• Pneumatic Tire Type
  • 15,400lbs / 18,000lbs Capacity
  • Diesel Power Type


Komatsu’s FH70/80-2 Series hydrostatic drive family achieves its durability and low costs of ownership from its rugged designs and field proven components. With Komatsu’s hydrostatic drive system, standard wet disc brakes, and Closed-center Load Sensing hydraulic system (CLSS), the FH70/80-2 series achieves reduced costs of operation and reduced maintenance costs. The FH70/80-2 series lowers your cost of operation in a variety of demanding, high-cycle operations. Also equipped with KOMTRAX — Komatsu’s exclusive information data management system.


CLSS with Variable Displacement Pump

Komatsu’s CLSS hydraulic system has been utilized in our hydraulic excavators for many years. The load sensing capability automatically senses loading and the variable displacement pump then supplies only the amount of hydraulic fluid needed to do the job. This provides for much greater efficiency than conventional fixed displacement gear pumps, making good use of engine power to reduce overall fuel consumption.

Controllability and Operation

The FH70/80-2 series has no inching pedal because the HST forklift can adjust speed through the use of the accelerator pedal. Also with the excellent controllability of the HST, the operator has better control when maneuvering in tight quarters, lifting, or load handling. Travel speeds can be set in four stages and activated with the turtle switch. To eliminate inadvertent start-ups, the FH engine can only start when the shift lever is set to neutral, brake pedal depressed and the operator is in the seat.

Electronically Controlled HST

In the HST system, the diesel powered engine drives the pump and oil supplied from the pump then rotates the motor that drives the forklift. The power losses over the entire engine speed range are minimal. Since the HST system does not have a clutch, there is no possibility of heat loss or slippage. This means power transmission losses are minimized to reduce fuel consumption. The engine is connected to the drive system hydraulically to transmit power to the drive system. This makes it possible for the FH series to make directional shifts smoothly without the need to release the accelerator pedal.

Heavy Duty Sealed Wet Multi Disc Brakes

The FH70/80-2 utilizes a field proven sealed wet multi-disc brake system to provide excellent braking performance in all operating conditions. The sealed system provides protection from dust, dirt and debris, thus providing higher reliability, fade and water resistance. Unlike a drum brake system, there is no need to replace the brake shoes resulting in lower maintenance costs and reduced downtime.


KOMTRAX, a standard feature on the FH series, is Komatsu’s remote equipment and fleet monitoring system. Leading-edge wireless technology and a secure, user-friendly web-based application provide critical information…anytime, anywhere. KOMTRAX tells you where your machines are, what they are doing, and how they are doing it providing total fleet management capabilities for improved fleet utilization, reduced downtime and lower owning and operating costs.

Tier 4 Final Komatsu Diesel Engine

Komatsu’s turbo-charged 4-cylinder diesel engine is Tier 4 Final emission certified, without sacrificing power or productivity. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final solution uses a diesel oxidation catalyst, variable flow turbocharger, EGR and closed crankcase ventilation which eliminates the need for regeneration. The FH70/80-2 does not need a diesel particulate filter resulting in reduced maintenance costs and reduced downtime.

Reduced Roll Back

With HST drive, the oil flow to the hydraulic motor is stopped when the accelerator pedal is released, so even if the forklift is stopped on a ramp and the operator releases the brake pedal, downhill creep is reduced. This feature also facilitates easier ramp-start.



Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Power Type Diesel Diesel
Operation Type Sit Down Sit Down
Rated Capacity, lb (kg)
15,400 lbs. (7,000) 18,000 lbs. (8,000)
Rated Load Center, in. (mm)
24 (600) 24 (600)
Load Distance, Front Axle to Fork Face, in. (mm)
24 (610) 24 (610)
Wheelbase, in. (mm)
90.6 (2,300) 90.6 (2,300)


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Service Weight, lb (kg)
21,407 (9,710) 24,868 (11,280)
Axle Loading / Loaded front, lb. (kg) 32,860 (14,905) 37,688 (17,095)
Axle Loading / Loaded rear, lb. (kg) 3,979 (1,805) 4,817 (2,185)
Axle Loading / Unloaded front, lb. (kg) 9,028 (4,095) 10,075 (4,570)
Axle Loading / Unloaded rear, lb. (kg) 12,379 (5,615) 14,793 (6,710)


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic
Tire Size - Front 8.25 – 15-14PR 8.25 – 15-14PR
Tire Size - Rear 8.25 – 15-14PR 8.25 – 15-14PR
Number of Wheels, Front / Rear (x=Driven) 4x/2 4x/2
Tread - Front, in. (mm)
60.6 (1,540) 60.6 (1,540)
Tread - Rear, in. (mm)
64.6 (1,640) 64.6 (1,640)


