Komatsu’s Landscaping Excavator Solutions

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Updated: June 9, 2020

Komatsu offers an ideal solution for landscapers with its market-leading range of zero-swing mini excavators, which incorporate latest-generation engine and hydraulic technology for lower fuel consumption, while at the same time improving production and work efficiency, and increasing jobsite safety.

Komatsu’s MR-5 mine excavator range covers the PC30MR-5 (3.15-3.3 tonnes operating weight), PC35MR-5 (3.62-3.77 tonnes), PC45MR-5 (4.86-4.98 tonnes) and PC55MR-5 (5.14-5.26 tonnes), while its mid-size excavator offerings include the 7.94 tonne PC78UU-10 and the 8.75 tonne PC88MR-10. Its mini excavator range also includes its smallest model, the 1.8 tonne PC18MR-3.

As well as innovative machines that ensure high productivity, reduced operating costs, and a high level of operator safety, all Komatsu machines are backed by the company’s technologically advanced service, support and aftermarket solutions.

Every Komatsu machine, right down to their smallest PC18MR-3, comes with their KOMTRAX remote monitoring system – something offered as standard equipment by no other manufacturer,” said Carl Grundy, Komatsu Australia’s National Sales Manager – Utility.

“This ensures each and every Komatsu owner – whether of a single machine, or a large fleet – is backed by a nationwide service and support network, aimed at keeping their machines operating at peak performance and efficiency, and with trained technicians and analytical tools to ensure they do. That means that landscapers and landscape contractors and designers who opt for Komatsu products and our support capabilities have ongoing peace of mind as to the long-term performance reliability of their machines.”

Common to Komatsu’s entire range of utility excavators is their short-tailswing counterweight profiles, making them perfect for working in very tight conditions, minimising the risk of damaging trees, vegetation and other physical features and structures. Available in both canopy and air condition cab ROPS-compliant options, Komatsu excavators deliver a flexible, reliable and versatile option for landscape applications, said Grundy.

“Our utility excavator range harnesses Komatsu’s unrivalled technological knowhow and worldwide resources to bring industry-leading customer value to this market sector,” he said.

“All these machines include many industry firsts, and are packed full of outstanding new and improved features.

“These include advances in operator comfort, increased safety, improved ergonomic design, even lower fuel consumption, advances in controllability, the latest version of our KOMTRAX remote monitoring system – and the highest levels of standard specifications offered in the industry.

“Across the range, they raise the bar in terms of what customers can expect from a mini excavator,” Grundy said. “Precision controls and industry-leading specs make them ideal for landscaping work, where operators frequently need to work around existing features – but also need power and productivity for bulk excavation and earthmoving. All Komatsu MR-5 and Dash-10 utility excavators feature US EPA Tier 4 Final compliant electronically controlled engines.

“In addition to using between 5 per cent and 7 per cent less fuel than predecessor models, Komatsu’s utility excavators deliver far lower emissions – with no loss of performance, productivity or reliability.” Grundy said that in developing this utility range, Komatsu engineers had prioritised reliability and rugged design solutions to further reduce machine downtime and lower operating costs.

“All models have standard two-way auxiliary piping for increased productivity and machine versatility when working with the wide range of attachments required in landscaping applications.

“They are the perfect tools for confined landscape worksite applications, as well as construction, utility and similar applications.”