More and more innovative technologies were applied to products with a heavy focus on hydraulic shovels. Using mechatronics for engine control was one of the examples of Japan's advanced electronics technology that surpassed the world standards.
This was a smaller and lighter model of the PC03 from the previous year, and reinforced plastics were used for its body. The rounder body was available in five different vivid colors, which created a lot of buzz in the market. The width was 69cm, and it was used for pluming, electrical, and gas work.
Weight: 450kg, Bucket capacity: 0.011m3
Since its first emergence in 1951, it took only 50 years for the hydraulic shovel to establish its primary position on construction sites worldwide. Its size ranges from mini to super size depending on the scale of construction, and during the half century, it kept evolving by achieving a minimum rear-swing radius and adapting styles that would work with characteristics of each site. Mirroring the movement of a human hand, a hydraulic shovel will continue to evolve during the 21st century.