Komatsu claims to get more work out of its PC201LC-10 excavator with less fuel because not only is the new engine more efficient, but the hydraulic system design is integrated with it.
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Komatsu expects its PC210LC-10 excavator to deliver increased power while reducing fuel consumption. The 52,000-lb. excavator is powered by a 158-hp Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 engine certified to EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emissions levels with exhaust-gas recirculation and a Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) that does not interfere with daily operation. Komatsu's integrated design (the company designs and builds all of its own components, including engine, hydraulic pumps, motors and valves) is said to take hydraulic efficiency to the next level by utilizing both variable speed matching and low speed matching. Variable speed matching adjusts engine speed based on hydraulic pump output for both light and heavy-duty applications, while low speed matching utilizes larger pumps capable of greater output at lower engine speeds.
- New final drives provide up to 13% more drawbar pull than the PC200LC-8
- Optional lighter counterweight preserves nearly as much lift capacity and stability with improved transportation flexibility
- Comes standard with the Komatsu Care complimentary maintenance which covers all factory-scheduled maintenance for 2,000 hours or the first three years