MANUFACTURER Komatsu has unveiled three new electric mini excavators. 

The PC20E, PC26E, and PC33E, complete with new cab specification, are especially focused on the European market, and, the firm says, offer customers a sustainable and powerful solution for a variety of excavation tasks.

Emanuele Viel, group manager for the utility line at Komatsu Europe, said: "Komatsu is committed to developing innovative and sustainable technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers. 

“The new electric mini excavators are a confirmation of this ongoing commitment, offering zero emissions operation without compromising on performance. 

"Komatsu set a challenging target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, which means virtually eliminating CO2 emissions not only from our own sites and from the use of our products, but also from customers’ sites.

"Komatsu aims to meet the needs of our customers by introducing a diverse range of electrified construction equipment.”

The PC20E, PC26E, and PC33E are said to offer a range of features to benefit operators, including:

  • Zero Emissions Operation: The electric motors produce no exhaust fumes, making them ideal for use in indoor environments or emissions-sensitive areas.
  • Quiet Operation: Significant noise reduction is achieved, improving operator comfort, and reducing noise pollution on the jobsite.
  • Powerful Performance: High torque and power instantly delivered, ensuring that the excavators can handle even the most demanding tasks.
  • Long Runtime: The excavators are equipped with high-capacity batteries that provide sufficient runtime for a working day on a single charge.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Electric motors require less maintenance than traditional diesel engines, resulting in lower operating costs for customers.
  • Design for purpose: Operating weight designed to meet European requirements for trailer transportability.
  • Versatile charging: Through onboard charger available for PC20E and PC26E.