Komatsu presents new MR-5 mini excavators

By Leila Steed13 February 2020

Komatsu is to present its new MR-5 mini excavators to the public at SaMoTer 2020 in Verona, Italy, next month.

Due for release into the European market later this year, the Japanese equipment manufacturer will highlight its PC18MR-5, PC22MR-5, PC26MR-5 and PC58MR-5 models.

Simone Reddi, Komatsu Europe product manager for mini excavators, said, “The MR-5 range concentrates the quality and performance of the larger Komatsu construction range into a compact package, and with a unique design concept, the Komatsu MR-5 excavators are sure to stand out on jobsites across Europe.”

The MR-5 mini excavator models are an evolution of the manufacturer’s MR-3 product line and are said to benefit from range of ‘new and improved’ customer-focused features.

Compliant with Stage V emission standards, the four MR-5 models have operating weights ranging from 1820kg to 2720kg and digging depths of 2.3m to 4.1m.

The mini excavators will be on show at the SaMoTer trade fair from the 21 to 25 March, 2020, alongside Komatsu’s recently released WB97S-8 backhoe loader.

Discussing the new backhoe, Alex Visentin, product manager at Komatsu Europe, said, “Following the successful introduction of the two-wheel steering model, the new WB97S-8 brings a range of high-standard features to the Komatsu Backhoe Loader family.

“With a clear focus on safety, the WB97S-8 is a perfect balance between great visibility, operator comfort and productivity, which makes it a perfect match for any customer’s needs.”



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