Hydraulic excavator PC3000

The PC3000-6 is the smallest hydraulic excavator in our product range. The engine power is 940 kW / 1260 HP @ 1800 rpm. The operating weight is from 250 - 261 ton. The shovel capacity is 16m³, the backhoe capacity 15m³. It matches from 85 to 165 U.S. ton trucks.

Key Facts


Operating Weight

~ 250 ton

Truck Match

85 to 165 ton

Engine Power

940 kW

Shovel Capacity

16 m3

Backhoe Capacity

15 m3

PC3000-6 Spec Sheet

Technical Specification

Diesel Drive (Make)

Tier 2




Output at 1800 rpm






Electric Drive OutputkW900
Main Pumps Delivery (total)ltr/min3 x (2 x 455) = 2,730
Swing Pump(s) Deliveryltr/min800

Front Shovel Bucket Capacity

SAE 2:1 heaped

Crowd Force (ISO)

Break-out Force (ISO)









Backhoe Bucket Capacity

SAE  1:1 heaped

Tear-out Force (ISO)

Break-out Force (ISO)









Operating Weight (Front Shovel)t250

System Components

Electric System

System24 V
Batteries (series/parallel)

4 x 12 V

Alternator140 A
Standard working lights12 LED lights
Standard service lightsthroughout platform


Track adjustmentAutomatic hydraulic type
Number of shoes46 each side
Number of top rollers3 each side
Number of bottom rollers7 each side

Travel & Brake System

GradeabilityUp to 57%
Travel speed (maximum)2,4 km/h / 1.5 mph
Service brakeHydraulic brake
Parking brakeWet, multiple-disc

Swing System

Hydraulic motors and drives1
Swing brake, serviceHydraulic brake
Swing brake, parkingMultiple-disc
Swing speed (maximum)4,6 rpm

Cooling System

The high capacity engine radiator is cooled by a mechanically driven fan for superior cooling efficiency and requires little maintenance. The hydraulic system includes large swing-out vertical air-to-oil hydraulic coolers with temperature-regulated hydraulically driven fans.

Automatic Lubrication

Two hydraulically powered Lincoln single line automatic lubrication systems are provided as standard, complete with time and volume variable controls. The central lube grease system is supplied from a refillable 200 litre (53 gal.) barrel. A second, identical system supplies open gear lubricant to the swing ring teeth through a lube pinion. Replenishment of the barrels is through the service arm.

Service Capacities

Hydraulic oil tank2.670 ltr705 U.S. gal
Hydraulic system4.400 ltr1,160 U.S. gal
Fuel4.500 ltr1,190 U.S. gal
Engine coolant254 ltr67 U.S. gal
Engine oil190 ltr50 U.S. gal


Diesel Drive

Tier 2 Engine

ModelKomatsu SDA12V159E-2 Tier 2 certificated
Type4-cycle, water-cooled, direct injection
AspirationTurbocharged and aftercooled

Number of cylinders

Rated power (SAE J1995)940 kW / 1,260 HP @ 1800 rpm
GovernorAll-speed, electronic

Optional engine oil management system

The integrated engine oil and filter system combining the oil stabilising systems, Reserve and Centinel, with Eliminator oil filter extends the oil change interval to 4.000 hours based on oil analysis.

Electric Drive

TypeSquirrel-cage induction motor
Power output900 kW
Voltage6.000 – 7.200 V*
Amperage (approximate)96-80 A
Frequency (standard)50 Hz @ 1500 rpm
Optional frequency60 Hz @ 1800 rpm

*Other voltages available on request

Hydraulic System

The power train consists of one main drive. Diesel engine or electric motor can be supplied. One gearbox drives three identical main pumps which draw hydraulic oil from an unpressurized hydraulic tank. Open circuit hydraulics provide maximum cooling and filtering efficiency.

Main hydraulic pumps3 x 910 ltr/min3 x 240 U.S. gal
Relief valve setting310 bar4,495 psi
Swing flow rate800 ltr/min211 U.S. gal
High pressure in line filters one per pump located at the valve block 200 microns

Full flow return line filters 3 x 10 microns and leakage line filter 3 microns all with monitored 200 microns by pass filters. The three-circuit system features a load-limiting governor with oil delivery summation to the working circuits and incorporates pressure cut-off control. Hydropilot prioritises hydraulic flow giving smooth hydraulic response, simple system layout, and a reduced number of components.

