Komatsu intros Tier 4 Interim PC170LC-10 excavator with more lift capacity, better fuel efficiency

Updated Dec 12, 2013

Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator

The newest addition to the company’s dash-10 series, the Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator offers 5 percent more lift capacity with the standard counterweight than the previous PC160LC-8 model, and up to 15 percent more lift capacity with an optional counterweight.

The PC170LC-10 features operating weights ranging from 38,100 to 41,600 pounds, delivers 115 net horsepower at 2,100 rpm and is up to 10 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor as well.

The excavator features an integrated design with enhanced working modes that match the engine speed, pump delivery and system pressure to the application.

A closed center load sensing hydraulic system improves hydraulic efficiency by using variable speed matching. This system allows the engine speed to adjust based on the hydraulic pump output. The excavator also features low speed matching which uses a larger pump capable of producing higher pump output at lower engine speeds.

The Tier 4 Interim machine has the Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, designed to allow soot removal with 100 percent true passive regeneration, eliminating the need for a diesel particulate filter.

The KDOC delivers long life with no scheduled replacement interval. An advanced electronic control system better manages air flow rate, fuel injection and exhaust aftertreatment, which improves performance while reducing both emissions and fuel consumption.

Komatsu’s Equipment Management Monitoring System enables the operator to monitor and troubleshoot critical systems. KOMTRAX technology sends machine operating information to a secure website via wireless technology, including hour meter, location, cautions, load ratio, fuel consumption and maintenance alerts.

Six working modes are available, and the excavator includes a standard rearview monitoring system.