European debut for new 95-tonne machine offering safety, environmental and economic advantages
THE new Komatsu PC950-11 hydraulic excavator made its European debut at the recent bauma 2022 international fair in Munich.
Weighing more than 95 tonnes, the PC950-11 incorporates the latest Komatsu engine, hydraulics, and control technologies to deliver up to 50% greater productivity and 40% better fuel efficiency than the PC800-8 model it replaces.
The fully integrated KomVision driver-assist system eliminates blind spots by providing the operator with a real-time view of the machine’s immediate surroundings, minimizing the risk of job site incidents, whilst catwalks on both sides of the machine offer safe and simple maintenance.
The latest Komtrax telematics and the Komatsu Care maintenance programme for customers are said to offer highest levels of fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse, and ensure maximum efficiency and uptime.
‘In this excavator class, customers tell us that safety is their number one priority, closely followed by productivity and total cost per tonne,’ said Vince Porteous, product manager for the PC950-11 at Komatsu Europe.
‘Our development teams took this on board and delivered increased power, larger digging forces, greater drawbar pull, superior durability, easier and safer access, all-round visibility systems, and ultra-low fuel consumption.
‘With CO2 emissions being directly proportional to fuel burn, the PC950-11 clearly offers environmental benefits as well as economic advantages for customers,’ he concluded.
Already launched in Japan, the PC950-11 is scheduled for European release during fiscal year 2022.