Operator Cab

The large and comfortable cab is mounted on 15 viscous damping pads and sound insulated. The cab has automatic climate control and is pressurised. The operator’s seat is air suspended, electrically heated and has a lap seat belt and offers multiple adjustments. The trainer seat is also equipped with a seat belt. Low-effort hydraulic joystick controls are combined with foot controls for front shovel clam, crawler and swing brake. Full instrumentation, KOMTRAX Plus and an AM/FM radio with MP3 ready CD player is fitted. Two windshield wash wipers are synchronised and have two speed and intermittent operation. Two heated rear view mirrors are externally mounted. External metal sun blinds on the cab side windows and internal roller blinds on all windows are standard. There is a left hand sliding window. All windows are tinted parsol green.  The cab is equipped with a special penetration proof front window (acc. DIN EN 1063, resistance classification BR2-S) to increase the safety level of the operator. A walkway is mounted in front of cabin.

Major cab engineering standards are:

  • ISO 10262 Falling Objects Protection Structure
  • ISO 6394 Noise in operator’s cab is 77 dB(A)
  • ISO 10263-4 Heating and air conditioning / second heater or air conditioner as option

Operator Cab Standard Equipment

  • Enclosed steel cab mounted on viscous pads
  • FOPS structure ISO 10262
  • Air-conditioning unit Sütrak
  • Full suspension operator seat with belt
  • Trainer seat with belt
  • Controls ergonomic
  • KOMTRAX Plus (Monitoring System)
  • Joysticks and controls are hydraulic
  • 2 synchronised windshield wash wipers
  • AM-FM radio with MP3 ready CD player
  • External metal sun blinds on side windows
  • Internal roller blinds on all windows
  • Impact resistant front window (19mm)
  • All windows tinted parsol green
  • Walkway in front of cab

Shovel Attachment

PC 3000 Backhoe

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 3000 Backhoe:
Operating weight including 8.600 mm / 28'3" boom, 4.000 mm / 13'1" stick, 15 m³ / 19.5 yd³ backhoe bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, 1/3 filled fuel tank and standard equipment.

Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
800 mm
252 t
555,700 lb
23.2 N/cm2
33.6 psi
1.000 mm
261 t
575,500 lb
19.2 N/cm2
26.5 psi

1.200 mm

261 t
575,500 lb
16.0 N/cm2
23.2 psi

Backhoe Attachment

Boom length8.600 mm28'3"
Stick length4.000 mm13'1"
Break-out force (ISO)890 kN200,050 lb
Tear-out force (ISO)811 kN182,290 lb
Max. digging height14.100 mm46'3"
Max. dumping height9.000 mm29'6"
Max. digging depth7.900 mm25'11"
Max. digging reach16.200 mm53'2"
Max. digging reach at ground level15.600 mm51'2"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:1) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

GET SystemMax. Material Density (Loose)
cumcuydmmfoot/inchqty  t/cumlb/cuyd

Hensley XS 252 *


Hensley XS 252 *


Hensley XS 252 *


*) other systems on request

Alternative buckets on request

PC 3000 Front shovel

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 3000 Front shovel:
Operating weight including 6.000 mm / 19'8" boom, 4.300 mm / 14'1" stick, 16 m³ / 21 yd³ shovel bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, 1/3 filled tank and standard equipment.


Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
800 mm
250 t
551,300 lb
22.9 N/cm2
33.2 psi
1.000 mm
258 t
568,900 lb
19.0 N/cm2
27.5 psi

1.200 mm

258 t
568,900 lb
15.8 N/cm2
22.9 psi

Front Shovel Attachment

Boom length6.000 mm19'8"
Stick length4.300 mm14'1"
Break-out force (ISO)1.066 kN239,600 lb
Crowd force (ISO)1.136 kN255,340 lb
Max. cutting height15.100 mm49'6"
Max. dumping height10.200 mm33'6"
Max. digging depth3.300 mm10'10"
Max. digging reach13.300 mm43'8"
Level crowd at ground level4.700 mm15'5"
Bucket opening width2.330 mm7'8"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:2) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

GET SystemMax. Material Density (Loose)
cumcuydmmfoot/inchqty  t/cumlb/cuyd
12,015.73.43011'3"5heavy duty

Hensley XS 252 *


Hensley XS 252 *


*) other systems on request

Alternative buckets on request

Vehicle Health Monitoring System

The KOMTRAX Plus monitoring system is designed for Komatsu mining equipment to provide real time and stored information about the operating status of the machine. Fault messages are immediately available to the operator via a digital display and in the event of critical malfunctions the engine is also shut down. The digital storage provides failure summary and analysis, which can be down loaded by laptop computer. This data will assist in predicting or reduction downtime.



  • Contains fluorinated greenhouse gas HFC-134a (GWP 1430)
  • PC 3000-6 D Quantity of gas 3,7 kg, CO² equivalent 5,3 t
  • PC 3000-6 E Quantity of gas 4,9 kg, CO² equivalent 7,0 t

Vibration levels:

  • Hand-lever (ISO 5349-1) lower than 2,5m/s²
  • Whole body vibration and shock (ISO 2631-1) below 0,5m/s²

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