As a contractor who take prides in doing quality work quickly, you’re probably always looking for more from your equipment. More power. More speed. More reliability. Komatsu’s PC200LC-8 delivers on all those counts, while at the same time providing excellent fuel efficiency.
When it originally came out, the PC200LC-8 boosted productivity compared to its predecessor, mainly through improved cycle times and hydraulic improvements,” said Komatsu Product Manager Andrew Earing. “Equally important were the efficiencies built into the excavator that enhanced performance.
Those efficiencies include low fuel consumption and emissions. Combine that with information technology and operator comfort and you get a machine that delivers the ultimate for a contractor – high production and low-cost operation. Productivity features include a quick-return circuit, which allows the arm to go and return quickly for fast cycle times.
“The PC200LC-8 is a workhorse and has been one of, if not the bestselling excavator on the planet,” said Gary Brown, General Manager, Product Management, at SMS Equipment. “It has tremendous durability, reliability, and advanced technology, that has proven to be a bullet-proof asset for more than a decade. Plus, customers can still buy them new from SMS Equipment today.”
The PC200LC-8 has five working modes: Power, Economy, Breaker, Lifting and Attachment. An operator simply presses a button to get the proper flow needed for the work at hand. The modes, along with most other machine functions, are selected through a seven-inch monitor.
"The monitor was one of the biggest improvements in the PC200LC-8", indicated Earing. "You match your machine to the job application through the monitor. You pick up maintenance codes and trouble-shooting functions through the monitor. The AC is also controlled with the monitor. It's still an impressive system that's very user-friendly."