrated Noise & Dust Reduction Cooling System (iNDr)
Our iNDr cooling system has enabled us to build excavators that are much quieter than regulatory requirements - delivering "Ultimate Low-Noise."
Wide working range
A larger boom and arm are provided as standard equipment to ensure a wider working range.
Short tail swing
Operators don't have to worry about the rear of the machine when swinging and can focus on the job in front due to 0mm tail overhang. This makes it easy to dig next to walls in tight spaces.
Powerful and efficient dozer performance
Kobelco’ s unique dozer blade shape forms earth into an arc that always falls forward and prevents earth from falling behind the blade so only "one pass" is needed. The dozer lever also features a hydraulic pilot control for precise handling.
Integrated flow pump system for added power
This ensures fast and smooth arm and boom operation even under heavy loads.
Stephen Toose from Regional Contractors -
"Sometimes these mini excavators can get into some tough situations. I couldn't afford to have any issues with them because I was just getting this part of my business started. The first client who hired it raved about it, so it was an easy decision to go back to Ballarat Tractors for more."
Anthony Ring from Anthony Ring Excavations -
“The Kobelcos are just perfect. They tick all the boxes when it comes to price and reliability. Melbourne Tractors’ after sales service is second to none. Fuel economy is also fantastic. I’ve done a whole week’s work on one tank of diesel. I started work on Monday morning and it took until the Friday at lunchtime before I needed to top up the tank.”
Bob Odlum from Odlum Group -
"We try to keep most of the diggers under 2 tonnes so we can trailer them. That size is great for digging in and around sewers. One of my operators said the Kobelco is probably the best little digger he has ever driven. And the other operators are rapt with them. They get out of them at the end of the day and they don't feel fatigued."
Harley Prestidge from Hawera Hire -
"We have a fleet of six diggers ranging from 1.5 to 2.7 tonnes, which are all Kobelco Machinery. Kobelco Excavators are of high quality, customers are happy with them and we haven't been able to fault them. We've had a good run with Kobelco Excavators, and have rarely had any breakdowns."
Peter Hansen from Hansen Contractors -
"We started buying Kobelco excavators because they were so smooth to operate. When you're working around houses with smaller sections, you can't afford to have a jerky machine. At times, we only have two fingers of clearance to work with. I find the sales, parts and service staff extremely helpful and easy to deal with. I also think that Kobelco excavators offer more value than other leading brands."
Lex Thomson from G&T Construction -
"Kobelco excavators are well engineered so at the end of the day our machines have a good resale value. We are also happy with our relationship with our Kobelco dealer as the team is knowledgeable and can supply machines when needed."