Komatsu launches the PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator


Komatsu America has announced its new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator, which is designed to quickly load 70 to 200-ton rigid frame haul trucks.

Equipped with an EPA 1,046hp Tier 4 Final certified engine, the PC2000-11 has more horsepower and a new engine-pump control for faster cycle times and improved multifunction performance.

“The PC2000-11 is designed to load 70 to 200-ton rigid frame haul trucks and is an excellent tool for stripping overburden, loading coal and loading shot rock,” said Robert Hussey, product marketing manager for Komatsu America.

“The PC2000-11 has a simplified power module, which provides excellent accessibility to major components, low noise levels in the cab and reduces labour hours when it comes time for planned overhaul.”

As well, KomVision, Komatsu’s all-around machine monitoring system, is standard on the PC2000-11. To increase operator awareness of haul trucks and light vehicles entering and leaving the working area, the seven-camera system provides a full 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the working area on a dedicated 260 mm touchscreen monitor.

Multifunction performance

The PC2000-11 offers improved multifunction performance, and a productivity increase up to 12 per cent allowing it to load more trucks per shift.

The redesigned hydraulic system monitors work equipment loads and optimizes hydraulic flow based on operating conditions.

Furthermore, the excavator is equipped with selectable working modes to tailor machine performance to application requirements, including the all new Power Plus mode. Increased engine power and new engine pump control logic give the PC2000-11 faster cycle times.

PC2000-11 durability

Customers can expect extended component life on the PC2000-11 due to thicker, stronger boom plates and castings; strengthened track and center frames; larger diameter carrier rollers and improved hydraulic cylinder seals. The new seals on work equipment cylinders enable the PC2000-11 to withstand the most abrasive applications.

Other standard features of the new PC2000-11 includes dual Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF); no selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system; and auto idle and auto idle shutdown to help reduce fuel consumption.

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For accessibility, the PC2000-11 is equipped with a 45 degree hydraulically actuated boarding ladder and secondary access ladder. As well, platforms and handrails aid service and maintenance.

The PC2000-11 is also equipped with new EPC valves to optimize main valve spool control, increasing work equipment speed, especially during compound movement. A new, stronger boom design delivers increased durability to complement the productivity enhancements.

As well, with heavy lift mode, the PC2000-11 delivers 10 per cent more boom lifting force.