Komatsu, a multinational corporation that designs as well as manufactures construction, mining, as well as industrial equipment, recently released an update to its PC138USLC excavator model. It is a tight tail radius unit that is focused on utility, highway, and other tasks that are usually performed in confined spaces.
Called the PC138USLC-11, this successor to the PC138USLC is packed with a Tier 4 Final Komatsu SAA4D95LE-7 engine that is proven to provide about 4 percent decrease when it comes to fuel consumption. This is achieved thanks to its selective catalytic reduction technology (SCR) as well as a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Plus, it does not need regeneration or diesel particulate.
The mentioned Komatsu equipment also comes with a countered design as well as a sliding door that enables the cab to swing within the radius of its counterweight (7,630 pounds).
“The PC138USLC-11 is the perfect machine for contractors on highway, bridge and other roadwork jobs,” says Kurt Moncini, senior product manager, Komatsu America. “It’s easy to transport, versatile and the tight tail swing fits easily within one lane of traffic.”
On this updated model, Komatsu made sure that its hydraulic system is vastly improved. Now, it includes technology that enables the PC138USLC-11 to match engine speed and hydraulic pump output. In addition to this, it also comes with a viscous fan that is temperature-controlled and is useful when it comes to reducing sound levels. The working modes work hand in hand with energy-saving guidance that are displayed on a state-of-the-art LCD monitor inside the cab. With this, operators can store essential information that can be useful in their line of work. Furthermore, the monitor also shows Komtrax telematics data, which includes vital machine information along with maintenance alerts and upcoming service needs.