New PC80MR-5 midi excavatorPublished 10/10 at 16:48
Komatsu Europe premiered its new PC80MR‐5 midi excavator at the Intermat fair in Paris in April this year.
With an integrated counterweight and tight tail swing radius, a swing boom that hugs the machine, and operating weights ranging from 8,000 to 8,240kg, the PC80MR‐5 has been designed for working in confined areas and urban environments.
The Komatsu PC80MR‐5 comes complete with new and improved features. Designed with the customer in mind, it is powered by an electronically controlled Komatsu 4D98E‐5SFB Stage IIIB engine, with DPF and a net horsepower of 46.2kW. This more environmentally friendly engine maintains the proven performance of the previous series, while reducing fuel consumption by up to 10%. “The PC80MR‐5 is designed for improved versatility, manoeuvrability, comfort and for low operating costs,” says Emanuele Viel, Keisa Group manager utility. “It’s a perfect tool for most confined area jobsites and for construction, utility, landscaping or similar applications.”
Komatsu’s reliable and tough design solutions have further reduced machine downtime. The auto decelerator and idle shutdown now both come as standard, helping to reduce fuel consumption, increase residual value and lower service costs. The proportional lines improve the machine’s productivity and versatility when working with attachments. Newly developed hydraulic electronic controls optimise machine performance, and also lower fuel consumption, whatever the job. The six selectable working modes, a concept usually reserved for higher end hydraulic excavators, deliver relaxed operations and increased profits.
First class operator comfort
The new PC80MR‐5’s cab was redesigned, inside and out, for greater functionality, as well as a modern look and feel. Accessibility has been improved with a new hinged door solution, and a high resolution multi-functional 90mm (approx.) LCD colour monitor panel, with maintenance info displayed, which improves ease of use and technological appeal. Air conditioning is now standard, and a dial type fuel control further increases operator comfort, control and convenience
Safety and peace of mind
A control lever neutral detection system provides what is said to be an industry leading safety feature, along with the engine shutdown secondary switch and seat belt caution indicator. The easy to use tie down brackets provides fast and easy transportability.
Manufactured by Komatsu Italia
Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, located in Este, Italy, is a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., and specialises in the manufacturing of mini excavators, skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders and hydraulic excavators under 17t. The new PC80MR‐5 is but the latest excavator to be designed and built in Italy.