3 new mini excavators to keep tradies on their game

Storming forward, we are excited to bring three new Kobelco mini excavatorsthat ideal for small business owners and trades to the Victorian and Queensland market.


Engineered specifically for ease of operation and servicing, the three new compact models are suited to applications from electrics, plumbing and small building sites to landscaping.


Operations Manager, Kane Bennett says this range will help Melbourne Tractors better provide for their customer base.


“Previously, we had no compact machine to offer our customers below the 1 tonne mark. It was very important for us to be able to accommodate customers that aren’t necessarily using excavator’s everyday like tradespeople and even owner operators,” he said.


“Now we can offer a cost effective mini excavator that is incredibly safe, productive and efficient but also quick and easy to learn for those not as experienced with earthmoving equipment.”


The three new Kobelco mini excavators now available at Melbourne Tractors branches, as well as Ballarat Tractors and BrisVegas Machinery include:


– SK008 (1 tonne) is designed with the less experienced operators in mind. Each track moves independently for maximum performance on uneven terrain and slopes. The crawler width can also be reduced to just 680mm for fitting into tight work spaces. This model comes complete with a ROPS Canopy


– SK17SR (1.7 tonne) is fitted hydraulic retractable side frames for swift tracking. It also has a self-cleaning mechanism that is designed in a way that the build of mud and dirt is extracted from the variable undercarriage.


– SK20SR (2 tonne) has a superior lifting capacity and comes standard with guards on all cylinders and boom lights that are positioned on the underside of the boom to prevent damage caused by contact.


A 2.6 tonne excavator (SK25SR) will also join the Melbourne Tractors range later in the year.

These three models are available now from all Melbourne Tractors locations in Victoria,  Ballarat Tractors and BrisVegas Machihnery in Queensland.