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New excavator from Komatsu

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
2012 September October
 Komatsu Europe International  PC210/LC-10 hydraulic excavator
Komatsu Europe International has introduced its new PC210/LC-10 hydraulic excavator, which it says offers lower fuel consumption, increased lifting capacity and improvements to the operator environment.

Weighing up to 23,480kg and with a bucket from 1.22m³– 1.68m³, the excavator is powered by Komatsu’s EU Stage IIIB/EPA Tier 4 Interim (S3B) emission-certified SAA6D107E-2 engine providing 123kW.

“By incorporating advanced materials and technology into its already proven power plant, Komatsu has developed an environmentally friendly unit that demands minimum attention from the machine’s operator,” says the company.

The PC210/LC-10 is supported by Komatsu CARE, a maintenance programme that comes as standard with every new Komatsu S3B construction machine. For the first three years or 2,000 hours it covers factory-scheduled maintenance, performed by Komatsu-trained technicians with Komatsu genuine parts.

Komatsu has developed an advanced electronic control system for its SAA6D107E engine to manage air flow rate, fuel injection and combustion parameters, and after-treatment functions to optimise performance, reduce emissions, and provide advanced diagnostic capability.

“Already familiar on the Dash 8 excavator range, Komatsu’s hydraulically actuated Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger (KVGT) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve are now incorporated into the new S3B engines, resulting in up to 10% reduction in fuel consumption, with longer component life,” says Komatsu.

“An increase in counterweight mass of approximately 500kg gives the PC210/LC-10 up to 10% more lifting power and provides greater lateral stability than the equivalent Dash 8 generation.”

The operator can select up to six working modes to match machine performance to the application (Power Mode, Economy Mode, Heavy Lift Mode, Breaker Mode, Attachment Power Mode and Attachment Economy Mode).

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