Komatsu’s new PC290LL-11 log loader
April 28, 2017 - Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup. Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach, live heel log loader, or a 34’ reach, road builder configuration, for high performance in demanding logging applications. Log loader and road builder operating weights are 89,730 lb. (40,700 kg) and 82,230 lb. (37,300 kg), respectively.
Other new or improved PC290LL-11 features include a high capacity cooling system, high drawbar pull, additional forestry guarding, narrower, 11’5” (3492 mm) transport width, more comfortable operator controls, all LED lighting, and KOMTRAX 5.0 technology.
Performance and Productivity
The PC290LL-11 features a new high capacity cooling system, utilizing wide core cooling fins (3 mm vs. the standard core’s 1.75 mm fin spacing) for the radiator, hydraulic oil cooler, and charge air cooler, providing improved performance and reliability. The heavy-duty 1/4” (6 mm) thick cooler air intake door is waffle-screened and sealed to reduce debris accumulation and cleaning time.
Powerful PC360-class final drives generate 64,250 lbs. of drawbar pull for excellent shovel logging and rough terrain performance. A rugged PC390-class swing motor and drive delivers high swing torque for superior log loading and road building performance.
Komatsu’s standard, robust forestry-guarding package now includes an enhanced right hand corner guard system. The guard system now has a fully protected LED light, plus a rugged tree deflector with a “hockey stick” design that can be removed or reverse-mounted for transport. Along with the tree deflector, the track frame steps can also be removed or reverse-mounted to achieve an 11’5” (3492 mm) transport width, which meets most local regulations and reduces the need for special transport permits.
Operator Comfort & Convenience
The modern Komatsu ROPS/OPS/FOPS/TOPS/FOG/WCB/Oregon OSHA certified forestry cab provides a comfortable working environment. The cab is available with a 48” hydraulic tilt or a 7” fixed cab riser. All cab and work equipment lights are now LED and provide brilliant illumination in low light conditions for increased productivity.
Inside the cab, new, more comfortable, lower profile pilot proportional control (PPC) levers are used to control the boom, arm and heel functions. New, thumb-actuated, electro-proportional control (EPC) sliding buttons provide the operator with smoother and more precise attachment control of the grapple, bucket thumb, etc. An updated, large, 7” LCD monitor has a new split-display mode, showing both a rear camera view and key machine-gauge data at the same time. KOMTRAX Level 5 technology feeds the operator machine data, such as fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) levels, Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), regeneration status, location, cautions and maintenance alert information.
The PC290LL-11, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE® program for the first three years or 2000 hours, whichever comes first. Komatsu CARE includes scheduled factory maintenance, a 50-point inspection at each service and up to two complimentary Komatsu DPF exchanges and up to two DEF tank flushes in the first five years.