Moving heavy loads for low total life costs with Komatsu Forklift

Komatsu Forklift now reduces  total life operating costs with its new DX50 series. The DX50 series have capacities from 6 to 8 tons. Compared to the previous DX series, the DX50 models are equipped with a more compact engine, a new hydraulic system as well as wet disc brakes developed by Komatsu. These reduce costs for engine oil, brake maintenance and fuel consumption. As a result there are also less CO emissions.

After the recently launched CX50, the new DX50 is the second series taking advantage of the latest Komatsu diesel engine, which is compliant to the emission regulations EPA Tier 3/ EU Stage IIIA. The new engine has a smaller displacement of 3260 cubic metres, therefore the noise-level during operation is reduced. The use of combined technologies including a high pressure common rail system, a turbocharged air-cooled after-cooler and a newly designed piston enables low fuel consumption.

Forklifts of the DX50 series are equipped with Komatsus latest hydraulic system, which offers optimized balancing of travelling and loading work. A control pump detects the engine revs and controls the oil feed to reduce the load on the engine. This hydraulic system contributes to low fuel consumption, especially for hard forklift operations such as starting or acceleration while performing lift operations.
Smooth, stable braking as well as durability is ensured by wet disc brakes. For the first time in the class of 6 to 8 ton capacity forklifts a brake oil cooler is provided as standard to prevent overheating of the brakes. This braking system has already been proven with heavier class Komatsu forklifts and reduces the downtime at busy sites and heavy-duty work.

The new DX50 series is environmentally friendly as well as being economical, explains Rory Harvey-Kelly, General Manager of Sales for Komatsu Forklift in Europe. Excellence in fuel consumption, lifting operability as well as braking distinguish them from competitors models.
An operator safety sensing system compliant with ISO3691 as well as a parking brake alarm and an organ-type pedal for braking without lifting the heel from the floor, improve safety and comfort of the operator. The fully hydrostatic power steering ensures straight line travel.

All new models have a shorter wheelbase of 2300 mm, which is significantly short for this class. Especially where a 8 ton capacity forklift is needed for confined space, the DX50 of Komatsu distinguish oneself because of the small turning radius of 3450 mm.

About Komatsu Forklift:
Komatsu Forklift supplies a complete range for material handling equipment including counter-balanced and warehouse forklift trucks. Komatsu Forklift is a Japanese manufacturer which produces forklifts trucks certified in accordance with European directives. Komatsu Forklift ( distributes in 26 European countries by more than 44 distributors. The European head office in Milan (Italy) provides full sales, marketing and after-sales services.

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