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Komatsu’s proprietary intelligent Machine Control 2.0 now available on the 359 horsepower PC490LCi-11 excavator

1 min read / October 19, 2022

Komatsu PC290LCi excavator digging trench to lay pipe
Komatsu PC490LCi excavator loading Komatsu HM400-5 articulated dump truck

Designed to lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators

October 19, 2022 – To offer contractors sophisticated productivity-enhancing automation on a larger excavator, Komatsu has introduced its intelligent Machine Control 2.0 (iMC 2.0) on the PC490LCi-11 excavator. Designed to lessen the skills gap between new and experienced operators — while helping improve the bottom line for contractors — the 359 HP PC490LCi-11 is Komatsu's largest intelligent excavator.

An excellent match for excavation, trenching, slope work or fine grading, the PC490LCi-11 helps minimize over-excavation to empower operators to dig straight to grade quickly and accurately. Built on Komatsu’s intelligent machine control platform, and developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC 2.0 offers additional new features.

Upgraded iMC monitor

A new 10.4” iMC monitor features increased memory capacity, processing speed, and pinch to zoom functionality in a smaller light weight package for improved performance and ease of use.

Bucket angle hold control

The new bucket angle hold control helps operators reach finish grade quickly and accurately. It automatically holds the bucket angle to the design surface during arm operation, enabling operators to perform finish grading using only arm input.

Learn more about PC490LCi-11, or view the full lineup of Komatsu excavators with iMC 2.0.

About Komatsu
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

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