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Komatsu's New PC290LL-11 Log Loader



Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup.  Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach live heel Log Loader or a 34’ reach Road Builder configuration for high performance in demanding logging applications.  Log Loader and Road Builder operating weights are 89,730 lb. (40,700 kg) and 82,230 lb. (37,300 kg), respectively.

Other new or improved PC290LL-11 features include a high capacity cooling system, high drawbar pull, additional forestry guarding, narrower 11’5” (3492 mm) transport width, more comfortable operator controls, all LED lighting, and KOMTRAX®5.0 technology.   

High Performance and Productivity

  • Choice of 40’ reach, live heel log loader, or a 34’ reach, road builder configurations

    • Available 52” or 58” tong opening forestry grapples.

    • Optional Soft Swing System improves stability when swinging heavy loads.

  • New high capacity cooling system for improved performance and reliability

    •  Wide core cooling fins (3 mm vs. 1.75 mm fin spacing for standard cores) for radiator, hydraulic oil cooler and charge air cooler.

    •  HD 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick cooler air intake door is waffle-screened and sealed to reduce debris accumulation and cleaning time.

  • Powerful, PC360-class final drives generate 64,250 lbs. of drawbar pull for excellent shovel logging and rough terrain performance.

  • Rugged, PC390-class swing motor and drive delivers high swing torque for superior log loading and road building performance.

  • Robust standard forestry guarding package includes:

    • New, right-hand corner guard system with:

      • Rugged tree deflector with a “hockey stick” design that can be removed or

        reverse-mounted for transport.

      • Fully protected LED light provides brilliant illumination.

    • All engine hood cover openings are protected by debris screens.

    • Exhaust outlet is guarded and screened.

    • HD 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick engine, hydraulic and cooler service doors are more than 3 times thicker than those on standard excavators.

    • HD 3/8 inch (9 mm) thick revolving frame undercovers are removable for service access; panels are 1.5 times thicker than those on standard excavators.

  • Purpose-built forestry undercarriage with 28 inches of ground clearance includes:

    • One-piece carbody with HD front/rear tow hooks and HD front/rear tie-downs.

    • Reinforced and guarded front idlers with high capacity recoil springs and track guides.

    • Full length rock guards with ski-type track supports.

    • HD full support straddle-mounted carrier rollers and upper track guides.

    • 28” (700 mm) double grouser or 28” (700 mm triple grouser track shoes

      • PC350 8.5” pitch grease-sealed track components for reliability & durability.

    • Two-piece HD hinged swivel guard provides protection and service access.

  • Transport width is 11’5” (3492 mm), which meets most local regulations and reduces the need for special transport permits.

    • Tree deflector and track frame steps can be removed or reverse-mounted to achieve an 11’5” (3492 mm) transport width. 

Superior Operator Comfort & Convenience

  • Modern Komatsu ROPS/OPS/FOPS/TOPS/FOG/WCB/Oregon OSHA certified forestry cab provides a comfortable working environment.  Key cab features include:

    • Choice of 48” hydraulic tilt or 7” fixed cab risers.

    • All cab and work equipment lights are LED to provide brilliant illumination in low light conditions.

    • Large polycarbonate windows (front is 22 mm thick) and skylight provide excellent working visibility.

    • Utilizes the Komatsu excavator cab interior, which has excellent fit & finish.

    • High back, fully adjustable and heated air suspension seat is standard (some of these features are optional on competitors’ machines).

    • New, more comfortable, lower profile pilot proportional control (PPC) levers are used to control the boom, arm and heel functions.

    • New, thumb-actuated, electro-proportional control (EPC) sliding buttons provide the operator with smoother and more precise attachment control of the grapple, bucket thumb, etc.

    • Updated, large, 7” high resolution LCD monitor, with a new split-display mode:

      • Shows both a rear camera view and key machine-gauge data at the same time.

    • Automatic air conditioner, heater & defroster system provides year-round comfort.

    • AM/FM stereo radio, auxiliary input jack for iPod or MP3 player, two 12-volt outlets, one 24-volt outlet, cup holder, hot/cold food storage box and magazine box.

  • KOMTRAX Level 5 technology feeds the operator machine data, such as fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) levels, Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), regeneration status, location, cautions and maintenance alert information.

Ease of Maintenance & Serviceability

  • PC290LL-11 provides easy maintenance and service access with the following features:

    • Full length, grip strut walkways and a complete upper structure hand rail system.

    • All engine check points are accessed from one side of the machine.

    • Ground level access to the fuel filter, fuel pre-filter with water separator, DEF filter and engine oil filter.

    • A battery master disconnect switch is standard.

    • Engine hood opens wide to the rear and there is an engine service platform.

    • HD engine, hydraulic and cooler doors open wide revealing component areas.

    • Nine undercover hatch doors are easily unbolted providing excellent access. 

  • PC290LL-11 is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu Equipment Management Monitoring System (EMMS):

    • Continuously monitors critical systems and the planned maintenance schedules.

    • Provides enhanced diagnostic features, giving operators and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities to minimize diagnosis and repair time.

  • The PC290LL-11, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE® program for the first three years or 2000 hours, whichever comes first. Komatsu CARE includes scheduled factory maintenance, a 50-point inspection at each service and up to two complimentary Komatsu DPF exchanges and up to two DEF tank flushes in the first five years.

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