PC308USLC-3 short tail Swing excavator specifically designed for working in confined areas

Rolling Meadows, IL, July 18, 2006”Komatsu America Corp. announced the PC308USLC-3 short tail swing excavator with Tier 3 engine.  The PC308USLC-3 has a flywheel horsepower of 187 HP, an operating weight between 70,682 to 73,146 pounds with a bucket capacity range of

0.76 2.13 Yd3.  Occupying a width of less than 17™5 with a loaded bucket, and a large counterweight than requires no additional clearance, the PC308USLC-3 is the ideal machine for working in confined areas such as roadways, bridges, urban areas or anywhere space in limited.


The PC308USLC-3 is also equipped with the latest KomtraxTM technology, which sends machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology.  Data such as operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis.  The Komtrax fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiently and productively.


Special features of the PC308USLC-3 include:


  • Low Emissions Engine

The excavator is equipped with the newly developed, powerful, low emission Komatsu SAA6D107E-1 engine that significantly reduces Nox emissions by 29% with an accurate multi-staged fuel injection system.  The engine meets EPA Tier 3 and EU stage 3A emission regulations without sacrificing power or machine productivity. 


The PC308USLC-3 is equipped with two working modes (Power and Economy).  Each mode is designed to match engine speed, pump flow, and system pressure to specific application requirements, giving the operator flexibility to match equipment performance to the job at hand.  Economy mode now features four (4) level settings, allowing the operator to achieve required production at lowest possible fuel consumption.


  • Maintenance Made Easy

Equipped with Komatsu™s exclusive EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), the PC308USLC-3 was designed to reduce costly downtime.  EMMS continually monitors all critical excavator systems, alerting and guiding the operator should a problem occur.  By preventing a small problem from becoming a major service issue, EMMS contributes to operating cost reduction. The system also tracks the preventative maintenance schedule, providing on-board warning as required maintenance becomes due.  Error codes and troubleshooting assistance is available at the EMMS display minimizing diagnosis and repair time.


Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. which is the world™s second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction, mining and compact construction equipment.  Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.  Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.


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