Komatsu presents a new intelligent machine control excavator

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer,  introduced the new PC210LCi-11, intelligent Machine Control hydraulic excavator. This second generation PC210LCi leverages the proven track record and success of the pioneering PC210LCi-10, while adding eagerly-awaited, machine-control-joystick functionality.

This industry-leading technology offers up to a 63% improvement in excavating efficiency over a standard PC210LC-11 and traditional stake-plus-grade-checker methods. The extra efficiency can save time and money by, 1) minimizing the need and expense of grading dozers and grade checkers, 2) minimizing the costs associated with over-excavating, including extra materials, fuel and time, and 3) utilizing the time usually wasted waiting on grade checkers and over-excavation to finish jobs and potentially collect on-time or finish-early project bonuses.

“This excavator is productive and precise enough to be a fixture on jobsites from basement and foundation pads to utility work,” said Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager, Komatsu America. “In addition to the industry-leading efficiency all machine owners look for, the added convenience of the machine-control-joystick functionality should make operators happy too,” Witkowski said.

Pioneering intelligent machine control almost five years ago has given Komatsu’s network of Technology Solutions Experts (TSE) unmatched experience helping customers maximize their intelligent machine control investment. That experience has also helped customers identify integrated solutions and services opportunities, such as:

  • SmartConstruction solution services, including 3D modeling, jobsite setup, operator training
  • Remote support, trouble shooting of 3D GNSS technology via included cellular modem
  • Bundled block time TSE support packages, including on-site and remote/phone support
  • Komatsu distributor single point-of-contact for all base machine or machine control issues.

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