Hydraulic excavator PC8000

The PC8000-6 and -11 are the most powerful hydraulic excavators in our product range. The engine power is 2 x 1500 kW / 2 x 2010 HP @ 1800 rpm. The operating weight is from 752 - 771 ton. The shovel capacity is 42m³, the backhoe capacity 42m³. It matches from 240 to 400 U.S. ton trucks.

Key Facts

PC8000-6 and -11

Operating Weight

~ 745 ton

Truck Match

240 to 400 ton

Engine Power

2 x 1500 kW

Shovel Capacity

42 m3

Backhoe Capacity

42 m3

PC8000-11 Spec Sheet

PC8000-6 Spec Sheet

Technical Specification

Diesel Drive (Make)

Tier 2



2 x SDA16V160E-2

Rated Power at 1800 rpm




2 x 1500

2 x 2010

Electric Drive OutputkW2 x 1450
Rated Flow (total output)ltr/min


Swing Flow Rateltr/min


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)t752

System Components

Electric System

System24 V
Batteries (series/parallel)

8 x 12 V

Alternator2 x 140 A
Standard working lights14 LED lights
Standard service lightsthroughout platform


Track adjustmentAutomatic hydraulic type
Number of shoes49 each side
Number of top rollers3 each side
Number of bottom rollers8 each side

Travel & Brake System

Travel control2 foot pedals
GradeabilityUp to 50%
Travel speed (maximum)2,4 km/h / 1.5 mph
Service brakeHydraulic brake
Parking brakeWet, multiple-disc

Swing System

Hydraulic motors and drives3
Swing brake, serviceHydraulic brake
Swing brake, parkingWet, multiple-disc
Swing ring teethExternal
Swing speed (maximum)2,7 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 3 x 300 litres (3 x 80 gal.). Replenishment of the containers is through the Wiggins connections on the service arm.

Service Capacities

Hydraulic oil tank7.750 ltr2,050 U.S. gal
Hydraulic system11.500 ltr3,040 U.S. gal
Fuel13.900 ltr3,672 U.S. gal
Engine coolant2 x 430 ltr2 x 114 U.S. gal
Engine oil2 x 290 ltr2 x 77 U.S. gal
Reserve engine oil make up tank2 x 1.056 ltr2 x 279 U.S. gal


Diesel Drive

Tier 2 engine:

Model2 x Komatsu SDA16V160E-2
Type4-cycle, water-cooled, direct injection
AspirationTurbocharged and aftercooled

Number of cylinders

Rated power (SAE J1995)2 x 1500 kW / 2010 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 1450 kW
Voltage6.000 – 7.200 V*
Amperage (approximate)2 x 155 A – 2 x 128 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 four identical pumps which draw hydraulic oil from an unpressurised hydraulic tank. Open circuit hydraulics provide maximum cooling and filtering efficiency.

Rated flow (total output)8.280 ltr/min2,190 gpm
Relief valve setting310 bar4,495 psi
Swing flow rate2.070 ltr/min547 gpm
High pressure in line filters one per pump located at the valve blocks 200 microns
Full flow return line filters (7 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 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 right hand window is an emergency exit. All windows are tinted parsol green. A walkway is mounted in front of cabin.

Major cab engineering standards are:

  • ISO 3449 Falling Objects Protection Structure (FOPS)
  • ISO 6396 Noise in operator’s cab is 78 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 3449
  • 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
  • Internal and external sun blinds
  • All windows tinted parsol green
  • Walkway in front of cab

Shovel Attachment

PC 8000 Backhoe

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 8000 Backhoe:
Operating weight including 11.500 mm / 37’9’’ boom, 5.500 mm / 18’0’’ stick, 42 m³ / 55.0 yd³ backhoe bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, full fuel tank and standard equipment.

Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
1.500 mm
759 t
1,673,600 lb
27,5 N/cm²
39.9 psi
1.900 mm
771 t
1,700,100 lb
22,1 N/cm²
32.0 psi

Backhoe Attachment

Boom length11.500 mm37'9"
Stick length5.500 mm18'1"
Break-out force (ISO)2.077 kN466,850 lb
Tear-out force (ISO)1.813 kN407,510 lb
Max. digging height16.900 mm55'5"
Max. dumping height11.200 mm36'9"
Max. digging depth8.000 mm26'3"
Max. digging reach20.700 mm67'11"
Max. digging reach at ground level19.600 mm64'4"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:1) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

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

Hensley XS 800 *


*) other systems on request

Alternative buckets on request

PC 8000 Front shovel

Operating Weights (approx.)

PC 8000 Front shovel:
Operating weight including 8.150 mm / 26’9’’ boom, 5.750 mm / 18’9’’ stick, 42 m³ / 55.0 yd³ shovel bucket, operator, lubricant, coolant, full fuel tank and standard equipment.

Shoe WidthOperating WeightGround Pressure
1.500 mm
752 t
1,658,200 lb
27,3 N/cm²
39.6 psi
1.900 mm
764 t
1,684,600 lb
21,9 N/cm²
32.1 psi

Front Shovel Attachment

Boom length8.150 mm26'9"
Stick length5.750 mm18'9"
Break-out force (ISO)2.331 kN523,940 lb
Crowd force (ISO)2.353 kN528,890 lb
Max. cutting height20.900 mm68'7"
Max. dumping height13.900 mm45'7"
Max. digging depth3.000 mm9'10"
Max. digging reach17.800 mm58'5"
Level crowd at ground level5.800 mm19'0"
Bucket opening width3.200 mm10'6"
Bucket Capacity
(Heaped 1:2) SAE



Wear Package
acc. abrasiveness

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

Hensley XS 800 *


Hensley XS 800 *

42,055.05.37517'8"6standardHensley XS 800 *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 W-LAN or Orbcomm satellite transmission (check for availability in your territory).



  • Contains fluorinated greenhouse gas HFC-134a (GWP 1430)
  • PC 8000-6 D Quantity of gas 5,8-10,6 kg, CO² equivalent 8,294-15,158t
  • PC 8000-6 E Quantity of gas 9,5-14,3 kg, CO² equivalent 13,585-20,449t

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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