Komatsu’s New, Pass-matched AC-drive Truck and Hydraulic Excavator
The 730E (AC) is equipped with KOMTRAX Plus (formerly VHMS) technol-ogy, which sends machine operating information to a secure web site utilizing wireless technology. Without any addi-tional IT expense, data such as operating hours, component trends, machine uti-lization (including idle time and fuel con-sumption) and production information are relayed to the web application and made available on-line for analysis. In real time, the KOMTRAX Plus fleet mon-itoring system monitors machine avail-ability, allows for remote diagnosis of machine issues, and provides additional information to drive business efficiency. The new truck is slated for limited release in 2013, followed by full production in 2014.
Komatsu also announced the introduc-tion of its new PC4000 hydraulic excava-tor, with an operating weight of up to 879,800 lb (400,000 kg) and a bucket capacity of 29 yd 3(22 m3). The machine’s standard Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel engine has a rated power of 1,875 hp (1,400 kW), meets EPA Tier II emissions standards and features a time-saving oil management system as standard equip-ment. Electric drive models are also avail-able. Recommended for use with trucks ranging from 150- to 240-ton payload capacity, the excavator provides (backhoe) break-out force of 250,000 lb (1,155 kN) and (loading shovel) crowd force of 300,000 lb (1,330 kN). Its hydraulic cylinders are protected by the attachment’s steel structure. A wide range of wear pack-ages and buckets are available to suit vari-ous densities and applications, and differ-ent track shoes can be ordered to meet specific ground condition requirements.