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Company Wrench Builds 125ft High Reach Excavator

October 17, 2023

Company Wrench recently expanded its demolition product line after building a 125-foot high reach excavator.  The unit was built at Company Wrench’s Carroll, Ohio headquarters and features a three-piece boom specially made for a Kobelco SK850 carrier. 

“When we were building the front, we tried to maintain mostly Kobelco components for easier parts sourcing,” Company Wrench’s High Reach Specialist Ben Dowdy said.  “The mid link cylinder is actually the original SK850 Kobelco arm cylinder, and the third member cylinder is the original SK850 bucket cylinder.  If the cylinders get damaged or need service, conventional Kobelco parts can be obtained to complete the repairs.”

Company Wrench designed this machine with features to address a few common issues customers face when renting a high reach excavator.  

Easy Transportation and Setup

The 125-foot high reach excavator was engineered to save time and money during transportation and setup.  One example of this is the modular joint, which allows operators to attach the high reach front directly from the shipping truck.  Hydraulic pins and quick couplers on all the hose connections also makes attaching the front quick and simple.  In addition to fast assembly, the three-piece boom fits on one delivery truck, reducing shipping costs.

Wide Working Ranges and Increased Tool Capacity

The 125-foot high reach excavator offers a tool capacity of 5,500 pounds at maximum height, and its versatile working ranges allow it to operate as low as 30 feet. 

Company Wrench understands operators may not always require the height of the three-piece boom.  That is why it engineered an excavator boom tip, which sets the SK850 back to near-factory working ranges and tool capacity specifications.  The boom tip can also be fitted with an additional straight boom for an operating height of up to 57 feet with a tool capacity of 20,000 pounds. Check out a video of the machine here.

Safety Features and Training Opportunities

The 125-foot high reach excavator features a dust suppression system that sprays water from the excavator’s stick tip to suppress dust directly at its point of origin.  Operators can turn the nozzle on and off with a switch inside the cab.  The cab also has an external steel demo guard for added protection as well as a 45° tilt system and top wiper to increase the operator’s field of view.  The controls are similar to a conventional excavator, reducing the learning curve for new operators.  The tool tilt rod is protected by a shield that extends and retracts with the cylinder for reduced exposure to damage.

Company Wrench provides hands-on training for operators on-site with Dowdy, who has more than a decade of experience operating and servicing high reach excavators.  

“After the machine is setup, I can stay onsite to go over safe operation and how to properly use the machine,” Dowdy said.  “I’ll show the operator the machine’s limitations, how it reacts to certain situations, and safe operating techniques.  Then we’ll let the operator enter the cab and get a feel for the machine.”

Contact Company Wrench by calling 866-262-3983 or emailing customerservice@companywrench.com for more information about renting or purchasing the 125-foot high reach excavator.  For additional machine specifications, click here.

This story also appears in Construction Equipment Guide.