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Komatsu 121-hp PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator

Komatsu 121-hp PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator at the CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 tradeshow. Featuring a 121 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final SAA4D107E-3 engine, the new PC170LC-11 is a versatile, all-purpose construction machine that offers an enhanced power mode for up to six percent more productivity.

“Just spend a day with the new PC170LC-11 – you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its capability and comfort,” said Andrew Earing, product manager, Komatsu America. “This machine has power beyond its size, yet is light enough to be transported on a 40,000-pound tag trailer. From digging basement foundations, to larger municipality work, this machine has a wide range of versatility,” Earing said.

In addition to the enhanced power mode, the following features and improvements come standard on the PC170LC-11 excavator:

  • A new viscous fan clutch, which provides up to five percent higher FWHP rating and reduced sound levels.

  • Auto idle and auto idle shutdown system, to reduce fuel consumption and provide better management of nonproductive extended idle time.

  • Reduced hydraulic pressure loss within the main valve.

  • Platform-mounted DEF tank with sight glass for easy access and filling.

  • A standard ISO/backhoe pattern-change valve makes it easy to switch joystick patterns, to accommodate specific operator preferences.

  • Six work modes match engine speed and pump flow to various applications.

  • Operator ID provides the capability to view KOMTRAX data by job, application or operator.

  • The wide, spacious ROPS and OPG Level 1 certified cab features design upgrades that help reduce cab noise by two decibels and elevate the cab to among the quietest in its class.

  • KOMTRAX level 5 technology feeds the operator machine data, such as fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) levels, Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), regeneration status, location, cautions and maintenance alert information.

  • Updated seven-inch LCD monitor has a new split-display mode, showing both a rear-camera view and key machine-gauge data at the same time.

Another operator-friendly enhancement is the various centralized engine checkpoints, providing easy access to engine oil and filter, the drain valve, fuel drain valve and water separator drain valve.

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