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Komatsu excavator designed for improved productivity

By |  August 1, 2018

Komatsu’s PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator comes equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine. Photo courtesy of Komatsu America Corp.

Komatsu America Corp.‘s PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator comes equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and updated viscous fan clutch,¬†which lowers engine parasitic loads, according to the company.

In addition, the PC238USLC-11 improves productivity by up to 4 percent, compared to the previous model.

The machine also comes available with Komatsu’s KomVision system, a birds-eye-view camera system that combines input from three cameras into a surround-view image of the excavator and its surroundings to provide improved operator situational awareness.

“The PC238USLC-11 maintains the tight tail swing radius of its predecessor, making it well suited for utility and highway applications working in confined spaces,” says Andrew Earing, product manager of track machines at Komatsu America. “The machine’s contoured cab profile and sliding door allows the cab to swing within the same radius as the counterweight. The additional counterweight remains standard, giving the PC238USLC-11 equal or better lift capacity than conventional models in the same size class.”

Other new performance features of the PC238USLC-11 include six working modes (P, E, L, B, Att-P, Att-E) with guidance incorporated into the monitor panel and auto idle ending shut down to reduce nonproductive engine idle time and operating costs.

The updated cab design features a high-resolution LCD color monitor panel with rearview camera display with gauges, two 12-volt power ports and a high capacity, high back, heated, air-ride seat.

The excavator is also covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2,000 hours, the company adds.

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