Komatsu new AX50/BX50 Series trucks offer Reduced 0peration Cost

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- 1 Sep 2005 ( #224 )
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TOKYO, JAPAN, Komatsu Forklift Co., Ltd. has introduced new family of Internal combustion engine trucks ranging from 1ton through 3.5ton capacity that optimize operational capabilities and increase safety and economical performances for various conditions. (Please note that this new series have not been introduced to North American market yet.)

Komatsu new AX50/ BX50 Series offer innovative dual floating structure provides maximum comfort and productivity for operator with an improved ORS seat. Super Lift Hydraulic System has been developed to provide firm and class-leading idling lift speed with better fuel economy.

Sharp styling with manoeuvrability, low centre of gravity and dynamism. New Komatsu Cabin design with emphasis on operator's comfort, provide extensive views to the front and rear. Wide and open steps to make getting in and out easy and under floor mounted tilt cylinders provide a comfortable space for operator's feet and legs.

Newly developed fuel efficient, powerful Komatsu 4D92E, 4D94LE, and 4D98E series diesel engine are available to fit into every type of applications with meeting the stringent EPA and EU emission regulations.

New Nissan 4-cylinder K15, K21, and K25 gasoline/LPG engines are also available. 2.5 litre K25 is standard for 3 and 3.5 ton trucks and optional for high power model for 2 - 2.5 ton trucks. New K-series engine is also available with ECCS (Engine Concentrated Control System) and EFI, accompanied with 3 way catalytic muffler to meet next generation of low exhaust emission standard. Compact 109 Series of 2t, 2.5t and 3t capacity trucks are newly added with 1090mm truck width and shorter turning radius. Both diesel and gasoline/LPG type are available with torque converter transmission. Engines and most components are same or identical with standard pneumatic tire models. Komatsu patented SSCT (Soft & Stable Cushion Tire) is equipped as standard for maximum cushioning comfort and extended tire life.

3.5 ton capacity 35A models are newly added to standard BX50 Series pneumatic models. These trucks can provide maximum productivity with reduced total operation cost. Power brake are equipped as standard.

Lastly, Komatsu's unique design on major vital components, such as rigidly improved Frame, Transmission and brake, Steering axle, Mast, Overhead guard and Engine hood have been fully tested at the simulated bench tested for full life span of the truck. Increased cooling capacity and optimum air flow further increase reliability and durability of power train and hydraulic components. By the careful engineering analysis of field failure reports, quality improvements such as face-seal connection on main and PS hydraulic circuit, patterned gasket on tanks and tie-rap less electrical wiring had been incorporated for Zero-leak and to extend the mean time failures to 40 % or more.
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