The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.
This model was fully changed as "GALEO MR-2 Series" from Minimal rear-swing radius Hydraulic excavator like the 4 models from "MR Series"; PC30, 35, 40, 50. Its standard specs included ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structures) and OPG (Operator Protective Guards), which minimize damage to operators in case of accidents, and both the canopy and cab were equipped with head guards, providing world-class safety. It also offered the largest operation cab for this class by extending the legroom and adding a large reclining seat. Other improved elements included extended range of reach, height of loading, and hauling power.
Weight: 2990kg, Bucket capacity: 0.09m3
Including 4 models from this year, PC20 and 27 were renewed in 2004, PC18 was renewed in 2005, and PC10 was renewed in 2007 as the MR-2 Series.
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.