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Tilting Angle / Forward / Backward 6 /12 6 /12
Mast Height – Lowered, in. (mm)
101.8 (2,585) 106.7 (2,710)
Mast Height – Extended, in. (mm)
171.3 (4,350) 171.3 (4,350)
Standard Free Lift, in. (mm)
8.7 (220) 8.7 (220)
Standard Lift Height, in (mm)
118.1 (3,000) 118.1 (3,000)
Height Overhead Guard, in (mm) 99.4 (2,525) 99.4 (2,525)
Length, with Standard Forks, in (mm) 189.4 (4,810) 193.5 (4,915)
Length to Fork Face, in (mm) 141.3 (3,590) 145.5 (3,695)
Overall Width at Drive Tires, in (mm) 80.7 (2,050) 80.7 (2,050)
Forks - Thickness x Width x Length, in (mm)
2.6 x 5.9 x 48.0 2.6 x 6.7 x 48.0
Fork Carriage Class, in (mm) Class 4 / 66.5 (1,690) Class 4 / 70.9 (1,800)
Ground Clearance, Under Mast, in (mm) 9.3 (235) 10.0 (254)
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase, in. (mm) 12.0 (305) 12.0 (305)
Aisle Width with L1000 x W1200 pallet, in. (mm) 211.8 (5,380) 217.7 (5,530)
Aisle Width with L1200 x W800 pallet, in. (mm) 211.8 (5,380) 217.7 (5,530)
Turning Radius, Outside, in (mm) 131.9 (3,350) 135.8 (3,450)


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Travel Speed, Loaded, mph (km/h)
14.0 (22.5) 14.0 (22.5)
Travel Speed, Unloaded, mph (km/h) 14.6 (23.5) 14.6 (23.5)
Lifting  Speed, Loaded, fpm (mm/sec)
84.6 (430) 74.8 (380)
Lifting  Speed, Unloaded, fpm (mm/sec) 98.4 (500) 88.6 (450)
Lowering  Speed, Loaded, fpm (mm/sec)
94.5 (480)  90.6 (460)
Lowering  Speed, Unloaded, fpm (mm/sec) 98.4 (500) 98.4 (500)
Maximum Drawbar Pull, lb (kN) 10,049 (44.7) 10,049 (44.7)
Maximum Gradeability
29% 34%
Service Brake, Operation / Control Foot/Hydraulic Foot/Hydraulic
Parking Brake, Operation / Control Hand/Mechanical Hand/Mechanical
Steering Type FHPS FHPS


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Make / Model Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6-C Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6-C
Rated Output (SAE Net), kW
48.6 48.6
Maximum Torque (SAE Net), Nm @ rpm
68.6 @ 1,400 68.6 @ 1,400
No. Of Cylinders / Displacement, Cu. In. (cm3)
4/199 (3,260) 4/199 (3,260)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Gallons (L)
46.8 (177) 46.8 (177)


Model FH70-2 FH80-2
Relief Pressure for Attachment, PSI (Mpa)
2,495 (17.2) 2,495 (17.2)
Hydraulic Tank Capacity, Gallons (L)
35.1 (133) 35.1 (133)
Transmission Hydrostatic Hydrostatic


  • Komatsu Diesel Engine - EPA Tier 4
    Final Compliant
    - Heavy duty high pressure common rail system
    - Air to air charge air cooling system
    - Sedimenter with priming pump
    - Electronic engine control system
        o Overheat prevention function
        o Auto engine warm-up function
        o Auto air preheat function
  • Cyclone air cleaner (double element)
  • Auto engine shutdown function
  • Variable engine output control function
  • High efficiency fuel filter
  • Variable displacement pump with CLSS
  • Electronically-controlled HST
  • Wet disc brakes
  • Parking brake with release button (with parking brake reminder caution)
  • 99.4 in. high overhead guard
  • Plastic overhead guard cover
  • Neutral start function
  • Speed limiter function
  • Operator presence sensing system
  • Key-off lift lock
  • Full suspension seat w/ orange belt
  • Fully hydrostatic power steering
  • Tiltable steering column
  • Small diameter steering wheel with spinner knob
  • Steering knob synchronizer function
  • Standard directional lever
  • Combination switch (turn signal lamp &
    lamp switch)
  • Large LCD color display monitor
    - Engine coolant temperature indicator
    - Fuel gauge
    - Hour meter (SMR)
    - Preheating pilot indicator
    - Over speed caution
    - Parking brake indicator
    - Seat belt caution indicator
  • Overspeed warning buzzer
  • Paper binder on engine hood
  • Floor mat
  • Front assist grip
  • Halogen Headlights & rear combination lights
  • Upward exhaust pipe (Right side)
  • 3-way control valve with port relief
  • Sealed connectors
  • Flat face-to-face O-ring seals
  • Fuel cap with key
  • Key cylinder cover
  • Load checker (equipped with a buzzer)

  • Front single drive, pneumatic
  • Rear steer tires, pneumatic


  • Steel cab w/ heater and defroster
  • Steel cab w/ heater, defroster and air conditioner
  • Inside rear-view mirror
  • Rear under mirror
  • Tilt cylinder boots
  • Power steering cylinder boots
  • Cyclone air cleaner with pre-cleaner
  • Removable radiator screen & chassis under carriage protection (screen)
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear working lights
  • LED front working lights
  • LED rotating light


  • Front, Dual Drive, Solid Pneumatic
  • Rear, Steer Tires, Solid Pneumatic

  • Optional fork lengths available