SOURCE: CNH

January 28, 2008 10:00 ET

Kobelco SK210LC Acera Mark 8 Excavator Named to Better Roads Magazine's 50 Top Rollouts for 2007

CAROL STREAM, IL--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Better Roads magazine has named the Kobelco SK210LC Acera Mark 8 excavator in its 50 Top Rollouts list for 2007. The machine's enhanced speed and power has made it one of the most significant new products introduced to highway and bridge professionals this past year.

The SK210LC features a new Tier III-certified, 150 horsepower, six-cylinder, direct-injected diesel engine with intercooler turbocharger. This engine features 490 ft-lbs of torque at 1,200 rpm, a 14 percent increase in torque over previous models. A power-boost feature provides 10 percent more power on command for increased bucket breakout force without time limitations. The machine also features easy, ground-level servicing of filters, batteries and hydraulics to reduce maintenance time and boost productivity.

"The SK210LC supplies the power, precision and speed operators need on the job site," said Paul Golevicz, brand marketing manager for Kobelco Construction Machinery America. "We are continuously looking for ways to innovate our machines so that operators are able to efficiently and safely get their jobs done. We are proud that Better Roads has selected the SK210LC as one of the top 50 products of 2007."

Each year, Better Roads editors sort through hundreds of new product releases from the previous 12 months to determine the 50 most significant products. The final list highlights the most significant new products to be introduced to highway and bridge professionals during the past year.

The Kobelco SK210LC is manufactured by Kobelco America at the company's Calhoun, Ga., factory. The machine has a maximum operating weight of 47,800 lbs and a maximum digging depth of 22 feet. It features an oversized ergonomic cab that delivers complete operational control, progressive hydraulic acceleration and a 360-degree view.

Kobelco Construction Machinery America LLC, a majority owned subsidiary of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), manufactures and markets a full line of compact, mid-size and full-size excavators ranging from 1.9 to 88 tons. Kobelco engineering is dedicated to power and precision, and every Kobelco excavator is designed and manufactured by Kobelco to exceed customer expectations. With over 250 distribution outlets in North America, Kobelco excavators are supported by a network of experienced dealers and field service representatives. For more information, please visit www.kobelcoamerica.com.

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