As use of ICT for construction equipment became more common, things like crewless dump trucks, IT execution, and KOMTRAX were further developed. Hybrid equipment that decreased both fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission was introduced and marked a new generation of construction machines.
PC170LC-10 is a newly launched mid size hybrid hydraulic shovel that meets with the 2011 off-road engine emission standards. It is equipped with the new generation engine that meets the emission regulations in Japan, North America and Europe. In addition, by further evolution of the total vehicle control (body general control) to tune the main unit of the body to its ideal condition, it achieves a high level of productivity, mileage performance and reduced fuel consumption.
It also improved safety, preventing falls during maintenance and inspection and reducing the theft risk with newly adopted anti-fall hand rail and the ID key. The new 7-inch HD LCD monitor ensures safe, accurate and smooth work and its integration of the eco-guidance supports energy efficient operation.
Bucket capacity: 0.65m3
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.