With a robust steel structure and intelligent controls, the Komatsu PC5500-11 is designed for precision, productivity and longevity. Weighing 533 metric tons (mt) to 552 mt (588 to 608 tons) depending on configuration, the twin-engine PC5500-11 offers a combination of sturdy construction and advanced technology to match with 150- to 240-ton haul trucks. With 179 sold and a total of nearly 8 million operating hours, the popular PC5500 has demonstrated reliability as a powerful workhorse with excellent digging forces.

The excavator has been developed with operator care as a priority and it has been designed to meet the standards put forward by the European Machinery Directive and EMESRT (Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table) design philosophies. The 45° ladder system offers comfortable ascent and descent, and the updated emergency exit system allows ease of egress from two independent locations. For situational awareness around the machine, KomVision provides the operator views of the surrounding work area from inside the cab.

A variety of options are available for the machine. Komatsu buckets are designed for the industrial standard density of 1.8 mt/m3 to meet a wide range of material densities. To match the demands of specific material characteristics, Komatsu offers a comprehensive variety of buckets customized in volume and protection. A cold weather kit or additional cooler options are available to fit your operation’s global terrain requirements. Tailored Komatsu’s track pad options will cover specific underground requirements, such as oil sands or hard rock, to enable excellent conditions for efficient operation with safety a priority.

Equipped with two Tier 4 engines, the PC5500-11 delivers plenty of power with sustainability a priority. Its exhaust after-treatment system reduces particulate matter, sulfur oxides and NOx, while offering easy solutions for maintenance intervals.

To limit downtime and promote availability, the PC5500-11’s newly revamped monitoring system, Komtrax Plus 2, helps create automized data reports that identify performance opportunities to help enhance productivity. Machine data is accessible via satellite for instant monitoring.

The optional Komatsu Argus Payload Meter helps enhance efficiency of truck loading and fleet dispatch. To help maximize productivity, information about the bucket loading status compared to the truck’s capacity provides data to help calculate the best loading times and truck passes.