Komatsu offers versatile short tail swing excavator
Komatsu's PC228 excavator offers additional versatility
Komatsu its introducing its versatile PC228USLC-10, short tail swing excavator. The compact machine suits duties in urban applications, as well as on road or bridge jobs.
Stability has been improved with the addition of an extra 1.3tonnes of counterweight. The PC228 retains the proven features of the previous model along with upgrades to the hydraulic system, as well as better operator comfort, lift capacity, stability, and improved fuel consumption.
The PC228USLC-10 weighs from 24.55-25.1tonnes depending on specification, with power from a Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 diesel delivering 116kW and which is Tier 4 Interim compliant. Engine power has been increased by 6.7% but the machine uses less fuel due to the more efficient diesel with its sophisticated electronic control system and hydraulics. The machine has closed centre load sensing (CLSS) system hydraulics, boosting efficiency, lowering hydraulic losses and reducing fuel consumption. The new engine and hydraulic pump control technology is said to improve operational efficiency, speed and productivity while helping lower fuel consumption up to 4% over the previous model. The excavator features Komatsu equipment management monitoring system (EMMS), which performs three main functions, displayed on the large LCD colour monitor. EMMS continually monitors all critical excavator systems, alerting the operator if there is a problem. The ROPS-certified cab is designed for hydraulic excavators and features a reinforced box structure framework for safety. As with the other Komatsu machines, the PC228USLC-10 features the firm’s sophisticated KOMTRAX telematics package, allowing customers to keep a close watch on operating performance and service issues.