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New Komatsu Hydraulic Excavators Equipped With Komtrax Technology

Wed February 08, 2006 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its PC200LC-8 and PC220LC-8 hydraulic excavators.

These machines feature enhancements in efficiency, information technology upgrades, improvements in operator comfort and new low emission engines that improve fuel consumption.

The powerful PC220LC-8 has a flywheel horsepower of 168 hp and an operating weight of 54,309 to 54,926 lbs. (24,634 to (24,914 kg), while the PC200LC-8 has a flywheel of 148 hp and an operating weight between 45,480 and 46,690 lbs. (20,629 and (21,178 kg).

Both are equipped with the latest Komtrax technology, which enables the machine to send machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology.

Hour meter, location, cautions and maintenance alerts — to name a few of its features — are relayed to the web application for analysis.

The Komtrax fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft and allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor.

Other features of the new PC200LC-8 and PC220LC-8 include:

• Low emission engine results in reduced fuel consumption

Both hydraulic excavators are equipped with the newly-developed, powerful, low emission Komatsu SAA6D107E-1 engine that significantly reduces NOx emissions with an accurate multi-staged fuel injection system.

The PC220LC-8 engine meets EPA Tier 3 and EU stage 3A emission regulations; the PC200LC-8 is ready for these regulations.

Economy mode improves fuel consumption further, with an eco-gauge for energy-saving operations and an operator caution for extended idling.

Hydraulic System Complements Efficiency

An improved pump flow merge divide valve, a reduction in pressure loss by high-efficiency hydraulic components, as well a new arm quick return circuit all contribute to productivity and efficiency enhancements.

Large Multi-Color Monitor

The easy-to-view 7 in. monitor enables accurate and smooth work and displays data in 10 languages for global support.

The multi-function color monitor has a Power mode, Economy mode, Lifting mode, Breaker operation and Attachment mode. The automatic air conditioner also displays on the same monitor panel.

Operator Comfort

A new hydraulic excavator cab design gains reinforced strength from the pipe-structured cab framework.

It improves operator protection in the event of tip or rollover and continues to offer high visibility. An optional rear view camera displays the image on the 7-in. monitor screen.

Noise and vibration in the cab is significantly decreased and the highly pressurized cab also has an automatic air conditioner.

In addition, the seat and console are designed with adjustable console-mounted armrests.

Easy Maintenance, Low Operating Costs

These new hydraulic excavators are equipped with the EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), which includes a maintenance function and trouble data memory function.

The machine controllers continually monitor machine condition before start up and during operation. Any abnormalities are immediately displayed.

This smart monitor also notifies replacement time of oil and filters, and stores abnormalities for effective troubleshooting.

All of Komatsu’s conventional excavators come standard with the company’s high-pressure in-line filters installed at each pump discharge port to provide added protection from hydraulic system contamination.

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