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New Komatsu excavators

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Thu 25 Jun 2020

New Komatsu excavators

Komatsu Europe has announced the launch of the new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11 excavators with intelligent Machine Control 2.0. (iMC 2.0). Building on the success of Komatsu’s factory-integrated machine control, these new models for the European market further expand the range, and enable more customers to experience the benefits of Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC). The brand new iMC 2.0 features introduced on these machines will deliver even higher productivity, efficiency and cost savings, reckons their maker.

Operating weights of the PC210LCi-11 range from 22,120 to 23,580kg, and it has a maximum recommended bucket capacity of 1.65m3. The fuel efficient, EU Stage 5 Komatsu engine has a power output of 165hp at 2,000rpm. The PC290LCi/NLCi-11 operating weights range from 28,950 to 30,950kg, with a bucket capacity of 2.02m3, their EU Stage 5 Komatsu engines have a power output of 196hp at 2,050rpm.

The European market introduction of the new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11, brings along with it several new intelligent features that further boost machine and jobsite productivity and efficiency. The new Komatsu Auto Tilt Control for tilting buckets makes operations on slope and ditch work easier, and automatically limits under-digging and increases bucket fill. The bucket automatically tilts to design surface with no need for the operator to manually intervene. With new Bucket Angle Hold the operator no longer needs to use the lever to maintain the bucket angle through grading pass. Once the desired angle is selected, this feature automatically maintains it as the arm moves in.

A new iMC 2.0 monitor provides unrivalled ergonomics and intuitive smart phone like screen navigation features. Slimmer, lighter and more compact, it has increased memory capacity and lightning fast processing speed. Komatsu intelligent Machine Control 2.0 also provides customers with new levels of flexibility and value thanks to the introduction of a new IMU sensor for tilt buckets. Easily mounted and calibrated, it increases attachment and machine utilisation, allowing different tilting buckets to be fully integrated to the excavator’s control system.

The new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11 also carry over the original Komatsu intelligent Machine Control features of Auto Stop Control, Auto Grade Assist & Minimum Distance Control which over many hours of operation, have assisted operators move material safely, quickly and easily without having to worry about digging too deep.

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