PC200LC-8 and PC220LC-8 Driven by Improvements
Vernon Hills, IL, January 16, 2006—Komatsu America Corp. today introduced its brand new PC200LC-8 and PC220LC-8 hydraulic excavators. These machines are distinguished by enhancements in efficiency, information technology upgrades, improvements in operator comfort and new low emission engines that improve fuel consumption. These new excavators exemplify the Komatsu design concept of matching highly efficient engines and advanced hydraulic systems to provide leading edge productivity and low-cost operation.
The powerful PC220LC-8 has a flywheel horsepower of 168 HP and an operating weight of 54,309 to 54,926 pounds, while the PC200LC-8 has a flywheel horsepower of 148 HP and an operating weight between 45,480 and 46,690 pounds.
Both are equipped with the latest Komtrax technology which enables the machine to send machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology. Hour meter, location, cautions and maintenance alerts – to name a few of its features – are relayed to the web application for analysis. The Komtrax fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiency and productivity.
Special features of the new PC200LC-8 and PC220LC-8 include:
- Low emission engine results in reduced fuel consumption
Both hydraulic excavators are equipped with the newly-developed, powerful, low emission Komatsu SAA6D107E-1 engine that significantly reduces NOx emissions with an accurate multi-staged fuel injection system. The PC220LC-8 engine meets EPA Tier 3 and EU stage 3A emission regulations; the PC200LC-8 is ready for these regulations. Both were developed without sacrificing power or machine productivity. Economy mode improves fuel consumption further, with an eco-gauge for energy-saving operations and an operator caution for extended idling.
- Hydraulic system complements efficiency
An improved pump flow merge divide valve, a reduction in pressure loss by high-efficiency hydraulic components, as well a new arm quick return circuit all contribute to productivity and efficiency enhancements.
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