Komatsu MR-5 Perfect For Landscaping

Latest generation Komatsu MR-5 excavators use less fuel, increase production, improve safety.

Komatsu Australia’s new MR-5 mini excavator range incorporates latest generation engine and hydraulic technology that reduces fuel consumption, while also improving production and work efficiency, and increasing jobsite safety – critical issues for any landscape contractor.

The new 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).

Available in both canopy and air conditioned cab ROPS-compliant options, the new range offers a flexible, reliable and versatile option for landscape applications, said Carl Grundy, Komatsu Australia’s National Sales Manager – Utility.

“Our new generation of mini excavators harnesses Komatsu’s unrivalled technological knowhow and worldwide resources to bring industry-leading customer value to this market sector,” he said.

“Our new MR-5 range boasts many industry fi rsts, and is 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.

“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 four new machines feature US EPA Tier 4 Final compliant electronically controlled engines with either the Komatsu 3D88E-7 rated at 18.2kW for the smaller PC30MR-5 and PC35MR-5 or the Komatsu 4D88E-7 rated at 29.6kW for both the PC45MR-5 and the PC55MR-5.

“In addition to using between 5 per cent and 7 per cent less fuel than their MR-3 predecessors, these new Komatsu minis deliver far lower emissions – with no loss of performance, productivity or reliability.” Grundy said that in developing the new range, Komatsu engineers had prioritised reliability and rugged design solutions to further reduce machine downtime and lower operating costs.

“All new 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.

“In addition, the PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 are fi tted as standard with a second auxiliary circuit to enable fi tting of tilting hitches, thumb buckets and the like.

“And across our MR-5 range, newly developed hydraulic electronic controls – here seen on mini excavators for the fi rst time – ensure optimised machine performance and lower fuel consumption, whatever the job.

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

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