Press Release
Komatsu Europe International Launches PC490LC-10 High Reach
Demolition Crawler Excavator
Vilvoorde, April 2015 — Komatsu Europe International N.V. announces the launch of the
PC490LC-10 High Reach Demolition (HRD) excavator, a new addition to Komatsu’s highly
successful demolition range. The PC490LC-10 HRD, which was on display at Intermat
2015 in Paris (April 20-25), brings the benefits of the Dash 10 range into the specialised
demolition industry and is ideally suited for the demolition of heavy industrial structures.
This original Komatsu factory equipment was developed over 2,5 years and has received full
OEM quality assurance after passing stringent performance tests.
Weighing in at 65.950 kg, the PC490LC-10 HRD is powered by a Komatsu
SAA6D125E-6A engine with a flywheel horsepower of 270 kW (362 HP) and is compliant
with EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations.
“The new PC490LC-10 High Reach machine is developed and manufactured specifically for
European customers” says Simon Saunders, Product Manager for Working Gear. “The new
heavy duty medium reach specification, coupled with the range of new features, allows the
owner and operator to maximise safety, productivity and, ultimately, profitability.”
Features of the new PC490LC-10 HRD:
Designed for demolition
Designed, manufactured, tested and supported by Komatsu, the PC490LC-10 HRD
excavator is purposely built for demolition work: it has a large working range with a
maximum working height of 28 m. The large diameter boom cylinders ensure the operator
has maximum hydraulic power at all times for total control, even at extreme reach. Its “Best
in Class” demolition tool capacity of 3,35t at 16,5m forward reach improves project time
and helps to reduce machine loading.
A new heavy duty medium reach demolition specification allows the use of full size 5t
demolition tools at a height of up to 17,4 m, giving the new machine the capability to tackle
heavy demolition work at medium height.
The PC490LC-10 HRD is compliant with latest EU474 Annex G regulations which govern
machines used for cutting buildings.
Enhanced safety features
The new working range indicator system does not interfere with the control of the machine.
It gives full colour, real time indication of the precise position of each section of the work
equipment, to ensure the operator is fully aware of the available working range. The system
includes memory settings for 15 attachments (with operator selectable names) and takes into
account the inclination of the base machine for calculation of the available working range.
The system is effective for both high reach and medium reach demolition, automatically
detecting which equipment configuration is installed at engine start up.
The cab is specifically designed for the new high reach demolition excavator. The front
window and roof window incorporate high impact protective glass compliant with EN356
Grade P5A. The front guard, side hinged for easy window cleaning, complies with
ISO10262 Level 2 falling object test requirements.
Enhanced operator environment
The PC490LC-10 HRD operator cab is mounted on a Komatsu original tilting mechanism,
the tilt angle being infinitely adjustable between 0 and 30o, with convenient tilt angle control
through joystick-mounted thumb switches.
The fully air suspended operator control station incorporates side consoles mounted together
with the high back, fully adjustable seat, with standard-fit heating for improved comfort.
The cab provides a comfortable and quiet work environment where operators can maximise
their productivity. It gains strength from a reinforced tubular skeleton framework. Viscous
damper mounts lower vibration levels, further enhancing fine control and reducing operator
fatigue. Along with two 12 volt ports, an auxiliary input has been added to connect an MP3
player or other device that uses a standard auxiliary.
Convenient maintenance and serviceability
Newly designed work equipment stands with integrated access platforms cut down the time
taken to change the configuration of the machine and significantly increase the safety of the
changeover process. Tie down lugs are provided allowing the high reach equipment to be
transported while located in the equipment stands, improving ease of transportation.
The PC490LC-10 HRD provides easy service access that reduces costly downtime. Routine
service points are quickly reachable from ground level and handrails surround the accessible
areas of the upper structure for easier and safer checking and maintenance. The radiator and
hydraulic oil cooler are mounted side by side, making it simpler to carry out maintenance
and service when required, while the air conditioning condenser is hinged to allow even
easier access. Access steps are provided in all naturally convenient positions to allow safe
and quick access to the engine bay.
The machine is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management
Monitoring System), which has enhanced diagnostic features that give operators and
technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously
monitors all critical systems and preventative maintenance, and provides assistance to
minimise diagnosis and repair time.
EU Stage IIIB / EPA Tier 4 Interim emission certified engine
The Komatsu SAA6D125E-6A engine uses an advanced electronic control system to
manage airflow rate, fuel injection, combustion parameters, and aftertreatment functions to
optimise performance, reduce emissions and provide advanced diagnostic capability.
As a leader in hydraulic technology, Komatsu developed a hydraulically actuated Komatsu
Variable Geometry Turbocharger (KVGT) and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve,
resulting in up to 5% reduction in fuel consumption, as well as longer component life.
The passive/active Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) is designed to function
primarily in its highly efficient “passive” mode and oxidises most trapped particulates with
no need for operator control and no interruption to machine operations. Based on exclusive
Komatsu technology, this regeneration system keeps the operator aware of its status and has
a manual override integrated into the monitor panel.
The latest KOMTRAX™ technology on the PC490LC-10 HRD sends
machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless
technology. Data such as operating hours, fuel consumption, location, cautions and
maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. The KOMTRAX™ fleet
monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows
for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive
business efficiency and productivity.
The PC490LC-10 HRD comes with Komatsu CARE™, a complimentary
maintenance program for Komatsu customers. For the first three years or
2.000 hours it covers factory-scheduled maintenance, performed by Komatsu-trained
technicians with Komatsu Genuine parts. Komatsu CARE™ offers up to a maximum of 2
complimentary KDPF exchanges and a KDPF warranty for the first 5 years or 9.000 hours.
Configuration Boom position Maximum height (pin) Maximum forward reach (rated attachment) Operating weight (rated attachment) Rated Attachment weight High reach Medium reach Medium reach ‐ Straight Cranked Straight Digging mode Cranked 28.0m 17.4m 14.6m 13.4m 10.6m 16.5m 11.0m 11.4m 11.7 10.6m 65,000kg 65,950kg 65,950kg 55,750kg 55,750kg 3.35t 5.0t 5.0t 5.0t 5.0t Information in this news release is current on the date of the announcement and is subject to change without notice.
All comparisons are to the Komatsu model PC450LC-8.
Komatsu CARE™ and KOMTRAX™ are registered trademarks of Komatsu Ltd. .
Kevin Broman
Komatsu Europe International N.V.
+32 2 255 24 58
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