• 105,670 - 107,850 lbs Operating Weight
  • 359 @1900 rpm Horsepower
  • 1.47 - 4.15 yd³ Bucket Capacity


The PC490LCi-11 features Komatsu’s revolutionary machine control and guidance system, fully factory integrated with the other qualities and benefits of the standard Komatsu PC490LC-11 excavator. The exclusive control function lets you focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about digging too deep or damaging the target surface. From utility trenching to heavy highway, the PC490LCi-11 excavator drastically improves efficiency and precision on your work sites. Unearth your productivity.

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Auto Grade Assist

With the auto grade assist function, the operator moves the arm, the boom adjusts the bucket height automatically, tracing the target surface and minimizing digging too deep. This allows the operator to perform rough digging without worrying about the design surface, and to perform fine digging by operating the arm lever only. The working range is expanded by holding the lever to move the boom downward.

Auto Stop Control

During boom or bucket operation, the work equipment automatically stops when the bucket edge reaches the design surface, thus minimizing damage to the design surface.

Facing Angle Compass

The orientation and color of the facing angle compass’s arrow shows the operator the facing angle of the bucket edge relative to the target surface. This allows the bucket edge to be accurately positioned square with the target surface, which is useful when finishing slopes.

Komatsu intelligent Machine Control Components

Standard factory installed intelligent Machine Control system for 3D GNSS machine guidance and semi-automatic control. Sensor package includes stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders, inertial measurement units, and GNSS antennas. 

intelligent Machine Control

World’s first intelligent Machine Control excavator with semi-automatic control allows the operator to improve work efficiency as compared to conventional aftermarket machine guidance (indicate only) or manual operation. Rough digging to finish grading, intelligent Machine Control minimizes over-excavation to make every pass count. 

Minimum Distance Control

The intelligent Machine Control excavator controls the bucket by automatically selecting the point on the bucket closest to the target surface. Should the machine not be facing a sloped surface at a right angle, it will still follow the target surface and minimize digging below it.

Control Box

The monitor of the Komatsu intelligent Machine Control (control box) uses a large 12.1" (30.7 cm) touch screen for visibility and ease of use. The screen layout is customizable to display information in an easily understood fashion with a variety of views including 3D, plan, and section. 

Stroke Sensing Hydraulic Cylinder

Sensor package with stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders provides real time position, immediately displayed to the operator. This is in contrast to conventional aftermarket machine guidance (indicate only) systems with tilt sensors that require time to stabilize. 


Coolant and Lubricant Capacity (refilling)

Fuel tank 650 ltr  172 U.S. gal
Coolant 47 ltr 12.4 U.S. gal
Engine 38 ltr 10.0 U.S. gal
Final drive, each side 11 ltr 2.9 U.S. gal
Swing drive 20 ltr 5.3 U.S. gal
Hydraulic tank 248 ltr 65.5 U.S. gal
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank 39 ltr 10.3 U.S. gal

Drives & Brakes

Steering control Two levers with pedals
Drive method Hydrostatic
Maximum drawbar pull 329 kN / 33510 kg 73,880 lb
Gradeability 35° 70%
Maximum travel speed: (Auto-Shift):
High 5.5 km/h 3.4 mph
Mid 4.2 km/h 2.6 mph
Low 3.0 km/h 1.9 mph
Service brake Hydraulic lock
Parking brake Mechanical disc brake


Komatsu SAA6D125E-7*
Water-cooled, 4-cycle, direct injection
Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger with air-to-air aftercooled EGR
Number of cylinders
Bore 125 mm 4.92"
Stroke 150 mm 5.91"
Piston displacement 11.04 ltr 674 in³

SAE J1995 : Gross 270 kW 362 HP
ISO 9249/SAE J1349 : Net 268 kW 359 HP
Rated rpm
1900 rpm
All-speed control, electronic.
Fan drive method for radiator cooling
*EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified


