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Quick Specs

Net Horsepower

359 HP / 268 kW at 1,900 rpm

Operating Weight

105,670 - 107,850 lb
47930 - 48920 kg

Bucket Capacity

1.47 - 4.15 yd³ / 1.12 - 3.17 m³

Digging Depth

25'5" - 27'6" / 7.76 - 8,38 m


Top Features

intelligent Machine Control

The PC490LCi-11 features Komatsu’s revolutionary machine control and guidance system, fully factory integrated with the other qualities and benefits of the standard Komatsu PC490LC-11 excavator. The exclusive control function lets you focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about digging too deep or damaging the target surface. From utility trenching to heavy highway, the PC490LCi-11 excavator drastically improves efficiency and precision on your work sites. Unearth your productivity.

Advanced Hydraulic System

  • A closed center load sensing hydraulic system with quick arm return circuit improves efficiency and provides smooth operation, quick cycle times, and great multifunction operation while helping reduce fuel consumption.

  • Large displacement hydraulic pumps operate at lower engine RPM to reduce fuel consumption without impacting performance.

  • Variable Speed Matching logic manages engine power with hydraulic demand to optimize hydraulic power output across the entire speed and load range.

  • Easy to access control pattern change valve makes it easy to switch from excavator to backhoe control pattern.

Fuel Efficient Tier 4 Final Engine

  • The Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine uses a lower exhaust gas recirculation rate, high efficiency combustion chamber design and high pressure common rail fuel injection system to help improve fuel efficiency.

  • Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger (KVGT) with a hydraulic actuator delivers optimum air flow under all speed and load conditions to improve low speed engine response.

  • A Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system with a large capacity AdBlue/DEF tank provide clear engine emissions with a high degree of passive regeneration and minimal work cycle interruption.

  • An integrated vehicle sensor network coordinates engine and hydraulic control while enhancing vehicle monitoring and onboard diagnostic capabilities

Improved Serviceability

  • Handrails on the upper structure provide a convenient and secure work area in front of the engine and a new step provides easier access for filling the AdBlue/DEF tank.

  • A battery disconnect switch cuts electrical power to the machine during service or electrical work. Sealed connectors in the electrical harness and O-Ring face seal fittings in the hydraulic system improve machine reliability.

  • Service points are grouped for convenience and filters are easily accessible in the engine compartment. A 24V fuel priming pump easily bleeds air from the fuel system.

  • KOMTRAX® provides GPS location and vehicle performance information to aid in better machine management. Komatsu Advanced diagnostic system does not require a laptop or additional software to use.

  • Komatsu Care Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 2,000 hours Service is performed by factory certified technicians using komatsu Genuine parts and fluids (Low ash engine oil required).

Lift Capacity and Stability

  • The PC490LC-11 has a large machine design with increased operating weight and reinforced structures for good lift capacity and lateral stability.

  • Reinforced undercarriage design features strengthened track shoes, links, rollers, idlers, sprockets, track & center frames for added durability.

  • A heavy duty revolving frame and high capacity swing bearing provide added reliability. A heavy counterweight improves stability when working over side or in long reach applications.

  • An optional variable width undercarriage increases track gauge by 5.5% and provides up to 7% better over side lift capacity while keeping the machine easy to transport.

Operator Comfort

  • A reinforced cab structure with integrated ROPS (ISO 12117-2) design, sound deadening materials and isolation cab mounts help maintain a quiet and comfortable operating environment.

  • An automatic climate control system and heated high back air suspension operator seat provides improved comfort. Console mounted armrests slide independently or together with the seat.

  • An auxiliary input allows operator to connect to an MP3 player and hear sound through the cab stereo speakers. 2 standard 12V outlets provide power for mobile devices.

  • A high resolution color LCD monitor panel displays vehicle information and provides integrated control of machine functions with easy navigation screens, and enhanced diagnostic capability.

  • A standard rearview monitoring system provides a view of the working area directory behind the machine