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Komatsu’s PC5500-11 excavator delivers high productivity

2 min read / April 29, 2021

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The robust steel structure and intelligent excavator solution of the Komatsu PC5500-11 is designed for precision, productivity and longevity.

An innovative machine engineered for high productivity demands

Düsseldorf, April 29, 2021 — Surface mine operators need machines that deliver productivity and longevity. The robust steel structure and intelligent excavator solution of the Komatsu PC5500-11 is designed for precision, productivity and longevity. A rugged excavator weighing 533-552 mt (588-608 st) depending on configuration, the twin-engine PC5500-11 offers a combination of sturdy construction and advanced technology to match with 150-240 st trucks. With 179 sold and a total of 7,878,910 operating hours, the PC5500 has become one of the most popular hydraulic excavators with demonstrated reliability as a powerful workhorse with excellent digging forces.

Operator care is a priority

With operator care a priority, the excavator has been developed and designed to meet the high standards of the European Machinery Directive and EMESRT (Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table) design philosophies. Designed with operators in mind, the 45-degree ladder system offers comfortable ascent and descent, and the updated emergency exit system allows ease of egress from two independent locations. For situational awareness around the machine, KomVision can provide the operator an expansive view of the surrounding work area from inside the cab.

Customized for your operation

A variety of options are available for a machine that is built to meet your application needs. Komatsu buckets are designed for the industrial standard density of 1,8 t/m³ to meet a wide range of material densities. To match the demands of your specific material characteristics, we offer a comprehensive variety of buckets ― customized in volume and protection. A cold weather kit or additional cooler options are available to fit your operation's global terrain requirements. Tailored Komatsu's track pad options will cover your specific underground requirements, such as tar sands or hard rock, to enable excellent conditions for efficient operation with safety a priority.

Advanced, powerful engines

Equipped with two Tier 4 engines, the PC5500-11 delivers plenty of power with sustainability a priority. Its exhaust after-treatment system reduces particulate matter, sulfur oxides and NOx, while offering easy solutions for maintenance intervals.

Diagnostics help to improve productivity

To limit downtime and promote availability, the PC5500-11’s newly revamped monitoring system, Komtrax Plus 2, helps create automized data reports that identify performance opportunities to help enhance productivity. Machine data is accessible via satellite for instant monitoring.

Critical data to help boost efficiency

The optional Komatsu Argus Payload Meter helps enhance efficiency of truck loading and fleet dispatch. To help maximize productivity, information about the bucket loading status compared to the truck's capacity provides data to help calculate the best loading times and truck passes.

About Komatsu

Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For nearly a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.