• 70,702 - 72,091 lbs Operating Weight
  • 196 @ 2050 rpm Horsepower
  • 0.76 - 2.13 yd³ Bucket Capacity

PC290LCi-11 Mid-Size Excavator

Komatsu is pleased to announce the latest arrival to the intelligent Machine Control family: the PC290LCi-11 intelligent Machine Control hydraulic excavator. Leveraging the proven excavator technology first introduced on the PC210LCi, the PC290LCi-11 is the 5th intelligent Machine Control excavator from Komatsu. Featuring factory integrated 3D GNSS technology, and improved machine control performance, the PC290LCi-11 empowers operators to dig straight to grade, faster. Minimizing over-excavation and bedding material, this machine leaves behind nothing but clean and accurate grade.


intelligent Machine Control

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Model Komatsu SAA6D107E-3*
Type Water-cooled, 4-cycle, direct injection
Aspiration Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharged, aftercooled, cooled EGR
Number of cylinders 6
Bore 107 mm 4.21''
Stroke 124 mm 4.88''
Piston displacement 6.69 ltr 408 in³
    SAE J1995 - Gross 159 kW
213 HP
    ISO 9249 / SAE J1349 - Net 147 kW
196 HP
    Rated rpm 2050 rpm
Fan drive method for radiator cooling Mechanical
Governor All-speed control, electronic
*EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified


Type - HydrauMind (Hydraulic Mechanical Intelligence) system, closed-center system with load sensing valves and pressure compensated valves

Number of selectable working modes
Main pump:    
Variable displacement piston type
    Pumps for
Boom, arm, bucket, swing, and travel circuits
    Maximum flow 479 ltr/min 126.5.5 U.S. gal/min
    Supply for control circuit
Self-reducing valve
Hydraulic motors:    
2 x axial piston motors with parking brake
1 x axial piston motor with swing holding brake
Relief valve setting:    
    Implement circuits 37.3 MPa 380 kgf/cm²
5,400 psi
    Travel circuit 37.3 MPa 380 kgf/cm²
5,400 psi
    Swing circuit 28.9 MPa 295 kgf/cm²
4,190 psi
    Pilot circuit 3.2 MPa 33 kgf/cm²
470 psi
Hydraulic cylinders:    
Number of cylinders Bore x Stroke x Rod Diameter Bore x Stroke x Rod Diameter
    Boom / 2 140 mm x 1300 mm x 100 mm 5.5" x 51.2" x 3.9"
    Arm / 1 150 mm x 1635 mm x 110 mm 5.9" x 64.3" x 4.3"
    Bucket / 1 140 mm x 1009 mm x 100 mm 5.5" x 39.7" x 3.9"

Drives & Brakes

Steering control Two levers with pedals
Drive method Hydrostatic
Maximum drawbar pull 249 kN 25400 kg 56,000 lb
Gradeability 70% 35°
Maximum travel speed:    
    High 5.5 km/h 3.4 mph
    Mid 4.1 km/h 2.5 mph
    Low 3.0 km/h 1.9 mph
Service brake Hydraulic lock
Parking brake Mechanical disc brake

Swing System

Drive method Hydrostatic
Swing reduction Planetary gear
Swing circle lubrication Grease-bathed
Service brake Hydraulic lock
Holding brake/Swing lock Mechanical disc brake
Swing speed 10.5 rpm
Swing torque 8889 kg•m 64,292 ft lbs


Center frame X-frame
Track frame Box-section
Seal of track Sealed track
Track adjuster Hydraulic
Number of shoes 48 each side
Number of carrier rollers 2 each side
Number of track rollers 8 each side

Coolant and Lubricant Capacity (refilling)

Fuel tank 400 ltr 105.7 U.S. gal
Coolant 36 ltr 9.5 U.S. gal
Engine 23.1 ltr 6.1 U.S. gal
Final drive, each side 8.0 ltr 2.1 U.S. gal
Swing drive 7.2 ltr 1.9 U.S. gal
Hydraulic tank 132 ltr 34.9 U.S. gal
Hydraulic system 253 ltr 66.8 U.S. gal
DEF tank 23.1 ltr 6.1 U.S. gal

Sound Performance

Exterior – ISO 6395   104 dB(A)
Operator – ISO 6396   70 dB(A)

Operating Weight (approximate)

Operating weight includes 6150 mm 20'2" one-piece boom, 3200 mm 10'6" arm, SAE heaped 1.63 m3 2.13 yd3 bucket, rated capacity of lubricants, coolant, full fuel tank, operator, and standard equipment..

Triple-Grouser Shoes Operating Weight: Ground Pressure
700 mm
32070 kg
70,702 lb
0.53 kg/cm2
7.48 psi
800 mm
32450 kg
71,540 lb
0.46 kg/cm2
6.63 psi
850 mm
32700 kg
72,091 lb
0.44 kg/cm2
6.28 psi


  • 3 Speed travel with Auto shift
  • Alternator, 90 Ampere, 24V
  • AM/FM radio
  • Automatic engine warm-up system
  • Automatic air conditioner/heater
  • Auto idle
  • Auto Idle Shutdown (programmable)
  • Lever lock Auto-lock
  • Auxiliary input (3.5 mm jack)
  • Batteries, large capacity
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Boom and arm holding valves
  • Carrier rollers (2 each side)
  • Converter, (2) x 12V
  • Counterweight, 5200 kg 11,464 lb
  • Dry type air cleaner, double element
  • Electric horn
  • EMMS monitoring system
  • Engine, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3
  • Engine coolant to -25°C -13°F
  • Engine overheat prevention system
  • Extended work equipment grease interval
  • Fan guard structure
  • Fuel system pre-cleaner 10 micron
  • High back air suspension seat, with heat
  • 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 (ISO 10262)
  • 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 (ISO 12117-2)
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm 3"
  • Seat belt indicator
  • Secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Service valve
  • Shoes, triple grouser, 800 mm 31.5"
  • Skylight
  • Slip resistant foot plates
  • Starter motor, 5.5kW/24V x 1
  • Suction fan
  • Thermal and fan guards
  • Track frame undercover
  • Track frame Swivel guard
  • Travel alarm
  • Working lights, 2 (boom and RH front)
  • Working mode selection system


  • Arms
    – 3200 mm 10'6" arm assembly
    – 3200 mm 10'6" arm assembly with piping
  • Booms
    – 6150 mm 20'2" boom assembly
    – 6150 mm 20'2" boom assembly with piping
  • Boom cylinders only
  • Cab guards
    – Full front guard, OPG Level 1
    – Full front guard, OPG Level 2
    – Bolt-on top guard, OPG Level 2
    – Lower front window guard
  • High pressure in-line hydraulic filters
  • Hydraulic control unit, 1 actuator
  • Revolving frame undercovers, heavy duty
  • Shoes, triple grouser, 700 mm 28"
  • Shoes, triple grouser, 850 mm 33.5"
  • Sun visor
  • Rain visor
  • Straight travel pedal
  • Track roller guards, full length
  • Working light, front, two additional cab mounted