Hydraulic excavator PC5500

The PC5500-6 is the mid-sized hydraulic excavator in our product range. The engine power is 2 x 940 kW / 2 x 1260 HP @ 1800 rpm. The operating weight is from 533 - 552 ton. The shovel capacity is 29m³, the backhoe capacity 29m³. It matches from 150 to 240 U.S. ton trucks.

Key Facts


Operating Weight

~ 545 ton

Truck Match

150 to 240 ton

Engine Power

2 x 940 kW

Shovel Capacity

29 m3

Backhoe Capacity

29 m3

PC5500-6 Spec Sheet

Technical Specification

Diesel Drive (Make)

Tier 2



2 x SDA12V159E-2

Rated Power at 1800 rpm




2 x 940

2 x 1260

Electric Drive OutputkW2 x 900
Rated Flow (total output)ltr/min


Swing Flow Rateltr/min700 *

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)t533

System Components

Electric System

System24 V
Batteries (series/parallel)

8 x 12 V

Alternator2 x 140A
Standard working lights14 LED lights
Standard service lightsthroughout platform
System24 V
Batteries (series/parallel)

4 x 12 V

Alternator140 A
Standard working lights12 Xenon 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
Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
1.350 mm
539 t
1,188,600 lb
23,8 N/cm²
34.5 psi
1.800 mm
552 t
1,217,200 lb
18,3 N/cm²
26.5 psi


Travel & Brake System

GradeabilityUp to 50%
Travel speed (maximum)2,1 km/h / 1.3 mph
Service brakeHydraulic brake
Parking brakeMultiple-disc

Swing System

Hydraulic motors and drives2
Swing brake, serviceHydraulic brake
Swing brake, parkingMultiple-disc
Swing ring teethExternal
Swing speed (maximum)3,1 rpm

Automatic Lubrication

Three hydraulically powered Lincoln single line automatic lubrication systems are provided as standard, complete with time and volume variable controls. The two central lubrication circuits and open gear grease circuit are supplied by identical pump assemblies from refillable containers which have a capacity of 1 x 600 litres and 1 x 300 litres (total 238 gal). Replenishment of the containers is through the Wiggins connections on the service arm.

Service Capacities

Hydraulic oil tank3.715 ltr982 U.S. gal
Hydraulic system6.000 ltr1,585 U.S. gal
Fuel10.355 ltr2,736 U.S. gal
Engine coolant2 x 360 ltr2 x 95 U.S. gal
Engine oil2 x 190 ltr2 x 50 U.S. gal
Reserve engine oil make up tank2 x 500 ltr2 x 132 U.S. gal


Diesel Drive

Tier 2 Engine

Model2 x Komatsu SDA12V159E-2
Type4-cycle, water-cooled, direct injection
AspirationTurbocharged and aftercooled

Number of cylinders

Rated power (SAE J1995)2 x 940 kW / 1260 HP @ 1800 rpm
GovernorAll-speed, electronic

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. The high capacity Mesabi engine radiators are cooled by a hydraulically driven fan for superior cooling efficiency.

Electric Drive

Type2 x Squirrel-cage induction motor
Power output2 x 900 kW
Voltage6.000 – 7.200 V*
Amperage (approximate)2 x 96 – 2 x 80 A
Frequency standard60 Hz @ 1800 rpm
Frequency option50 Hz @ 1500 rpm


*Other voltages available on request

Hydraulic System

The power train consists of two main drives. Each of two gearboxes drives three identical main pumps which draw hydraulic oil from an unpressurised hydraulic tank. Open circuit hydraulics provide maximum cooling and filtering efficiency.

Rated flow (total output)4.200 ltr/min1,110 gpm
Relief valve setting310 bar4,495 psi
Swing flow rate700 ltr/min185 gpm
High pressure in line filters one per pump located at the valve blocks 200 microns
Full flow return line filters (5 elements) at head of hydraulic tank 10 microns
Case drain/by-pass return line filters 3 microns

The four-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 hydraulic system layout, and a reduced number of components. The hydraulic system includes large swingout vertical air-to-oil hydraulic coolers with temperature-regulated hydraulically driven fans.

