Komatsu boosts lifting capacity on new PC130LC-11 excavator

The new Komatsu PC130LC-11 excavator
The new Komatsu PC130LC-11 excavator

Komatsu has introduced its upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator, which is designed to provide a unique combination of lightweight power and agility in a small package.

Equipped with an 8 per cent longer undercarriage, the new PC130LC-11 increases lifting capacity by up to 20 per cent, compared to the PC130-8. The new design also increases stability and can help to boost overall productivity of the conventional tail swing machine.

“The upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator can easily handle a wide variety of utility work or small construction jobs,” said Andrew Earing, Director of Tracked Products for Komatsu.

“It provides a versatile workhorse for you as your business expands and grows.”

Engineered for efficiency, the updated PC130LC-11 uses up to 12 per cent less fuel than the previous model, thanks to new engine and hydraulic control technology. Fuel consumption on this excavator can also be reduced with the auto idle shutdown feature that can be set to automatically stop the engine after a preset amount of idle time.

The Komatsu diesel oxidation catalyst (KDOC) helps reduce particulate matter by using passive regeneration over 98 per cent of the time.

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On the updated Komatsu PC130LC-11, high hydraulic pressures help optimize high arm and bucket digging forces. For long-term durability, steel castings in the boom foot, boom nose and arm tip help spread working loads away from high-stress areas.

The large one-piece hood, ground-level grease points, engine oil and fuel filters provide quick-and-easy service access for the upgraded excavator.

Komatsu PC130LC-11 specs

  • Horsepower: 97.2 hp at 2,050 rpm
  • Engine: Komatsu Tier 4 Final SAA4D95LE-7
  • Operating weight: 12,900 kg to 13,200 kg
  • Bucket capacity: 0.26 to 0.60 cubic metres
  • Max hydraulic flow: 242 litres per minute
  • Max travel speed: 5.5 km per hour
  • Swing speed: 11 rpm

A standard rearview monitoring system helps improve safety on the jobsite, while the equipment management monitoring system (EMMS) continuously monitors machine operation and vital systems to identify machine issues and assist with troubleshooting.

The Komtrax telematics system is standard on Komatsu equipment with no subscription fees throughout the life of the machine. Using the latest wireless technology, Komtrax transmits valuable information such as location, utilization, and maintenance records to a PC or smartphone app.

Custom machine reports are provided for identifying machine efficiency and operating trends. Komtrax also provides advanced machine troubleshooting capabilities by continuously monitoring machine health.