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Komatsu introduce the PC2000-11 excavator

Komatsu PC2000-11 excavator

New machine delivers greater safety, productivity and durability; designed to load rigid dumptrucks faster

KOMATSU Europe have announced the introduction of the new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator for quarries and mines. Equipped with an EU Stage V-certified engine and weighing 202 tonnes, the heavyweight machine boasts new engine-pump control logic that optimizes hydraulic flow to deliver even faster cycle times than the renowned PC2000-8 as well as improved multifunction performance.

Designed to load 60-tonne to 150-tonne rigid dumptrucks, the PC2000-11 has a simplified power module (cooling package, engine, PTO, and hydraulic pumps) that provides easy access to major components, low noise levels in the cab, and reduced labour during planned overhauls. Proven Komatsu aftertreatment systems allow the PC2000-11 to meet EU Stage V emissions regulations without the need for AdBlue.

According to Komatsu, the PC2000-11 delivers improved multifunction performance and a productivity increase of up to 12%. The redesigned hydraulic system monitors work equipment loads and optimizes hydraulic flow based on operating conditions. The excavator is equipped with selectable working modes, including the all-new ‘Power Plus’ mode, to tailor machine performance to application requirements.

Customers can also expect extended component life on the PC2000-11, thanks to thicker, stronger boom plates and castings; strengthened track and centre frames; larger diameter carrier rollers; and improved hydraulic cylinder seals that allow the PC2000-11 to withstand the most abrasive applications.

Gregory Peeters, product manager with Komatsu Europe, said: ‘Engage the new ‘Power Plus’ work mode and productivity levels are off the scale. To cope with this extraordinary power, the frames, boom, arm and undercarriage are all strengthened to ensure maximum uptime in even the most extreme applications.’

With safety being the number one priority: the PC2000-11 has a hydraulically activated access/egress ladder; a large, all-new mining-class ergonomic cabin; external emergency shutdown switches; and Komatsu neutral detect – all as standard.

KomVision, Komatsu’s all-around machine monitoring system, also comes standard. To increase operator awareness of dumptrucks and light vehicles entering and leaving the working area, the seven-camera system provides a full 360° bird’s-eye view of the area on a dedicated 10.4in touch-screen monitor.

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