Komatsu Introduces Pc138uslc-8 Excavator 13/03/2008

Komatsu were busy this year at the ConExpo 2008 show in Las Vegas in March. As well as unveiling the new PC270LC-8 hydraulic excavator, they also introduced the PC138USLC-8 short tail swing excavator. Komatsu have released an excavator that is a powerful, technology and comfort driven machine with long-term reliability. The excavator has a net horsepower of 92 hp and an operating weight of 31,107 to 23,568 pounds. The engine improves on the PC138USLC-2 with increased power and lower emissions. The Komatsu engine performance uses an electronic multi-staged fuel injection system and isochronous control that maintains engine speed during heavy loads. The engine meets the EPA Tier 3 emission requirements. The lift capacity is comparable to the PC120LC-6 traditional type excavator and provides excellent lifting power and stability. The Tail swing radius is reduced by 27 percent, making it a compact but extremely powerful tail swing excavator.

Komatsu have also improved on the swing of the excavator with a high performance, pump flow merge divide valve that improves swing acceleration and steering performance. The in-cab monitor is a large multi-colored 7 and utilizes 12 languages for a diverse work force. The power mode, economy mode, lifting mode and breaker operation and attachment mode are all displayed as well as the AC, machine maintenance and images from the counterweight camera. The Komatsu PC120LC-6 has a highly evolved pressurized cab with a new automatic air conditioner combine with low noise an vibration that provides operator comfort as well as high back chair and larger cab space. The excavator also features exclusive high pressure in line filters that are installed at the pump discharge ports, as well as main return filters, in-line filters that all provide an additional level of hydraulic system protection.

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