Compare Kobelco SK225SR-5 23 tonne Large Excavators
Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia PTY LTD.



Overall Length, Width & Height
8.69 x 2.8 x 3.15 m


Operating Weight
23,100 kg


Rated Power Output
124 kW / 2,000 min (ISO 14396)


Max. Discharge Flow
2 x 220 (2 variable displacement pumps) + 20 (one gear pump) L/min


Max. Digging Depth
6.58 m
Max. Digging Reach
9.7 m
Max. Dumping Clearance
7.71 m
Max. Vertical Working Range
Max. Operating Height
Min. Swing Radius
Working Height of Clamp Arm


Bucket Digging Force
132 kN with power boost engaged (ISO 6015)
Arm Crowding Force
96.8 kN with power boost engaged (ISO 6015)


Fuel Tank
330 L
Hydraulic Oil Tank (System)
114 (230) L


Factory Tilt Lines

Reasons to enquire about Kobelco today

Best Warranty in the market
2 Year / 3,000 Hour Full Machine Warranty + 4 Year / 6,000 Hour Major Component Extended Warranty.

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 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.

Exclusive Low noise iNDr Cooling System
The Kobelco revolutionary Integrated Noise and Dust Reduction Cooling System deliver ultra-low noise during operation. The filter effectively removes dust particles which helps the cooling unit maintain the ideal heat balance.

Kobelco GEOSCAN Excavator Remote Monitoring System
When a hydraulic excavator is fitted with this system, data on the machine's operation can be obtained remotely:

Operating Hours:
Comparison of operating times of machines at multiple locations
Record operating hours onsite accurately e.g. running times for rental machines etc.

Location Data:
Accurate real-time location data can be obtained.

Fuel Consumption:
Collect Fuel Consumption Data and Idling Times.

Graph of Work Content:
Graph of how working hours are divided among different operating categories e.g. digging, idling, travelling etc.

Maintenance Status:
Provided on machines at multiple sites to personnel for more efficient planning of servicing required

Warning Alerts:
Triggers alert if anomaly is sensed, preventing damage that could result in downtime.

Security System:
Engine Start Alarm can be set to sound if the machine is operated outside of designated time.
Alarm is triggered if machine is moved out of designated area to another location.

Status Check:
Status check from computers or smartphones via email or internet.

Daily/Monthly Reports:
Operational data can be downloaded to a computer for daily and monthly reports.

Next-3E Technology
The perfection of Kobelco Next-Generation network performance includes:
Enhancement: New hydraulic circuitry minimises pressure loss.
Economy: Highly fuel efficient engine and high structural durability retains machine value for longer.
Environment: Features that go easy on Earth and noise reduction measures which minimise noise and vibration.

Main Features

Ultimate low vibration
Coil springs absorb small vibrations, and high suspension mounts filled with silicone oil reduce heavy vibration. This ensures ultimate low vibration when travelling and digging.

Spacious and comfortable ROPS Cab
The new ROPS cab with tempered glass windows protects operators. Roomy operating space is assured with a big cab with excellent visibility in all directions.

Powerful and smooth travel and swing
Best in class travel torque ensures smooth travel on slopes and uneven terrain and also when changing machine direction. Powerful swing torque ensures smooth swing acceleration for efficient performance.

Amazing productivity with less fuel
The combination of a large capacity fuel tank and best in class fuel efficiency delivers an impressive increase in continuous operating hours.

New arm interflow system in Kobelco dash 10 models 
When lowering the boom, the new arm interflow system uses the downward force generated by the boom's weight to push fluid to the shovel arm. This greatly reduces the need to apply power from outside the system.
Big power, little fuel for unbeatable cost performance with the SK500
Powerful and smooth travel and swing, multi-display colour monitor for easy checking, one-touch attachment mode switch and emergency acceleration feature. 

Auto idle stop
This function saves fuel and cuts emissions by automatically shutting down the engine when the machine is on standby.

Our high and wide excavators are specially equipped for forestry and hilly terrain work.
This series of excavators has generous ground clearance for stumps or rocks. The extra crawler width ensures excellent stability, which allows for uninterrupted work and greater lifting capacity. Durability is improved with full track guides and larger upper rollers for the crawlers to prevent de-tracking. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Dan Baumann from Peachey's Constructions -
"Kobelco machines have proven to be rugged and reliable in addition to delivering comfort and efficiency. Compared to one of the major brands, we estimate each Kobelco we have could save us $15,000 per year per machine, based on running 2000 hours in the year at $1.50 per litre for diesel."

Tom Kelliher from Eire Contractors -
"With Kobelco, servicing is easy and parts are readily available but servicing is now really only a maintenance requirement because we haven't had to fix any machines. This has saved us real time and money."

Budd Green from JBG Contractors -
"We have to stay competitive, and that means we can't afford downtime. Our collaboration with Kobelco means serviceability isn't an issue. They put the effort into looking after us and so we keep coming back. 

Mike Coleman from Coleman Drainage -
"Like the other Kobelco Generation 10 machines we have in our fleet, we love the upgraded features for fuel efficiency because it's not compromising the excavator's power. The Kobelco's fuel efficiency is one of the big advantages of these machines - we operate by the bucket, not by the hour, so we need to keep fuel minimised and power maximised."

Andrew Sirianni from Universal Group -
"We kept coming back to Kobelco, the reliability and functionality was making them stand above the rest for us time after time."

Warren Megarry from Megex Civil -
"We've had the Kobelco SK500LC-9 for a couple of months now and we're impressed by how well it can rip through rock. Kobelco excavators have a good reputation so I was happy when we bought it, but I'm even happier now that I've seen it in action."

Daniel Begbie from Begbie Contracting -
"I learnt everything I know from my dad and one of the biggest lessons was seeing the effect fuel efficiency has on the bottom line. You always know it's important but until you see the numbers you don't realise how critical it is. Kobelco really delivers on fuel efficiency."

Clinton McKinnon from Atcall Civil Contracting -
"Our new Kobelco SK250 excavator is the perfect contractor's machine. It's not as big as a 30 tonner and not as small as a 20-tonner. Yet it still gets through the bulk work at a reasonable rate and can also get down and do the smaller stuff. That kind of versatility is very important for a contractor."

Allan Payne from Rock Trade Industries -
"We did a lot of research and we've tested a lot of different machines. The Kobelco excavators always had the edge over their competitors. We picked up a Kobelco SK250-8 excavator and we now have eight Kobelco machines, all purchased from our local Kobelco dealership. Kobelco excavators have been the best value for money and good, reliable machines. They'll certainly be part of our future."