What's New In Plant & Equipment
New Komatsu D85EX/PX-18 Crawler Dozer
The D85EX/PX-18 crawler dozer has an operating weight ranging between 26.800 kg and 30.190 kg (depending on machine configuration), it is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine that is EU Stage IV emissions certified and with a net 197 kW (264 HP).
William Groven, Product Manager for dozers says:
Thanks to its automatic transmission, the D85EX/PX-18 always operates in its most efficient working range. This function drastically enhances the machine’s productivity and lowers its fuel consumption, making it the most fuel efficient in its class.
The Komatsu engine integrates a Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter with high passive regeneration rate and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR), to further reduce NOx emissions using the AdBlue additive.
An advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate, fuel injection, combustion parameters and after treatment functions, ensuring that the engine optimizes performance and reduces emissions.
Komatsu patented SIGMADOZER blade
The SIGMADOZER blade gives the machine a high blade capacity of 7.2 m³ and improves dozing performance and increases productivity by up to 15% over a conventional Semi-U blade.
The blade features a frontal design concept adopted for digging and rolling material at the center of the blade. Soil-holding capacity is increased and digging resistance is reduced for a smoother flow of material. Larger amounts of soil can be dozed with less power.
Cab design offers optimal operator environment
A comfortable and quiet work environment helps operators maximize productivity. The newly enhanced ROPS (Roll-Over Protection) cab is large, with excellent side visibility.
Standard features include a high capacity air suspension heated seat, viscous cab mounts to reduce shocks and vibrations even in adverse conditions, an upgraded high-resolution large colour 7” LCD monitor on which all machine information is displayed, and a rear view monitoring system that can be synchronised with reverse operation.
Komatsu’s ergonomically designed Palm Command Control System (PCCS) gives operators full control and offer a relaxed posture with precision control to eliminate operator fatigue. Thumb push buttons simplify transmission gear shifting.
Electronic control powertrain for smooth operation
The new dozer uses an electronic control powertrain system that significantly improves operation and productivity. Powerful turns under various work conditions are achieved with the Hydrostatic Steering System (HSS).
The D85EX/PX-18 is equipped with the latest KOMTRAX remote monitoring technology. In addition to providing data such as fuel levels, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts, the system has been further enhanced to monitor AdBlue levels, KDPF regeneration and fuel theft.
A new Operator Identification System reports key operating information for multiple operators. The new Auto Idle Shutdown function helps to improve operating costs by reducing unnecessary idle time.