Digging Komatsu’s PC7000 shovel
Komatsu PC7000 shovel is a 677 ton machine that is powered by two 1 250 kW diesel engines.
It can lift a 36 m³ front shovel bucket. Adapting to different mining approaches and circumstances, Komatsu also provides, optional backhoe attachments with a 36 m³ bucket and an electric drive train. The shovel perfectly matches 240 to 290t trucks such as the Komatsu 830E and Komatsu 860E.
With the new open circuit, hydraulic system the shovel swings faster and penetrates the material easier.
Reduced maintenance time, thanks to increased width of walkways and repositioning of major service points for easier access, was taken into account when scheming the shovel. Komtrax Plus, the latest Komatsu machine monitoring system, is installed on the machine and lets customers check the operating status of their machine.
On request, data can be transferred via satellite directly to maintenance specialists, to inform them of actual hydraulic pressures and engine performance.