Komatsu PC170LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Powerful and precise, the Komatsu PC170LC-11 is equipped to efficiently carry out any task your business requires. On all jobsites, big or small, for digging, trenching, landscaping or site preparation, the Komatsu hydraulic system always provides maximum productivity and control.

This 18 tonne hydraulic excavator shows Komatsu’s leadership in technology and innovation with an environmentally friendly EU Stage V Komatsu engine, up to 3% improved fuel efficiency, an upgraded cab design and enhanced safety and serviceability. Productivity is maximised and operating costs are reduced.

Engine power: 90 kW / 121 HP @ 2,100 rpm
Operating weight: 18,180 – 18,885 kg
Max. bucket capacity: 0.94 m³

• EU Stage V engine
• Adjustable idle shutdown
• Komatsu fuel-saving technology
• Engine fan clutch
• Reduced wastage
• Fully air-suspended operator station
• KomVision surround bird eye view (option)
• Widescreen monitor with evolutionary interface
• Low noise levels
• Improved operator convenience
• Built-in versatility and superior productivity
• Enhanced engine management
• Lower hydraulic pressure loss
• Komatsu SpaceCab™
• Improved monitoring system
• Neutral position detection system
• Safe access, easy maintenance
• Falling Object Protection System (FOPS) optional
• Komatsu-quality components
• Extensive dealer support network
• Reliable and efficient

• Komatsu SAA4D107E-5 turbocharged common rail direct injection diesel engine
• EU Stage V compliant
• Automatic engine warm-up system
• Engine overheat prevention system
• Fuel control dial
• Auto-deceleration function
• Adjustable idle shutdown
• Engine key stop
• Engine ignition can be password secured on request
• Alternator 24 V/60 A
• Starter motor 24 V/4,5 kW
• Batteries 2 × 12 V/120 Ah

Hydraulic System
• Electronic closed-centre load sensing (E-CLSS) hydraulic system (HydrauMind)
• Pump and engine mutual control (PEMC) system 6-working mode selection system; Power mode, Economy mode, Breaker mode, Attachment Power and Attachment Economy mode, and Lifting/Fine Operation mode
• PowerMax function
• Adjustable PPC wrist control levers for arm, boom, bucket and swing, with sliding proportional control for attachments and 3 auxiliary buttons
• Prepared for hydraulic quick-coupler

Drives and Brakes
• Hydrostatic, 2-speed travel system with automatic shift and planetary gear type final drives, and hydraulic travel and parking brakes
• PPC control levers and pedals for steering and travel

• Track roller guards
• Track frame under-guards
• LC undercarriage

• Reinforced safety SpaceCabTM; highly pressurised and tightly sealed hyper viscous mounted cab with tinted safety glass windows, large roof window with sun shade, pull-up type front window with locking device, removable lower window, front window wiper with intermittent feature, cigarette lighter, ashtray, luggage shelf, floor mat
• Heated, high back air suspension seat with lumbar support, console mounted height adjustable arm rests, and retractable seat belt
• Automatic climate control system
• 12/24 Volt power supplies
• Beverage holder and magazine rack
• Hot and cool box
• Radio
• Auxiliary input (MP3 jack)
• Lower wiper
• Rain visor (not with OPG)

Service and Maintenance
• Automatic fuel line de-aeration
• Double element type air cleaner with dust indicator and auto dust evacuator
• KOMTRAX – Komatsu wireless monitoring system (3G)
• Komatsu CARETM – a maintenance program for Komatsu customers
• Multifunction video compatible colour monitor with Equipment Management and Monitoring System (EMMS) and efficiency guidance
• Toolkit

Lighting System
• Working lights: 2 revolving frame, 1 boom
• Additional working lights: 4 cab roof (front), 1 cab roof (rear), 1 boom, 1 counterweight (rear), beacon

Safety Equipment
• KomVision surround view system
• Electric horn
• Overload warning device
• Audible travel alarm
• Boom safety valves
• Large handrails, rear-view mirrors
• Battery main switch
• ROPS (ISO 12117) – OPG (ISO 10262) Level 1
• Emergency engine stop switch
• Seat belt caution indicator
• Neutral position detection system
• Arm safety valve

Other Equipment
• Standard counterweight
• Remote greasing for swing circle and pins
• Electric refuelling pump with automatic shut-off function

Hydraulic System
• Additional hydraulic functions

• 500, 600, 700, 800 mm triple grouser shoes

• DAB+ digital radio
• Sun roller blind

Service and Maintenance
• Service points

Lighting System
• LED working lights: 2 boom (LED, l.h. & r.h.), 4 cab roof (LED, front)

Safety Equipment
• OPG Level 2 front guard, hinged type
• OPG Level 2 top guard

Work Equipment
• Mono boom
• Two-piece boom
• 2,25 m; 2,6 m; 2,9 m arms

Other Equipment
• Fuel preheater 5 kW
• Biodegradable oil for hydraulic system
• Additional counterweight 490 kg

With a series of high definition networked cameras fitted on the PC170, KomVision provides a crystal clear, real-time bird’s eye view of the immediate surroundings on the widescreen cab monitor. The driver can quickly and easily check the machine’s surrounding area prior to making any movements.

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