Marubeni-Komatsu launch new demolition excavator
Manufacturer expands equipment offering with award-winning PC390HRD-11 machine
MARUBENI-Komatsu have announced the launch of the PC390HRD-11 high-reach demolition excavator which, according to the company, brings ‘best in class’ working power in the 50-tonne machine category.
The new machine – which can be configured in six different working arrangements – has been designed to carry a 2.5-tonne demolition tool up to 26m and a 4-tonne attachment up to 15m. It has been specifically developed with versatility in mind (following UK customer feedback), removing the need for multiple machines during the demolition process.
A lot of effort has also gone into the transport arrangements for the PC390HRD-11 to ensure the excavator is built to be compact and light as possible, without compromising durability.
One of the key features of the unit is a new advanced working range indicator, which allows the operator to utilize the PC390HRD-11 to its maximum effect, without comprising safety through 360°. The calibrated unit also displays the view from the optional arm end camera system.
The standard undercarriage fitted to the high-reach demolition excavator provides a much larger footprint than the outgoing PC350LC‐8 HRD model. This gives the machine greater stability. The new hydraulic undercarriage option helps make it easier and quicker to set up the machine on site by reducing the transport width to less than 3m.
Earlier this year, the Stage IV emissions-compliant PC390HRD-11 received the prestigious National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) Award for Innovation. It was also shortlisted for a Syndicat National des Entreprises de Démolition (SNED) award in France.
Stuart Blackham, design manager for demolition products at Komatsu UK (KUK), said: ‘There is a desire at Komatsu to continually drive forward improvements and innovation, no matter how well our machines already perform. The new high-reach excavator is an example of how customer feedback, combined with our own invention and innovation, can help create a game‐changing machine.’
Simon Saunders, product manager (demolition machines) for Komatsu Europe, commented: ‘A lot of hard work went into the PC390HRD‐11 and it is great to see it being recognized. Since the beginning, we’ve sought to build leading machines in their individual fields and this is clearly continuing year on year. And Komatsu is making its mark with this new machine – and the KUK team is at the heart of that.’