Redesigned large Komatsu excavator adds up to 40 percent productivity boost
The Komatsu PC900LC-11 excavator features a range of updates that improve productivity and transportability. Targeted at large jobs in heavy construction, demolition, material handling, deep sewer, water, large mass excavation, and mining/quarry, the PC900LC-11 made its debut at CONEXPO.
Based on the PC800LC-8 excavator, the 842-hp PC900LC-11 has a boom configuration that reduces transport height and major structures mounted on a redesigned revolving frame that are all engineered to increase longevity. A new service pass through area allows easy access to filters, oil level checks, and sample ports. A counterweight removal system makes moving the machine easier.
Komatsu states that the new machine features up to 40 percent more productivity, 25 percent more arm crowd force, and 12 percent more swing torque compared to the PC800LC-8.
Operators have more situational awareness tools available to them on the PC900LC-11. The KomVision camera system is standard, using six cameras to provide 360-degree monitoring in real time around the excavator. Smart Construction 3D guidance and payload monitoring are other available options.
At CONEXPO, the PC900LC-11 was displayed with Smart Construction Retrofit, a guidance kit that gives operators in the field and managers in the office access to both 2D and 3D design and payload data to help drive accuracy, control load volumes, and improve operations. The retrofit system can be installed by Komatsu distributors and provides grading performance while improving productivity and profitability.
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