Operator Cab

The large and comfortable cab is mounted on 18 viscous damping pads and sound insulated. The cab has an 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 lap seat belt. Low-effort joystick controls are electro-hydraulic 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.

The windshield wash wiper has two speeds and intermittent operation. Amenities include a refrigerator and storage cabinets. Powered and heated mirrors are adjusted from inside the cab. External metal sun blinds on the cab side window and internal roller blinds on all windows are standard. The left hand window is an emergency exit. All windows are tinted parsol green. The cap 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 75 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 according ISO 10262
  • Air-conditioning unit Sütrak
  • Full suspension operator seat with belt
  • Trainer seat with belt
  • Controls ergonomic
  • KOMTRAX Plus (Monitoring System)
  • Joysticks are electro-hydraulic
  • 1 large parallel windshield wash wiper
  • AM-FM radio with MP3 ready CD player and AUX in
  • Internal and external sun blinds
  • Impact resistant front window (19mm)
  • All windows tinted parsol green
  • Walkway in front of cab

Shovel Attachment

PC 5500 Backhoe

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 5500 Backhoe:

Operating weight including 11.000 mm / 36’1’’ boom, 5.100 mm / 16’9’’ stick, 29 m³ / 38.0 yd³ backhoe bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, 1/3 fuel and standard equipment.


Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
1350 mm
539 t
1,188,500 lb
23.8 N/cm2
34.5 psi
1800 mm
552 t
1,217,200 lb
18.3 N/cm2
26.5 psi

Backhoe Attachment

Boom length11,000 mm36'1"
Stick length5,100 mm16'9"
Break-out force (ISO)1,516 kN340,750 lb
Tear-out force (ISO)1,326 kN298,100 lb
Max. digging height15.330 mm50'4"
Max. dumping height

9.730 mm

Max. digging depth8.720 mm28'7"
Max. digging reach20.000 mm65'8"
Max. digging reach at ground level19.050 mm62'6"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:1) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

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

Hensley XS 644 *


Hensley XS 644 *



*) other systems on request

Alternative buckets on request

PC 5500 Front shovel

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 5500 Front shovel:
Operating weight including 7.600 mm / 24’11’’ boom, 5.600 mm / 18’4’’ stick, 29 m³ / 38.0 yd³ shovel bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, 1/3 fuel and standard equipment.


Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
1.350 mm
533 t
1,175,300 lb
23,5 N/cm²
34.0 psi
1.800 mm
547 t
1,206,100 lb
18,1 N/cm²
26.2 psi

Front Shovel Attachment

Boom length7,600 mm24'11"
Stick length5,600 mm18'4"
Break-out force (ISO)1,870 kN420,320 lb
Crowd force (ISO)1,850 kN415,830 lb
Max. cutting height19,820 mm65
Max. dumping height13,100 mm42'12"
Max. digging depth2.980 mm9'9"
Max. digging reach16,750 mm54'11"
Level crowd at ground level5,680 mm18'8"
Bucket opening width2,790 mm9'2"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:2) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

GET SystemMax. Material Density (Loose)
cumcuydmmfoot/inchqty  t/cumlb/cuyd'6"5heavy

Hensley XS 644 *


Hensley XS 644 *

2.03,400'12"6standardHensley XS 644 *1.83,000


*) other systems on request

Alternative buckets on request

Vehicle Health Monitoring System

KOMTRAX Plus is designed for Komatsu mining equipment to provide real time information about the operating status of the machine via a coloured display. The integrated digital storage provides a full event history and trend data, which can be downloaded by laptop. Optionally available are WiFi or Orbcomm satellite transmission (check for availability in your territory).



  • Contains fluorinated greenhouse gas HFC-134a (GWP 1430)
  • PC 5500-6 D Quantity of gas 5,5-10,0 kg, CO² equivalent 7,865-14,300t
  • PC 5500-6 E Quantity of gas 7,9-12,4 kg, CO² equivalent 11,297-17,732t

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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15-16 m3


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