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Komatsu Europe is now offering the versatile and compact PW118MR‐11 wheeled excavator. This midi excavator has a short tailswing and is powered by a low emission Stage IV engine, offering a 6% fuel saving over earlier models. The machine is said to be rugged and stable, with a class‐leading performance for its compact size. The machine is said to combine power, precise control and compact dimensions, suiting it to use for excavating tasks in narrow alleys or on road‐construction sites for example.
The firm claims that the machine is exceptionally versatile for its class. It also benefits from the latest KOMTRAX telematics package, optimising fleet management and support and protecting the machine against misuse, and maximising efficiency and uptime.
Operating weights range from 12.8tonnes to 13.9tones, while power for the PW118MR‐11 comes from a Komatsu SAA4D95LE‐7 engine, delivering 72.5kW at 2,050rpm. An advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate, fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions. The Komatsu engine is said to optimise performance, reduce emissions and provide advanced diagnostic capability. An integrated SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system further reduces NOx emissions using the AdBlue additive.
The PW118MR-11 offers two-wheel steering, four-wheel steer and crab modes. Operators can activate/deactivate the auto axle lock and also select up to six working modes to match machine performance. The new Attachment Economy mode can be used even with powered attachments and further lowers fuel consumption and emissions.
A cruise control function helps to eliminate operator fatigue when travelling mid-to-long distances.
Other features include the new viscous fan clutch system, a Neutral Detection System, KOMVISION, giving a real-time bird's-eye view of the PW118MR-11’s immediate surroundings and auto idle shutdown.