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Mimico

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For nearly 20 years Mimico has been one of New Zealand’s largest suppliers of parts to the heavy machinery industry. The company has expanded rapidly over the years and with the addition of new machinery sales and heavy machinery repairs has become a respected market leader.
 
The recent appointment of Mimico Limited to handle the future distribution of the product throughout New Zealand from their base in Matamata is further evidence that Kobelco is committed to exploring opportunities with forestry owners and contractors. Not really a household name in the forestry industry, Kobelco has never the less developed a range of heavy-duty excavators that can easily be matched up with a variety of supplier attachments to meet most forestry applications.
 
 
Recognised around the world for producing fuel-efficient machines, Kobelco knows that the only way to help forestry end users increase their profits is to improve fuel economy. With the balance of international supply and demand for timber appearing to change in favour of plantation owners, forestry in New Zealand is currently experiencing a significant resurgence in interest from developing countries like China and India. 
 
The Kobelco SK235SR Acera Geospec 8 series is a perfect example of a standard model excavator that can be adapted for forestry work. When compared to the previous 6 series model, fuel consumption of the SK235SR is reduced by 20% with productivity increasing by 8%. To accomplish that amazing 20% reduction in fuel economy, the engine features next generation electronic control with a common rail fuel injection system. In addition, the new hydraulic system cuts energy loss to a bare minimum for a big boost in fuel economy. The 8% increase in productivity is achieved through a newly designed electronically controlled engine that greatly enhances swing power and speed. 
 
 
Kobelco excavators have been manufactured to meet the demands of forestry work with the arm foot boss made of forged components, whilst the boom top and foot have cast workings. The overall structure has been designed to eliminate difficult to weld areas for enhanced overall quality and durability.
 
Operator comfort hasn’t been forgotten either in the Kobelco SK235SR. The front cab window can be opened and closed without changing the grip, for easier operation. Also the fully reclining seat offers plenty of rear space with the ignition, accelerator and other switches concentrated conveniently on the right hand side. 
 
Ease of inspection and maintenance is another important feature that reduces upkeep costs. The radiator, oil cooler and intercooler are within easy reach. The floor mat can be disassembled for easy removal and the air conditioner can be replaced without the need for tools, therefore keeping the cab environment clean and tidy.
 
 
Low fuel consumptions, excellent productivity, durability and flexibility backed by 80 years of experience provides customers with the confidence that Kobelco products can withstand whatever New Zealand’s forestry conditions can throw at them.
Mimico has a fleet of fully equipped mobile vehicles including diagnostic equipment which enables them to rapidly respond to breakdowns in the field. The Mimico service team is factory trained and is capable of handling any unplanned breakdowns for Kobelco excavator products.
 
For further information on the Kobelco excavator range contact: Stefan de Silva, Sales and Marketing Manager, 027 280 2196 or call 0800 806 464 for your nearest Mimico sales representative. Website: www.mimico.co.nz
 

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