Type: HydrauMind (Hydraulic Mechanical Intelligence) system, closed-center system with load sensing valve and pressure compensated valves, 6 selectable working modes
Main pump:
Pumps for   Boom, arm, bucket, swing, and travel circuits
Type Variable displacement axial piston type
Maximum flow 780 ltr/min 206 U.S. gal/min
Hydraulic motors:
Travel 2 x axial piston motor with parking brake
Swing 1 x axial piston motor with swing holding brake
Relief valve setting:
Implement circuits 380 kgf/cm²/ 37.3 MPa 5,400 psi
Travel circuit 380 kgf/cm² / 37.3 MPa 5,400 psi
Swing circuit 285 kgf/cm²/ 27.9 MPa 4,050 psi
Pilot circuit 33 kgf/cm² / 3.2 MPa 470 psi
Hydraulic cylinders:
Number of cylinders Bore x Stroke x Rod Diameter Bore x Stroke x Rod Diameter
Boom / 2 160 mm x 1570 mm x 110 mm 6.3" x 61.8" x 4.3"
Arm / 1 185 mm x 1820 mm x 120 mm 7.3" x 71.7" x 4.7"
Bucket / 1 160 mm x 1270 mm x 110 mm 6.3" x 50" x 4.3"

Operating Weight (approximate)

Operating weight includes 7000 mm 23'2" one-piece HD boom, 3380 mm 11'1" arm, SAE heaped 2.25 m3 2.94 yd3 bucket, rated capacity of lubricants, coolant, full fuel tank, operator, and standard equipment.

Fixed Gauge  
Shoes 700 mm 28"
Operating Weight 47930 kg 105,670 lb
Ground Pressure 0.73 kg/cm² 10.38 psi
Shoes 800 mm 31.5''
Operating Weight: 48430 kg 106,770 lb
Ground Pressure 0.65 kg/cm² 9.20 psi
Shoes 900 mm 35.5"
Operating Weight: 48920 kg 107,850 lb
Ground Pressure 0.58 kg/cm² 8.32 psi

Swing System

Drive method Hydrostatic motor
Swing reduction Planetary gear
Swing circle lubrication Grease-bathed
Service brake Hydraulic lock
Holding brake/Swing lock Mechanical disc brake
Swing speed 9.0 rpm
Swing torque 13414 kg•m 97,024 ft. lbs.


Center frame X-frame
Track frame Box-section
Track type
Track adjuster Hydraulic
Number of shoes 49 each side
Number of carrier rollers 
2 each side
Number of track rollers 8 each side


  • 3D GNSS intelligent Machine Control
  • 3 speed travel with auto shift
  • Alternator, 90 Ampere, 24V
  • AM/FM radio
  • Arm holding valve
  • Automatic engine warm-up system
  • Automatic climate control/air conditioner/heater/defroster
  • Auto idle
  • Auto idle shut down, programmable
  • Auxiliary input (3.5mm jack)
  • Batteries, large capacity (2 x 12V)
  • Battery master disconnect switch
  • Boom holding valves
  • Carrier rollers, (2 each side)
  • Converter, (2) x 12V
  • Counterweight, 9573 kg 21,105 lb
  • Dry type air cleaner, double element
  • Electric horn
  • Engine, Komatsu SAA6D125E-7
  • Engine coolant to -25°C -13°F
  • EMMS monitoring system
  • Engine overheat prevention system
  • Extended work equipment grease interval
  • Fan guard structure
  • Fuel priming pump, 24V
  • Fuel system pre-filter 10 micron
  • Grease sealed track chain
  • High back air suspension seat, with heat
  • Hydraulic cooling fan (reversible)
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • KOMTRAX® Level 5.0
  • Large LCD color monitor, high resolution
  • Lock lever
  • Mirrors, (LH and RH)
  • Operator Protective Top Guard (OPG), Level 1
  • Operator identification system
  • Pattern change valve (ISO to BH control)
  • Power maximizing system
  • PPC hydraulic control system
  • Pump/engine room partition cover
  • Radiator and oil cooler dustproof net
  • Rear reflectors
  • Rearview monitoring system (1 camera)
  • Revolving frame deck guard
  • Revolving frame undercovers
  • ROPS cab (ISO12117-2)
  • Seat belt indicator
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76mm 3"
  • Secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Service valve
  • Skylight
  • Slip resistant foot plates
  • Starter motor, 11.0kW/24V x 1
  • Suction fan
  • Thermal and fan guards
  • Track frame swivel guard
  • Track roller guards, center section
  • Track rollers, 8 (each side)
  • Track shoes, triple grouser, 700mm 28"
  • Travel alarm
  • Two boom mode settings
  • Working lights, 2 (boom and RH front)
  • Working mode selection system



  • 3380 mm 11'1" arm assembly
  • 4000 mm 13'1" arm assembly


  • 7000 mm 23'2" HD boom assembly


  • Track shoes, triple grouser, 800 mm 31.5"
  • Track shoes, triple grouser, 900 mm 35.5"