Komatsu broadens intelligent dozer range
Komatsu Europe is widening the range of intelligent bulldozers it offers. This new addition to the line-up brings the range of intelligent dozers from Komatsu to five models in all. The new D85EXi/PXi-18 dozer is said to offer all the benefits of the existing D85-18 dozer, with improved efficiency and reduced running costs for customers.
The machine control technologies are integrated into the dozer in the factory so there is no need to fit masts or other external units. With integrated sensors fitted in the machine, the system is also said to be more durable and accurate than retrofitted machine control equipment.
The firm claims that this innovative machine control package allows automated operation from heavy dozing to fine grading. The system senses and controls the blade load, optimises the start of the cut and also minimises track slip, reducing wear and tear. Dozers fitted with this system can deliver greater efficiency in any application, especially when a specific finished level must be guaranteed.
Powered comes from a 197kW, SAA6D125E-7, Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions-certified engine with a heavy-duty aftertreatment system. The firm claims that the D85EXi/PXi-18 emits up to 85% less particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx) than the earlier D85EX/PX-15.