Replacing model SK330LC, the Kobelco SK350LC Acera Mark 8 excavator offers improvements such as increased fuel efficiency, higher lifting capabilities, more drawbar pull and robust design. It comes standard with heavy-duty components including X-frame, boom and arm, which used to be options. Powered by a Tier III, 264-horsepower turbocharged Hino engine, the unit digs to 24 feet 10 inches and reaches 36 feet 3 inches at ground line. New ergonomic cab features a seven-position suspension seat, and all major controls are located on the operator's right side for easy access. Also, routine service points are located at ground level. Estimated list price: $317,200.