Excavator Has ‘Best-in- Class’ Engine Power and Breakout Force

Komatsu’s 700-ton PC7000, available in face shovel and backhoe configuration, “offers the lowest cost per ton in its class,” said Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s national product manager.

The shovel is matched to plus-200 ton trucks, such as Komatsu’s 830E, 860E and 930E haul units. The diesel drive variant features two Tier 2-rated Komatsu SSDA16V159E-2 engines, rated at 2,500 kW. (Two squirrel cage [electric drive] 1,200-kW motors are optional.) At 10.5 meters (m) long, with a maximum travel speed of 2.5 km/h, it has a bucket (backhoe and front shovel) capacity of 36 m3 at 1.8 mt/m3 material density. The 682-mt backhoe’s bucket breakout force is 1,671 kilonewtons (kN). The 674-mt front shovel’s bucket breakout force is 1,994 kN.

KOMTRAX Plus, Komatsu’s machine monitoring system, is standard on the PC7000. Modular Mining’s ProVision system offers additional capabilities, such as bidirectional data transfer; improved bench level adherence to plan; delineation of blocks and polygons; improved production efficiency; and enhanced safety via hazard alerts, restricted area identification and proximity warnings.

As featured in Womp 2016 Vol 12 - www.womp-int.com