Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd., one of the predecessors of Kobelco Construction Machinery, developed the first domestically-produced static hydraulic fracturing crusher “Nibbler” through a technical tie-up with Hy-Mac (UK).
The first unit was mounted on the YS1200 hydraulic excavator and put to work on the demolition of the former Mitsui residence in Akasaka.
The 100t building demolition excavator, SK950LCD, was developed. This machine achieved the assemble and disassemble of attachments with hydraulic pins.
The ultra-high reach building demolition excavator, SK3500D, with a working height of 65m is registered with Guinness World Records.
The world’s largest ultra-large crusher for foundation demolition, KR2000TPR (mass 19 tons) and the world’s largest ultra-large KS1600TPR nibbler (mass 19t) for steel frame demolition were developed.
Also in 2013 in North America, Kobelco (KCMU) was relaunched. At ConExpo 2014, KCMU displayed a SK1000D, SK350D material handler and SK210D auto dismantler.
The SK1000D was sold in Canada to Priestly Demolition (PDI) and at the time was the first Kobelco Ultra Demolition machine sold outside of Japan.