K Komatsu’s newest PC170LC excavator, the Dash-11, is even more powerful and productive than previous models, offering an advanced power mode that provides up to 6 percent greater productivity. The excavator, equipped with a 121-hp Tier 4 Final engine, offers a total of six work modes to match engine speed and pump flow to different applications. “This machine has power beyond its size, yet is light enough to be transported on a 40,000-lb. tag trailer. From digging basement foundations to larger municipality work, it also has a wide range of versatility,” said Andrew Earing, product manager for Komatsu America. “Just spend a day with the new PC170LC-11—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its capability and comfort.” Some of the enhancements in the new machine include an auto idle and auto idle shutdown system to reduce fuel consumption. Hydraulic pressure loss within the main valve has also been reduced. Operators will like the cab upgrades that cut noise by 2 decibels, making this one of the quietest cabs in its class. The cab’s monitor has a new split-display mode so operators can see the rear camera view and keep an eye on key machine gauges at the same time. Daily checks are easier, thanks to centralized checkpoints that provide quick access to the engine oil and filter, and various drain valves. The DEF tank is mounted on the platform and has a sight glass to prevent overfilling. Whether purchased, leased, or rented, the new PC170 is covered by the Komatsu CARE scheduled maintenance program for three years or 2,000 hours. To find out more about how the new PC170 can help increase productivity on your jobsite, contact your Columbus Equipment Company sales rep today. “This machine has power beyond its size, yet is light enough to be transported on a 40,000-lb. tag trailer. It also has a wide range of versatility.” Andrew Earing; Product Manager, Komatsu America. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT New Komatsu PC170LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator: TECHNOLOGY, POWER … DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS 11