Komatsu Launches 3 New Electric Mini Excavators and a Rigid Dump Truck

Komatsu launched three new electric mini excavators at Intermat. The new models, the PC20E, PC26E, and PC33E complete with new cab specification, are especially focused on the European market, and offer customers a sustainable and powerful solution for a variety of excavation tasks. Komatsu also introduced the HD605-10 rigid dump truck. This Large Class machine sets new benchmarks in safety, productivity, durability, and environmental responsibility.

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“Komatsu is committed to developing innovative and sustainable technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers. The new electric mini excavators are a confirmation of this ongoing commitment, offering zero emissions operation without compromising on performance. Komatsu set a challenging target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, which means virtually eliminating CO2 emissions not only from our own sites and from the use of our products, but also from customers’ sites. Komatsu aims to meet the needs of our customers by introducing a diverse range of electrified construction equipment.”

said Emanuele Viel, Group Manager for the Utility line at Komatsu Europe.

PC20E, PC26E, and PC33E electric mini excavators

The PC20E, PC26E, and PC33E offer a range of features to benefit operators, including:

  • Zero Emissions Operation: The electric motors produce no exhaust fumes, making them ideal for use in indoor environments or emissions-sensitive areas.
  • Quiet Operation: Significant noise reduction is achieved, improving operator comfort, and reducing noise pollution on the jobsite.
  • Powerful Performance: High torque and power instantly delivered, ensuring that the excavators can handle even the most demanding tasks.
  • Long Runtime: The excavators are equipped with high-capacity batteries that provide sufficient runtime for a working day on a single charge.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Electric motors require less maintenance than traditional diesel engines, resulting in lower operating costs for customers.
  • Design for purpose: Operating weight designed to meet European requirements for trailer transportability.
  • Versatile charging: Through onboard charger available for PC20E and PC26E.

The new electric mini excavators are on display at Komatsu’s booth at Intermat (Hall 5b).

Image: courtesy of Komatsu

HD605-10 Rigid Dump Truck

Designed to maximize productivity while minimizing operational costs, the HD605-10 boasts enhanced engine power and torque, along with cutting-edge fuel-saving technologies. With a focus on meeting customer demands in quarry applications, the machine offers unparalleled safety and comfort for operators, ensuring optimal performance at the lowest cost per tonne.

“Our development teams have prioritized customer needs to deliver a machine that not only builds on the reliability of its predecessor but also introduces significant performance enhancements. These enhancements include increased power, weight reductions, expanded load capacity up to 64 tonnes with 43 m3 body, improved durability, enhanced visibility systems, and reduced fuel consumption.”

said Juuso Ahola, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe.

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Economic and environmental considerations are at the forefront of the HD605-10’s design. Equipped with a powerful 610 kW Stage V engine, the machine delivers exceptional productivity while offering three selectable modes—Economy, Economy Light, and Power—to match various applications. Additionally, advanced fuel-saving measures, such as a new high-efficiency cooling system and lightweight body option, ensure optimal fuel efficiency, reducing operating costs.

In terms of reliability, the HD605-10 is engineered for durability and uptime in the most demanding conditions. Strengthened transmission, torque converter, main frame, differentials, and final drive components ensure the machine’s resilience and longevity. Combined with the additional benefits of the Komatsu Care program, this provides users with complete peace of mind.

Safety features of the HD605-10 include a comprehensive LED lighting system for improved visibility, illuminated stair walkways for safe access to the operator cabin, and a brake performance check system to verify brake functionality before operation. Moreover, the machine includes an external seat belt reminder lamp outside the cabin and high-performance retarder brakes for enhanced safety during operation, even on steep downhill slopes.

Operator comfort was not overlooked by the developers, with hill start assist, cruise control and other new features, which make driving this truck a pleasure for any operator.

Source: Komatsu

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