• Pneumatic Tire Type
  • 3,000lbs / 3,500lbs Capacity
  • LPG/Dual Fuel Power Type

AX50 Series

Great design starts on the smallest level and with the Komatsu AX50, no detail has been overlooked. Building on our 80-year history of superior engineering, the AX50 delivers improved performance and unbeatable strength for your most demanding applications. Using advanced Clean Air Technology, exhaust emissions are brought well below regulations to provide a more pleasant and productive work environment. The AX50 delivers the qualities you’ve come to count on in a Komatsu.


Angled Exhaust Ports

Hot engine air and exhaust gases are tiring to the operator. On the AX50, angled ports aim hot engine air away from the operator while traveling in reverse. Exhaust vents located low on the counterweight keep exhaust gases away from the operator and also away from the floor to avoid stirring up dust.

Dual Floating Structure

The Komatsu Komfort Zone design uses a dual floating structure that protects operators. One set of vibration-dampening mounts separate the forklift’s frame from the engine and transmission. A second set of suspension mounts isolate the operator compartment from the frame. In addition, drive-train design reduces vibration transmitted from the differential.

EZ View Mast System

Operator visibility is a key to productive forklift operations. The newly designed EZview mast and low-profile dash display gives an unrestricted view of the fork tips and surroundings. In the rear of the AX50, the upper corner of the counterweight angles sharply to give optimum visibility when moving in reverse.

Fully Hydostatic Power Steering

The AX50 Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering system reduces operator fatigue by eliminating kickback and allowing easy steering, even while the forklift is stationary. A small-diameter steering wheel improves operator feel and control.

High Efficiency Drive Train

A new transmission, designed and manufactured by Komatsu Forklift Limited, handles the high torque provided by the powerful K21 engine. A high-capacity oil cooler protects the torque converter, and an aluminum alloy transmission case improves heat dissipation. O-ring face seals designed for high-temperature, high-speed applications reduces the possibility of leaks in the pump, power steering circuit and torque converter cooler.

KOPS Plus Komatsu Operator Presence System

KOPS Plus – standard on the AX50 – locks out lift, lower, tilt and traveling functions when the operator leaves the seat for more than three seconds. They do not resume until the operator returns to the seat and resets the controls. A flashing yellow warning light alerts the operator when the KOPS lock is activated. In addition, the forks cannot be lowered while the key is in the off position.



Tilting Angle, Forward/Backward 6 / 8 deg 6 / 8 deg
Mast Height Lowered 85.5 in 85.5 in
Extended 176 in 176 in
Free Lift Height 5.5 in 5.5 in
Maximum Fork Height 128 in 128 in
Height Overhead Guard 81.5 in 81.5 in
Length, with Standard Forks 129.7 in 131.3 in
Length to Fork Face 87.6 in 89.2 in
Overall Width at Drive Tires 42.1 in 42.1 in
Forks, Thickness x Width x Length 1.6 x 4 x 42.1 in 1.6 x 4 x 42.1 in
Carriage Width/ITA Class 41 in / II 41 in / II
Ground Clearance, Under Mast 5.5 in 5.5 in
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase 5.1 in 5.1 in
Right Angle Stacking Aisle 92.4 in 93.7 in
Turning Radius, Outside 77 in 78.3 in


Engine Manufacturer / Engine Model GCT / K21 GCT / K21
Rated Output (SAE Net) 56 HP @ 2,700 rpm 56 HP @ 2,700 rpm
Maximum Torque (SAE Net) 119 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm 119 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
# of Cylinders / Displacement 4 / 126 cu in 4 / 126 cu in
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 US Gallons 11 US Gallons


Power Type LPG LPG
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 24 in. (600mm) Load Center 3,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Load Distance  From Center Axle (2 Stage) 15.4 in 15.4 in
Wheelbase 55.1 in 55.1 in


Relief Pressure, Maximum 2,650 psi 2,650 psi
Transmission Powershift Powershift
Sound Level  84 dB 84 dB


Travel Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 11.8 / 12.4 mph 11.8 / 12.4 mph
Lifting Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 135 / 138 fpm 135 / 138 fpm
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 3,700 lbs 3,700 lbs
Maximum Gradeability 39% 35%
Service Brake, Operation/Control Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic
Parking Brake, Operation/Control Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical
Steering Type FHPS FHPS


Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic
Tire Size Front 6.5 - 10 - 10PR (I) 6.5 - 10 - 10PR (I)
Rear 5 - 8 - 8PR (I) 5 - 8 - 8PR (I)
Number of Wheels, Front/Rear 2x / 2 2x / 2
Tread  Front 35 in 35 in
Rear 35.2 in 35.2 in


Service Weight 6,230 lbs 6,700 lbs
Axle Loading Loaded Front 7,190 lbs 8,640 lbs
Loaded Rear 1,311 lbs 1,543 lbs
Unloaded Front 2,500 lbs 2,360 lbs
Unloaded Rear 3,730 lbs 4,340 lbs


  • Komfort Zone Dual Floating Structure
  • Full Floating Transmission
  • Self Adjusting Brakes
  • EZview Mast
  • KOPS Plus Lock Lift/Travel Interlock
  • Low Profile Dash Display
  • Drawbar Pin in Counterweight
  • Electronic Ignition, Anti Restart Ignition Switch
  • Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering
  • Long-life Headlights (OHG mounted)
  • High-mount Air Intake
  • Horn with Actuator on Center of Steering Wheel
  • Komfort Seat and Operator Restraint System with Lap Belt
  • 3-function Hydraulic Control Valve
  • Parking Brake with Double-action Release
  • Large, Open Floor Space with Operator Compartment Suspended-mount Pedals
  • Transmission Torque Converter Oil Cooler
  • Load Backrest
  • Engine Protection System
  • Critical Wiring Harness Connectors are Waterproof
  • Contoured, Easy-to-Grip, Hydraulic Control Lever Knobs


  • Warning Lights & Audible Travel Alarms
  • Tilt Cylinder Boots
  • Cotton-Core Radiator
  • Spinner Knob Steering Wheel
  • Dual-Fuel System
  • Optional Fork Lengths
  • Sideshifter - Hang-on or Integral
  • 4 Way Valve and Internal Hosing
  • Special Tires
  • Full Suspension Seat
  • Fire Extinguisher