Komatsu’s new PC230F-11 swing machine tackles demanding forestry processing environments

Komatsu’s new PC230F-11 processor

Tackle demanding forestry processing environments with Komatsu’s new PC230F-11 swing machine

Your forestry crews need equipment that can deliver exceptional performance in difficult environments, control downtime and drive productivity. The robust design of Komatsu’s new fuel-efficient PC230F-11 swing machine lets operators delimb, cut and stack.

Operators can more easily move large trees with the PC230F-11’s powerful swing system and large swing circle. The machine has a reach of up to 29 feet and high maneuverability to help drive productivity. An extra-rugged exterior protects against falling limbs with a 1.26-inch-thick polycarbonate front window and metal designed to withstand demanding environments. Heavy-duty service undercover guards, thick rear compartment doors, and a right corner guard with a standard tree deflector help protect the processor.

Designed with a high and wide undercarriage, powerful swing motor and ability to withstand high-debris conditions, the PC230F-11 is backed by excellent service, easy access to parts and an industry-leading warranty. When operators are working in high-debris conditions, the wide-fin radiator is protected by heavy-duty forestry screens and a variable-pitch reversible fan that helps improve airflow.

Operators can quickly adjust to sudden changes in load weight without losing productivity with the Auto Power Max feature. It automatically senses the difference and reacts with a 7-second burst of additional horsepower to help pull the trees during the delimbing process.

Komatsu’s new PC230F-11 processor
Komatsu’s new PC230F-11 processor features a powerful swing system and large swing circle. It has a reach of up to 29 feet and high maneuverability to help drive productivity.

More fuel efficient

To reduce operator fatigue, the PC230F-11 provides a quiet, comfortable work environment. Cabs are climate-controlled and equipped with Bluetooth technology. The cushioned air-suspension seat can be heated and cooled.

The PC230F-11 can achieve exceptional performance with low fuel consumption thanks to a powerful PC290LL-class-size, factory-installed Komatsu Tier 4 Final engine.

Plus, operators can spend more time on the job and less time refueling with the additional fuel storage on the PC230F-11. The tank is in the rear of the carrier and built into the counterweight, which delivers double the fuel capacity. Because the fuel tank was moved to the rear, there is a large tool storage area on the side for the operator to store an extra 5-gallon bucket of oil, extra chains and other tools.

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