Komatsu Europe introduces new PW158-11 wheeled excavatorPublished 5/10, 2020 at 14:52
Komatsu Europe has introduced the new PW158-11 wheeled excavator which delivers great lifting capacity in an astonishingly compact package.
Designed and developed in Europe, the PW158-11 taps into 100 years of Komatsu development and manufacturing know how to deliver a product built exclusively for European customers. “With the all new PW158-11 Komatsu adds a strong but compact lifter in the 16t wheeled excavator range,” says Michael Wadsack, product manager at Komatsu Europe. “Based on customer feedback we developed this machine for narrow, urban jobsites offering compact dimensions with the lifting performance which are usually offered only by one class bigger machines.” The new 16t short tail machine has a swing tail radius of only 1,900mm but can lift more than 5,000kg over the front or rear without stabiliser. With the compact dimension and small turning radius, it is the ideal machine for heavy work at narrow jobsites.
Versatility and comfort
The boom suspension system (ECSS) provides a significant increase in comfort when travelling over bumps. The operator’s seat comes with suspended joystick consoles, premium cushioning, auto weight adjustments and pneumatic lumbar support. Joystick Steering (JSS) is provided, as an option, for outstanding operator comfort and control, with new and easy to use operation switches. An upgraded high resolution TFT-LCD widescreen colour monitor panel, with 25 built in languages, provides key machine metrics including AdBlue e-level, fuel consumption, and performance data.
For increased versatility, the PW158-11 can be equipped with either a truck type automatic hitch or a car ball type hitch for a trailer up to 8t, with all necessary electric and hydraulic hook ups. The trailer’s functions can then be operated from the cab’s joysticks.
The excavators are equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System) which has enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously monitors all critical systems, preventative maintenance and provides troubleshooting assistance to minimise diagnosis and repair time. It can be accessed along with all essential machine functions on the cab’s monitor screen and set in the blink of an eye.
The AdBlue tank can be refilled from a walking platform close to ground level, and both the refuelling and the auto lubrication pumps were relocated to be more accessible. HCU piping layout was standardised to be the same on all new PW158, PW148, PW160 and PW180 machines. Komatsu machines are designed for easy maintenance and the PW158-11 is no exception. An ‘auto grease’ function can be ordered, and regular engine service points, greasing points and filters are centralised, being quickly and safely accessible. ‘Komtrax’ telematics and the Komatsu ‘Care’ maintenance program additionally offer excellent fleet management and support, protect the machines against misuse and provide maximum efficiency and uptime.