New PC88MR-11 midi excavatorPublished 9/3 at 15:39
The new Komatsu PC88MR-11 midi excavator builds on the solid foundations of the hugely successful PC88MR-10 to bring more customer value to the midi excavator sector.
The PC88MR-11’s new features are said to deliver a significant boost to productivity, reduced fuel consumption and faster work equipment speed.
The PC88MR-11 takes full advantage of Komatsu group knowhow to offer high levels of versatility, ease of buying and increased efficiency with the factory fitted ‘Lehnhoff Powertilt’ option in direct response to growing environmental concerns with urban areas becoming increasingly sensitive to emissions. The PC88MR-11’s low consumption and powerful EU Stage V engine (50.7kW) provides customers with the opportunity to participate in any tender, demonstrate environmental credentials and ‘future-proof’ their investment.
A tight tail swing lets the operator concentrate on the work at hand, with no worry about rear swing impacts, helping to make the PC88MR-11 a versatile solution, ideal for use even in confined areas. The external design is also improved with an all-new MR-11 cutting edge styling. The new PC88MR-11 offers what is said to be ‘first class’ operator comfort, smart safety initiatives, intuitive ergonomics, huge advances in performance and controllability and easy serviceability. Peace of mind is provided through a proven Komatsu after treatment system, and what Komatsu says are the highest levels of standard specifications in the industry.
Operators will find improvements everywhere on the excavator: a redesigned blade for better dozing, the repositioning of the low/high gear switch for better ergonomic, or an automatic change over valve for higher levels of comfort when changing attachments. These are said will be appreciated by current and new users alike.
Simone Reddi, Komatsu Europe product manager for midi excavators, says: “This is not just a simple model update. The PC88MR-11 introduces several improvements in digging performances and structure. The whole dig-loading cycle is improved, increasing production, giving the feeling of a faster machine. Last but not least, this latest Komatsu midi excavator features the European debut of the brand new EU Stage V Komatsu 2.4l engine with KDPF (no SCR needed). Enjoy lower fuel consumption, higher performances and unrivalled efficiency.”