Hydraulic Excavator offers 4 modes of optimized operation.

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While featuring pressurized, air-conditioned cab with sound absorption for operator comfort, PC160LC-7 is powered by turbocharged SAA4D107E-1 engine that has flywheel horsepower of 115 hp and meets EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. Komtrax(TM) technology wirelessly sends machine operating information to secure website for analysis, and Equipment Management Monitoring System (EMMS) continually monitors critical systems to alert and guide operator if problem occurs.



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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New Hydraulic Excavator



Rolling Meadows, IL March 22, 2007 - Komatsu America Corp. announces the introduction of the PC160LC-7 hydraulic excavator with Tier 3 Engine. Designed for use in construction, utility/public works, aggregates and waste/recycling applications, the PC160LC-7 reduces operating costs through extended service intervals and increased production.

The PC160LC-7 is also equipped with the latest KomtraxTM technology, which sends machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology. Data such as operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. The Komtrax fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiently and productively.

Special features of the PC160LC-7 include:

Performance And Productivity
Komatsu's turbocharged SAA4D107E-1 engine has a flywheel horsepower of 115HP and meets EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage 3A emissions regulations (while reducing Nox emissions by 30% over the previous model) without sacrificing power or machine productivity. A large drawbar pull of 35,160 lbs. provides superb steering and enhanced slope-climbing performance.

LCD Multi-function Monitor
The PC160LC-7 is equipped with four working modes designed to match engine speed pump speed and system pressure with the current application: Power Mode provides maximum power and production for applications requiring fast cycle times. Economy Mode reduces fuel consumption by 13% (compared to the previous model in Active Mode). Lifting Mode increases hydraulic pressure by seven percent, and Breaker Mode provides optimum engine rpm and hydraulic flow to match attachment requirements. A Power Max function temporarily increases the digging force by 7% for added power in tough situations.

Operator Comfort
The PC160LC-7 cab is highly rigid with excellent sound absorption, providing an exceptionally comfortable operating environment. The pressurized cab and air filter allow for the air conditioner to run while keeping external dust and dirt out, and a multi-viscous cab mount system (incorporating a spring) reduces the amount of vibration affecting the operator. Noise levels are reduced through the tightly sealed cab design and, thanks to the larger cab, the operating seat is capable of full, flat reclining. The seat and controllers operate on a double-slide mechanism that allows them to be adjusted together or independently of each other, assisting in maximum operator productivity and comfort.

Maintenance Made Easy
Equipped with Komatsu's exclusive EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), the PC160LC-7 was designed to reduce costly downtime. EMMS continually monitors all critical excavator systems, alerting and guiding the operator should a problem occur. By preventing a small problem from becoming a major service issue, EMMS contributes to operating cost reduction. The system also tracks the preventative maintenance schedule, providing on-board warning as required maintenance becomes due. Error codes and troubleshooting assistance is available at the EMMS display minimizing diagnosis and repair time.

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. which is the world's second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.

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