T The updated version of the Komatsu PC138 tight tail swing radius excavator is an excellent choice for contractors who do highway or utility work or any other jobs that require them to work in confined areas. The Dash-11 version of the PC138 features a con- toured cab design and sliding door so the cab can swing within the same radius as the counterweight. Additionally, the larger 7,639-lb counterweight mass is standard, giving the PC138 a lift capacity that meets or beats conventional models in the size class. “The PC138USLC-11 is the perfect machine for contractors on highway, bridge and other roadwork jobs,” said Kurt Moncini, senior product manager with Komatsu America. “It’s easy to transport, versatile, and the tight tail swing fits easily within one lane of traffic.” This version of the excavator is Tier 4 Final certified and meets emission standards without requiring diesel particulate filters or regeneration. Instead, the 4.4-liter, 97.2-net horsepower engine uses a selective catalyst reduction system and Diesel Exhaust Fluid injection. The catalyst does not require any scheduled maintenance and, according to Komatsu, has the same life expectancy as the engine. Fuel consumption is up to 4 percent lower in this machine compared to the Dash-10 model. New features include a monitor that tracks maintenance and provides alerts about upcoming service and machine needs. The monitor also incorporates the standard rear- view camera display with gauges and provides fuel-saving information for the operator as well as KOMTRAX telematics data. A new, enhanced attachment control stores up to 10 attachments in the monitor panel with adjustable flow control. A new, temperature-controlled, viscous fan clutch reduces parasitic load on the engine and lowers noise levels. Operators will also appreciate the new, standard high-back heated air-ride seat as well as the auxiliary jack they can use for their cell- phone or music device. Contact your Columbus Equipment Company sales representative today and get more information on an updated PC138 tight tail swing exca- vator that offers low operating costs. The larger 7,639-lb counter- weight mass is standard, giving the PC138 a lift capacity that meets or beats conventional models in the size class. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 9 New Komatsu PC138USLC-11 Hydraulic Excavator: PERFECT MACHINE FOR HIGHWAY, BRIDGE CONTRACTORS