Komatsu Excavators: Price, Capability and hiring

Komatsu excavators are world-renowned as some of the best and most affordable excavators for all types of projects, whether that be road works, mining, earthmoving and more. They offer a range of models with different specifications varying upon your specific site needs. Komatsu excavators vary in size ranging from an operating weight of 1,780 kg with a bucket size of 0.044m 3 up to an operating weight of 752,000kg and bucket size of 42m 3


Komatsu range of excavators:

Small excavator range:

The smaller Komatsu excavator range varies in size from an operating weight of 1 ton, up to 10 tons. They are most commonly used for domestic jobs and are great for operating on smaller sites with tight access.


  • Engine power: 11.2 kW / 15 HP
  • Operating weight: 1,780 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.044 m³


  • Engine power: 17.4 kW / 23 HP
  • Operating weight: 3,150 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.09 m³


  • Engine power: 17.4 kW / 23 HP
  • Operating weight: 3,620 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.11 m³


  • Engine power: 28.3 kW / 38 HP
  • Operating weight: 4,980 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.14 m³

Medium Excavator Range

The medium excavator range from Komatsu includes machines with an operating weight from 13 tons up to 80 tons. These are most commonly used for slightly larger projects including medium to large construction sites. Their size allows them to operate on the premises with speed and productivity utilizing up-to-date technology in a cost-effective, timely fashion.


  • Engine power: 68.4 kW / 92 HP
  • Operating weight: 13,060 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.53 m³


  • Engine power: 68.4 kW / 92 HP
  • Operating weight: 15,170 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.64 m³


  • Engine power: 68.4 kW / 92 HP
  • Operating weight: 14,700 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.53 m³


  • Engine power: 72.5 kW / 97 HP
  • Operating weight: 15,500 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.53 m³


  • Engine power: 86 kW / 115 HP
  • Operating weight: 17,440 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.77 m³


  • Engine power: 72 kW / 97 HP
  • Operating weight: 15,852 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 0.53 m³


Large Excavator Range

The larger range of excavators offered by Komatsu is best used for large scale job sites including large construction sites, quarry work, and mining. By operating on a larger scale, these machines can be used in a way that maximises both efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Engine power: 502 kW / 672 HP
  • Operating weight: 106,500 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 6.7 m³


  • Engine power: 502 kW / 672 HP
  • Operating weight: 106,500 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 6.7 m³


  • Engine power: 363 kW / 487 HP
  • Operating weight: 79,900 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 4.5 m³


  • Engine power: 713 kW / 956 HP
  • Operating weight: 195,000 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 12 m³


  • Engine power: 895 kW / 1,200 HP
  • Operating weight: 250,000 kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 15 m³, Optional 18 m³


Komatsu excavator Prices

When buying a Komatsu excavator, the price can vary depending on size, machine specifications, performance, efficiency, and past usage/age of the equipment (Eg: a 2021 Komatsu will be more expensive than an older model) amongst other things. While you can buy plant equipment outright, most suppliers opt to wet and dry hire out their equipment instead.


Komatsu Excavators for Hire

Similar to excavator prices when buying, hiring prices depend upon the equipment and model you are after, the size and specifics of the machine, and whether you are doing a dry or wet hire. The price additionally is determined by the length of time you will be hiring it for, and if doing wet hire, you must consider the hours for which the operator will be working.

Komatsu dry hire rates for the smaller models (1 - 13 tonnes) usually range from $260 /day up to $435/day (not including attachments and other add ons). This increases depending on the size and usage of models. For a more in-depth understanding of pricing for excavators and diggers, have a read of our pricing guide


Komatsu excavators vs the competition

While Komatsu is a well-established, reliable company for excavators, there is no shortage of competition for excellent machinery.

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar offers the largest variety of excavators around the globe and as a well-renowned name in the industry, they are a fantastic alternative. Caterpillar also owns the world's largest excavator with an operating weight of over 1,000,000 kg. Renowned for power and efficiency, it offers customers a strong range of excavators specialising in medium-sized operating capacity machines. 


Priding themselves on performance and durability, Kubota excavators are a trusted company used right across Australia. Known for their wide range of mini excavators, Kubota specializes in delivering products that operate efficiently and effectively on smaller job sites, with more limited access maneuverability, however, they also offer larger excavators as well. 


Renowned for offering premium comfort and durability , Volvo excavators are one of the most talked-about brands in Australia when it comes to plant equipment and hire.


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