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Komatsu upgrades its PC130LC-11 excavator

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Komatsu)

Komatsu’s newly upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator now sports a longer undercarriage design that the manufacturer says increases lifting capacity by up to 20 per cent compared to the previous model. The 97.2-HP small conventional tail swing excavator is designed to be easily transported while offering a combination of lightweight power and agility.

“The upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator can easily handle a wide variety of utility work or small construction jobs,” said Andrew Earing, Director, Tracked Products, Komatsu. “It provides a versatile workhorse for you as your business expands and grows.”

Fuel consumption on the machine can be reduced by using its auto idle shutdown feature, which can be set to automatically stop the engine after a preset amount of idle time. Additional features include the Komatsu diesel oxidation catalyst (KDOC), which helps reduce particulate matter by using passive regeneration over 98% of the time.

The updated PC130LC-11 makes use of high hydraulic pressures to help optimize high arm and bucket digging forces, while steel castings in the boom foot, boom nose and arm tip help spread working loads away from high-stress areas for improved durability.

Its large one-piece hood, ground-level grease points, engine oil and fuel filters aim to provide quick-and-easy service access.





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