Komatsu Europe announces the new PW138MR-11
Published on 10/14/2022

With EU Stage V engine

Vilvoorde October 2022 — Komatsu Europe is pleased to announce the PW138MR-11 excavator, the latest addition to the Komatsu EU Stage V wheeled excavator family.

The new PW138MR-11 meets EU Stage V emissions regulations and delivers new features, options, and values requested by customers. It brings first class operator comfort, smart safety initiatives, intuitive ergonomics, huge performance, razor-sharp controls, easy service, dynamic styling, peace of mind through a proven Komatsu aftertreatment system, enviable levels of standard equipment, and all expertly combined into a compact package that belies its massive performance.

A perfect match between an extreme compact size and top performance


“A perfect match between an extreme compact size and top performance was the main focus for Komatsu designers” says Alex Visentin, Product Manager for Compact Wheeled Excavators. “Lifting performances, unrivalled stability and a full package of added options give the final users an exceptional versatile machine” He concludes: “On the European market today, no other manufacturer can guarantee such a unique combination”.

The PW138MR-11 takes full advantage of Komatsu group synergy and knowhow to offer ultimate versatility, ease of buying, and peace of mind through the factory-fitted Lehnhoff Powertilt and Variolock options.

With growing demand for environmental solutions, and urban areas becoming increasingly sensitive to emissions, the PW138MR-11 EU Stage V wheeled excavator provides your customers with the opportunity to participate in any tender, to demonstrate environmental credentials, and to future proof their investment.

PW138MR-11 Features & Benefits.

  • Modern, distinctive, and desirable Komatsu styling.
  • EU Stage V compliant engine with DPF and SCR. – Compete in any tender, care for the environment, future proof your investment, peace of mind.
  • Productivity: +3% vs PW118MR-11.
  • Trailer pre-setting à Swivel joint with additional electric ports and connector.
  • New trailer hitch option: Possibility to tow maximum 3.5 t trailer weight. *
  • LED work lamps as standard: See and be seen whatever the conditions.
  • Komatsu integrated attachment control: Easy flow & pressure adjustment*
  • Swing pedal function relocation: now on joystick for larger foot space => increased comfort for the operator.
  • 100% differential lock: Surefooted traction on any surface.
  • KomVision 4th camera as option – extended field of view for enhanced safety. *
  • New aesthetic counterweight design à Komatsu Stage V signature.
  • Automatic 2 way -> 1 way -> 2-way attachment switching: Safe, fast & versatile.

*Available after introduction


About Komatsu

Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For over a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.


Information in this news release is current on the date of the announcement and is subject to change without notice.


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