Komatsu offers an ideal solution for landscapers with its market-leading range of zero-swing mini excavators, which incorporate latest-generation engine and hydraulic technology for lower fuel consumption, while at the same time improving production and work efficiency and increasing job site safety.
Komatsu’s mini excavator range covers the 1.8 tonne PC18MR-3, along with its Dash-5 line, consisting of the PC30MR-5 (3.15-3.3 tonnes), PC35MR-5 (3.62-3.77 tonnes), PC45MR-5 (4.86-4.98 tonnes) and PC55MR-5 (5.14-5.26 tonnes). Also ideal for larger landscaping applications are its mid-size excavator offerings, including the 7.94 tonne PC78UU-10 and the 8.75 tonne PC88MR-10.
Its smallest excavator, thePC18MR-3, has proven particularly popular with landscapers, with its compact size making it easily towable on a trailer from site to site, and giving it excellent access into narrow-access back yards and gardens.
As well as innovative machines that ensure high productivity, reduced operating costs, and a high level of operator safety, all Komatsu machines are backed by the company’s technologically advanced service, support and aftermarket solutions.
“Every Komatsu machine, right down to our smallest PC18MR-3, comes with our KOMTRAX remote monitoring system – something offered as standard equipment by no other manufacturer,” says Matt Watton, Komatsu’s Regional Sales Manager, Queensland.
“This ensures each and every Komatsu owner – whether of a single machine, or a large fleet – is backed by a nationwide service and support network, aimed at keeping their machines operating at peak performance and efficiency, and with trained technicians and analytical tools to ensure they do.
That means that landscapers and landscape contractors and designers who opt for Komatsu products and our support capabilities have ongoing peace of mind as to the long-term performance reliability of their machines.”
Common to Komatsu’s entire range of utility excavators is their short-tail swing counterweight profiles, making them perfect for working in very tight conditions, minimizing the risk of damaging trees, vegetation, and other physical features and structures.
Available in both canopy and air condition cab ROPS-compliant options, Komatsu excavators deliver a flexible, reliable, and versatile option for landscape applications, says Matt.
“Our utility excavator range harnesses Komatsu’s unrivaled technological know-how and worldwide resources to bring industry-leading customer value to this market sector,” he says.
“All these machines include many industry firsts and are packed full of outstanding new and improved features.
“These include advances in operator comfort, increased safety, improved ergonomic design, even lower fuel consumption, advances in controllability, the latest version of our KOMTRAX remote monitoring system – and the highest levels of standard specifications offered in the industry.
“Across the range, they raise the bar in terms of what customers can expect from a mini excavator,” says Matt.
“Precision controls and industry-leading specs make them ideal for landscaping work, where operators frequently need to work around existing features – but also need power and productivity for bulk excavation and earthmoving.”
Komatsu’s MR-5 and Dash-10 utility excavators feature US EPA Tier 4 Final compliant electronically controlled engines.
“In addition to using between 5 and 7% less fuel than predecessor models, Komatsu’s utility excavators deliver far lower emissions – with no loss of performance, productivity, or reliability,” says Matt.
“In developing this utility range, Komatsu engineers have prioritized reliability and rugged design solutions to further reduce machine downtime and lower operating costs.
“All models have standard two-way auxiliary piping for increased productivity and machine versatility when working with the wide range of attachments required in landscaping applications.
“They are the perfect tools for confined landscape worksite applications, as well as construction, utility, and similar applications.”