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1/50 scale Komatsu PC138USLC-11 Excavator

July 1, 2017

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Our 1/50 scale Komatsu® product line is growing again with the release of the all new Komatsu® PC138USLC-11 Excavator! In October 2016, Komatsu America Corp introduced this model and we are excited to make it a part of our replica product line.

The PC138USLC-11 is a smaller excavator compared to our other 1/50 scale offerings and is an ideal machine for applications such as road work, underground utilities and other applications where a conventional excavator will not fit. This more compact machine still provides a high breakout force for jobs with difficult digging conditions, while at the same time offering finite control with minimal effort for comfort and efficiency for the operator.

The Komatsu PC138USLC-11 is powered by the Komatsu SAA4D95LE-7 engine, which provides a net output of 97.2 HP and is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. The Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown feature helps reduce non-productive engine idle time, which in turn reduces operating costs. In addition, fuel consumption is reduced by up to 4% using a temperature controlled viscous fan clutch and improved hydraulic system.

The PC138USLC-11 uses a Closed-center Load Sensing System (CLSS), which provides quick response to the operator’s demands. The control system matches engine and hydraulic demand at the most efficient point under any load condition. When the excavator arm is extended, the quick return valve directs additional oil through a second line directly back to the tank, which reduces back pressure and fuel consumption, and also improves efficiency.

The contoured cab design and convex sliding door of the PC138USLC-11 allow the cab to swing within the same radius as the counterweight. A higher boom raise angle also reduces the minimum front implement swing radius resulting in a greater front swing clearance when space is limited.  In addition, the PC138USLC-11 also has a short tail swing radius that allows the machine to work in more confined spaces compared to other conventional excavators.

In the operator cab of the Komatsu PC138USLC-11 you will find a comfortable work environment featuring a large space similar to that of a standard excavator with fully adjustable suspension seat, automatic air conditioner, large high-resolution LCD color monitor and all the amenities including auxiliary input jack, AM/FM radio, cup holders and much more. The cab itself is equipped with a ROPS design that conforms to the ISO 12117-2 safety standards.

Maintenance on the PC138USLC-11 is also easy with wide access service doors that provide easy access for ground level maintenance. This machine, like all other Komatsu machines, is also equipped with Komatsu’s KOMTRAX® remote equipment monitoring and maintenance system. This system continuously monitors and records the machine health and operational data, allowing operators to access the information from virtually anywhere on their computer or smart phone.

Our all new 1/50 scale diecast metal replica Komatsu PC138USLC-11 Excavator features 360° rotation between the track frame, machine base and operator cab with adjustable front pusher blade and free rolling diecast metal tracks. In addition, the boom arm and bucket are fully functional and poseable. This new replica measures 5.5”L x 2.5”W x 3.5”H and will be ready to add to your collection later this summer!

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