Radio control, big dozer productivity and rough-cut-to-finish-grade automated efficiency
Rolling Meadows, Ill., May 25, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new D155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer, Komatsu’s first radio controlled machine with intelligent Machine Control technology. It is the latest addition to the next generation of machine control and dozer technology.
“The D155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer is ideal for applications where customers may want to remove the operator from the machine and still maintain high levels of efficiency and productivity,” said Sebastian Witkowski, product manager, Komatsu America Corp. “This dozer meets customer demands in those applications, while utilizing Komatsu’s proven, automated, rough-cut-to-finish-grade technology,” Witkowski said.
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For many operators, the ability to feel machine response to blade load is an important factor in effective dozing. This is naturally difficult for a radio control application where the operator is separated from the machine. The D155AXi-8 RC dozer is unique among radio control dozers thanks to the enhanced “intelligence” that automates operation from heavy dozing to fine grading to efficiently doze material. The D155AXi-8 RC has the ability to sense and control blade load, optimize the start of the cut, and minimize track slip.
Powered by a 354 HP Komatsu SAA6D140E-7, Tier 4 Final emissions certified engine, the D155AXi-8 emits 80% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than its Tier 4 interim predecessor. The variable geometry, turbocharged and after cooled, 15.24 liter diesel engine features Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and achieves fluid-neutral fuel economy.
An automatic gearshift transmission and lock-up torque converter team up to select the optimal gear range, depending on jobsite conditions and load. They are designed to provide maximum operation efficiency. The electronically-controlled transmission locks up the torque converter to transfer engine power directly to the transmission, eliminating horsepower loss and cutting fuel consumption by up to 10%.
The patented SIGMADOZER blade, designed to dig and roll up more soil at the blade’s center, holds more material, reduces digging resistance and dozes up to 15% more soil while using less power, compared to a typical semi-u blade.
The D155AXi-8 radio control dozer, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2000 hours, whichever comes first. Komatsu CARE includes scheduled factory maintenance, a 50-point inspection at each service, and two complimentary Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter exchanges and DEF tank flushes in the first five years.
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America Corp. also serves the forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly provided high-quality, reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.
Note: All comparisons and claims of improved performance made herein are made with respect to the prior Komatsu model unless otherwise specifically stated. Materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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