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Komatsu Europe announces PC55MR-5 mini excavator at bauma 2019

Powerful, great in tight spaces and easy to maintain


Komatsu Europe International N.V. will showcase its PC55MR-5 hydraulic mini excavator at bauma 2019 in München (April 8-14). First launched in 2017, the MR-5 range boasts many industry firsts and is packed with outstanding new and improved features that bring industry leading customer values to the mini excavator sector.

Operator comfort, safety initiatives, ergonomic design, low fuel consumption, advances in controllability, KOMTRAX “step 5” and the highest levels of standard specifications ever seen in the industry all raise the bar in terms of what customers can expect from a mini excavator.

“The machines are designed for improved versatility, safety, comfort - and for low operating costs,” says Emanuele Viel, KEISA Group Manager Utility. “They are perfect tools for most confined jobsites and construction, utility, landscaping or similar applications”.

The PC55MR-5 has a tight tail swing radius and swing booms that hug the machine to help with work in tight spaces. It features an electronically controlled engine (2,19 litres and 29,6 kW -39,7hp). The MR-5 mini excavators use up to five percent less fuel than their MR-3 predecessors, with no loss of performance or productivity.

Optimal performance

Komatsu’s reliable and tough design solutions for the MR-5 range have further reduced machine down time. The auto decelerator and idle shut down now both come as standard, for reduced fuel consumption, increased residual value and reduced service costs. The 1st proportional line, also standard, increases productivity and the machine’s versatility when working with attachments.

Hydraulic electronic controls, seen on mini excavators for the first time, optimise machine performance and lower fuel consumption, whatever the job.

The selectable working modes, a concept usually reserved for higher end hydraulic excavators, promote relaxed operations and increased profits.

First Class operator comfort

The cab of the MR-5 excavators was redesigned, inside and out, for more functionality and a new more modern look and feel. Accessibility was improved thanks to the new hinged door design, and a high- resolution multi-functional 3.5” LCD colour monitor panel, with maintenance info displayed, improves ease of use and technological appeal. A dial type fuel control increases operator comfort and convenience.

Safety and Peace of mind

A control lever Neutral Detection System is an industry-leading safety feature, along with an engine shut down secondary switch and a seat belt caution indicator. An easy-to-use tie down bracket provides fast and easy transportability.

The latest KOMTRAX telematics, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.

The new MR-5 excavators are manufactured by Komatsu Italia Manufacturing

Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, in Este, Italy, is a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu Italia Manufacturing also builds midi excavators, skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders and under 17 tonnes hydraulic excavators. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly provided high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.

Source: Komatsu Germany GmbH