Aug 20, 2019, 14:34 PM by Jeff Richards
Komatsu’s new PC238USLC-11 excavator offers the versatility of a tight-tail-swing machine with higher productivity than previous models.
The Dash-11’s rounded cab design and heavy counterweight mass allow for true tight tail-swing performance and better lift capacity than most conventional excavators in the same size class. With a new Tier 4 Final engine and new viscous fan clutch that cuts engine parasitic loads, the machine is about 4% more productive than previous models.
The machine “maintains the tight tail swing radius of its predecessor, making it well suited for utility and highway applications working in confined spaces,” said Andrew Earing, product manager, tracked machines, for Komatsu America. “The machine’s contoured cab profile and sliding door allow the cab to swing within the same radius as the counterweight. The additional counterweight remains standard, giving the PC238-11 equal or better lift than conventional models in the same class.”
The excavator is available with Komatsu’s new KomVision system, which uses input from three cameras to give operators a surround-view image of the machine and its surroundings, which aids operators with productivity and safety.
Komatsu has made improvements to the monitor panel and machine design to make maintenance easier. For convenience, most of the daily checks and service areas have easy, ground-level access, including engine oil and filters, DEF fill with sight glass, air filter and swing-out coolers.
Like all new Komatsus, this excavator is covered by the Komatsu CARE program whether the machine is purchased, leased or rented. Komatsu CARE covers scheduled factory maintenance for the first three years or 2,000 hours. The program also includes two DEF tank flushes and two SCR maintenance services in the first five years.
Contact your Columbus Equipment Company sales rep to learn more about the benefits of Komatsu’s new PC238USLC-11 today!
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