Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

6┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News E Q U I P M E N T JUNE 20, 2023 — For contractors looking for an excavator that can help complete jobs faster, Komatsu’s newly upgraded PC130LC-11 with a longer undercarriage design increases lifting capacity by up to 20% compared to the previous model. This durable, reliable and productive 97.2-HP small conventional tail swing excavator is easily transportable and offers a unique combination of lightweight power and agility in a small package. ”The upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator can easily handle a wide variety of utility work or small construction jobs,” said Andrew Earing, Director, Tracked Products, Komatsu. “It provides a versatile workhorse for you as your business expands and grows.” Engineered for efficiency, the PC130LC-11 uses up to 12% less fuel than the previous model (PC130-8). Fuel consumption on this excavator can also be reduced with the auto idle shutdown feature that can be set to automatically stop the engine after a preset amount of idle time. The Komatsu diesel oxidation catalyst (KDOC) helps reduce particulate matter by using passive regeneration over 98% of the time. Komatsu excavators benefit from fast cycle times, seamless multifunction motions, exacting bucket movements and exceptional lifting capabilities. On the updated PC130LC-11, high hydraulic pressures help optimize high arm and bucket digging forces. For long-term durability, steel castings in the boom foot, boom nose and arm tip help spread working loads away from high-stress areas. The large one-piece hood, ground-level grease points, engine oil and fuel filters provide quick-and-easy service access for this upgraded excavator. Learn more about the PC130LC-11 here. About Komatsu Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For more than a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. To learn more, visit FARIS MACHINERY FARIS MACHINERY COMPANY and GAPVAX are excited to announce that Faris Machinery has been chosen as the exclusive Dealer for GapVax products, serving Colorado.Faris Machinery is a full-service dealer for GapVax products to include Combination Sewer Cleaners, Wet/ Dry Vacs, Hydro Excavators, Water Recycling Jetvac Trucks, Truck Jetters, and Trailer Jetters.Faris Machinery Company is excited to offer a world-class line of sewer cleaning equipment, deepening our specialization in the Environmental market. GapVax builds durable, efficient, and dependable machines for maximum uptime to benefit both Contractor and Municipal Customers. GapVax is the embodiment of the Faris motto- “Tough Jobs, Tough Machines”.Faris Machinery provides a full-service experience, selling New Equipment, and providing Rentals, Parts, Service, and Training. With three locations- Commerce City, Grand Junction, and Colorado Springs, we are strategically located to serve our customers. Komatsu’s upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator is a unique combination of lightweight power and agility Lifting capacity of this utility excavator has been increased by up to 20% Faris Machinery is well-positioned with knowledgeable staff, factory-trained technicians, and mobile service capabilities. Giles Poulson, President of Faris Machinery states: “With our sales staff and technicians having over 70 years of combined experience, adding the GapVax line to our portfolio is a great opportunity for us to add value to our industry!”