Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales is clearing the way for what its sales director, John O’Brien says will be the arrival of ‘a slew of new 2020 model introductions’.

Headlining the new models will be the arrival in Spring of an all-new PC30, a 3.5-tonnes battery powered mini excavator that balances power and performance where it really matters with climate-friendly rechargeable electric technology.

Like all battery-powered vehicles, including the family car, the new PC30, with its eye-catching design features, will deliver rechargeable, foot-to-the-floor energy tagged to sound-free operation.

New to the Komatsu stable of mini excavators will be the PC26MR-5 and PC58MR-5, units likely to appeal to the utilities sector. Also due next year is the 8-tonnes WA97S-8 backhoe loader.

Further up the scale, two expected newcomers will be the mid-sized PC290LCi-11 and PC360LCi-11 crawler excavators. The 30 and 40-tonnes machines will come fully factory-installed with Komatsu’s latest integrated intelligent Machine Control system and will include stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders for the boom, arm and bucket, developed over two machine generations for precise real time bucket edge positioning.

The PC30 battery powered mini excavator – New 2020 arrival from Komatsu in Ireland.

Also on their way are three new wheel loaders. One, a WA80-8 mini wheel loader and another, a WA475-10 model – perfectly configured for applications that call for a medium-range machine with the capacity, comfort and ease-of-handling needed for construction, warehousing and agricultural use. The next generation 24-tonnes unit is the first to feature the Komatsu-developed Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission (KHMT) and is a versatile performer with an EU Stage V engine.

A third new wheel loader will be a revised WA800-8 model in which greater levels of comfort and Stage V technology engine will be amongst its key features. The first model upgrade since 1999, this latest 100-tonnes unit comes with a 20-tonnes bucket capacity.

Another heavyweight due to make its way into Komatsu’s 2020 catalogue is a HD785-8 rigid truck. Aimed at quarry owners, aggregates producers, large civil and ground works contractors, this giant 100-tonnes rigid comes with all of the material strength, ease-of-maintenance features and build-quality elements required to make it the stand-out machine of its class.

The WA475-10 wheel loader – One of the new 2020 arrivals from Komatsu in Ireland.