A saving of up to 20% fuel costs against its nearest competitor with the new Komatsu HB365LC-3.
Marubeni-Komatsu introduced the brand-new Komatsu HB365LC-3 recently – a 36 tonne hydraulic hybrid excavator which is both highly technological and environmentally sustainable to match. The machine was originally unveiled to the public at Bauma 2016 but it also made an appearance at Hillhead 2016 too.
Compared to its nearest competitor the PC360LC-11, you’ll find that this new Komatsu Hybrid excavator will save you up to 20% in fuel costs. The data, gathered from KOMTRAX™ in February 2016, only serves to cement Komatsu’s focus on providing the most cost effective solutions to its customers. We’ve been commercializing Hybrid machines since 2008 and we’ve racked up over 10 million hours of operation by registered excavators benefiting from our proven Hybrid technology. With more than 3,500 hybrid units worldwide, this fuel saving technology is beginning to creep into all aspects of the heavy equipment industry.
The Hybrid works by converting energy generated when the upper structure reduces its speed while turning, storing this energy in the capacitor, and then uses it to assist the power of the engine via the power generation motor when the engine accelerates. This can, in some cases, result in 30% lower fuel consumption and less CO² emissions, making it a greener machine. If the machine is used in an application where lots of slewing is undertaken, then you might find savings could be in excess of these figures…
The new HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator features an EU Stage IV engine and ultra-low noise levels, further reinforcing Komatsu’s strong commitment towards a substantial reduction of the environmental impact of earthmoving machines. Like the HB215LC-2 introduced in 2014, the HB365LC-3’s EU Stage 4 compliant engine, results in even greater fuel savings than its predecessor.
Enhanced comfort and ease of operation
The HB365LC-3 cab provides a comfortable and quiet work environment helping drivers maximize their productivity. The proportional control joysticks, which are standard, allow precise operation of attachments with comfort and ease. With its optimized engine control and fan-clutch system, HB365LC-3 achieves ultra-low noise levels (100dB external / 68dB internal), lower even than on the HB215LC-2.
The HB365LC-3 has the same power as the PC360LC-11, with up to 53kW extra electric power supplied by the revolutionary Komatsu Hybrid system. The kinetic energy generated during the swing-braking phase is converted to electricity, which is sent through an inverter and captured by the Komatsu Ultra Capacitor. When accelerating under workload conditions the captured energy is discharged quickly for upper structure rotation and to assist the engine as commanded by the hybrid controller. The reserve power stored by the hybrid technology represents additional horsepower that is available to maximize machine performance by supporting the engine, or is used for swing power.
Convenient maintenance and serviceability
The HB365LC-3 provides easier service access to help reduce costly downtime. The new model has guardrails on both sides of the upper structure for easier accessibility. The radiator and hydraulic oil coolers are mounted side by side, making it easier to maintain and service when required. The excavator is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), which has enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously monitors all critical systems, preventative maintenance, and provides troubleshooting assistance to minimise diagnosis and repair time.