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Introducing the Komatsu PC490LCi-11 Large Excavator, a state-of-the-art and intelligent solution that brings together the power of a large excavator with cutting-edge technology. Designed for efficiency, precision, and ease of operation, this excavator is a game-changer for large-scale excavation projects.

Key Features:

  1. Intelligent Machine Control Technology:
    • The PC490LCi-11 integrates Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control technology, redefining the excavation process. This advanced system automates digging operations, providing real-time bucket positioning and depth information. Operators can achieve unparalleled precision with minimal manual input, enhancing overall productivity.
  2. Automatic Grade Control:
    • Featuring automatic grade control, the excavator eliminates the need for additional surveying equipment. This ensures precise digging and leveling, reducing rework and optimizing job site efficiency.
  3. Advanced 3D GNSS Technology:
    • Integration of advanced 3D GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology allows the PC490LCi-11 to continuously track its position in real-time. This results in unparalleled accuracy, enabling precise excavation and grading according to project specifications.
  4. Powerful and Fuel-Efficient Engine:
    • The PC490LCi-11 is equipped with a robust and fuel-efficient Komatsu engine, delivering the power required for large-scale excavation tasks while prioritizing environmental sustainability. This ensures high performance with optimized fuel consumption.
  5. Spacious and Ergonomic Operator Cabin:
    • Prioritizing operator comfort, the excavator features a spacious and ergonomically designed cabin. Adjustable seating, intuitive controls, and excellent visibility contribute to a fatigue-free and productive working environment during extended operating hours.
  6. Durable Construction for Longevity:
    • Built with high-quality materials and advanced engineering, the PC490LCi-11 is designed to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty excavation, ensuring longevity and reliability in challenging job site conditions.
  7. Versatile Attachment Options:
    • The PC490LCi-11 offers a range of versatile attachment options, allowing operators to customize the excavator to suit specific job requirements. Whether handling buckets, breakers, or other attachments, this excavator adapts easily to diverse tasks.
  8. Efficient Maintenance and Serviceability:
    • Streamlined maintenance procedures and easily accessible service points contribute to the overall efficiency of the PC490LCi-11. Quick and hassle-free maintenance ensures minimal downtime, allowing the excavator to remain operational and productive.

Invest in the future of excavation with the Komatsu PC490LCi-11 Large Excavator. This technologically advanced machine combines intelligence, precision, and power, setting new standards for large-scale construction projects and contributing to increased efficiency and productivity.

Product Features and benefits:

Operator-Adaptive Technology

The excavator seamlessly adjusts to the operator’s experience level with a fully integrated grade assist. This feature automatically traces the target surface, minimizing the risk of over-digging. Additionally, a built-in facing angle compass ensures precise alignment with the target surface.

Auto Stop Control

The machine incorporates an auto stop control mechanism to prevent potential damage during boom or bucket operation. When the bucket edge reaches the design surface, the excavator automatically halts its operation, enhancing safety and minimizing the risk of equipment damage.

Precision through Minimum Distance Control

IMC controls the bucket by autonomously selecting the point closest to the target surface. This minimizes operator input while significantly improving accuracy and confidence in grading operations.

Utility-Focused Precision

Designed for utility applications requiring utmost precision, the excavator allows operators to input structure details, invert elevations of pipe runs, and automatically calculates the fall of the pipe. This critical precision ensures accuracy in utility-focused tasks.

Powerful and Environmentally Friendly Engine

Equipped with a Tier 4 Final certified Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, excavators featuring IMC 1.0 provide a powerful and environmentally friendly solution. The engine integrates a diesel particulate filter, hydraulically actuated Komatsu variable geometry turbocharger, and a selective catalytic reduction system.

Real-Time Position Sensing

The excavator utilizes stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders that provide real-time position information immediately displayed to the operator. This represents an improvement over conventional aftermarket machine guidance systems, offering enhanced stability without the need for time-consuming stabilization associated with tilt sensors.

Outstanding Stability through Robust Undercarriage

With a large counterweight and robust undercarriage components, the excavator ensures outstanding stability. This feature is crucial for maintaining balance and support, especially in demanding working conditions.

The accompanying image highlights the excavator’s robust undercarriage, showcasing its stability and durability in action.

Product Specifications for PC490LCi-11:


  • Model: Komatsu SAA6D125E-7
  • Type: Water-cooled, 4-cycle, direct injection
  • Aspiration: Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger with air-to-air aftercooled EGR
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Bore x stroke: 4.92 x 5.91 in
  • Piston displacement: 674 in³
  • Horsepower:
    • SAE J1995 – Gross: 362 HP
    • ISO 9249/SAE J1349 – Net: 359 HP
  • Rated rpm: 1,900 rpm
  • Governor: All-speed control, electronic.
  • Fan drive method for radiator cooling: Hydraulic
  • EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified


  • Type: HydrauMind (Hydraulic Mechanical Intelligence) system, closed-center system with load sensing valve and pressure compensated valves, 6 selectable working modes
  • Main pump:
    • Pumps for: Boom, arm, bucket, swing, and travel circuits
    • Type: Variable displacement axial piston type
    • Maximum flow: 206 US gpm
  • Hydraulic motors:
    • Travel: 2 x axial piston motor with parking brake
    • Swing: 1 x axial piston motor with swing holding brake
  • Relief valve setting:
    • Implement circuits: 5,400 psi
    • Travel circuit: 5,400 psi
    • Swing circuit: 4,050 psi
    • Pilot circuit: 470 psi
  • Hydraulic cylinders:
    • Boom / 2: 6.3 x 61.8 x 4.3 in
    • Arm / 1: 7.3 x 71.7 x 4.7 in
    • Bucket / 1: 6.3 x 50 x 4.3 in

Drives and Brakes:

  • Steering control: Two levers with pedals
  • Drive method: Hydrostatic
  • Maximum drawbar pull: 73,880 lbs.
  • Gradeability: 70%
  • Maximum travel speed (Auto-Shift):
    • High: 3.4 mph
    • Mid: 2.6 mph
    • Low: 1.9 mph
  • Service brake: Hydraulic lock
  • Parking brake: Mechanical disc brake

Swing System:

  • Drive method: Hydrostatic motor
  • Swing reduction: Planetary gear
  • Swing circle lubrication: Grease-bathed
  • Service brake: Hydraulic lock
  • Holding brake/Swing lock: Mechanical disc brake
  • Swing speed: 9.0 rpm
  • Swing torque: 97,024 ft.-lbs.


  • Center frame: X-frame
  • Track frame: Box-section
  • Track type: Sealed
  • Track adjuster: Hydraulic
  • Number of shoes: 49 each side
  • Number of carrier rollers: 2 each side
  • Number of track rollers: 8 each side

Coolant & Lubricant Capacity (Refilling):

  • Fuel tank: 172 US gal
  • Coolant: 12.4 US gal
  • Engine: 10.0 US gal
  • Final drive, each side: 2.9 US gal
  • Swing drive: 5.3 US gal
  • Hydraulic tank: 65.5 US gal
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank: 10.3 US gal

Operating Weight (Approximate): Fixed Gauge:

  • Shoes: 28 in
  • Operating Weight: 105,670 lbs.
  • Ground Pressure: 10.38 psi
  • Shoes: 31.5 in
  • Operating Weight: 106,770 lbs.
  • Ground Pressure: 9.20 psi
  • Shoes: 35.5 in
  • Operating Weight: 107,850 lbs.
  • Ground Pressure: 8.32 psi

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