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Low emission engine trucks designed for maximum productivity

Designed for quarrying, construction and smalleR scale mining operations, the truck features the optional Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) for optimum traction in all ground conditions, and the exclusive Automatic Retard Speed Control (ARSC), which maintains control under full load on steep haul roads.

The HD605-8’s engine doesn’t require selective catalytic reduction or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF/AdBlue) to achieve Tier 4 emissions standards, reducing nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by 90 per cent on its Tier 3 engine equivalents.

The new engine incorporates an advanced electronic control system that performs high speed processing of all signals from sensors installed in the vehicle, providing total equipment control in all conditions.

Engine condition information is displayed via an on-board network to the cab monitor, providing all necessary data to the operator.

In addition, this data can be accessed and managed via the KOMTRAX telematics remote monitoring system, ensuring owners and fleet managers stay abreast of machine health and maintenance requirements.

Like other Komatsu equipment powered by Tier 4 engines, far more detailed data about engine conditions and operation is monitored and transmitted via KOMTRAX, providing unconstrained visibility into equipment health.

According to Richard Feehely, Komatsu Australia’s national business manager for quarries, the HD605-8 is designed to deliver the safest, most productive and cost-efficient operation across a wide range of conditions.

“Operators have unmatched control and safety in the most difficult conditions through our integrated transmission and braking system – which is recognised as the best in the industry,” he said.

This includes Komatsu’s K-Atomics automatic transmission system with “skipshift” function for smoother operation, fully hydraulic wet multiple-disc brakes and retarder (802kW), the KTCS and the ARSC.

Source: Komatsu Australia

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