Komatsu Introduces HD465-8, HD605-8 Off-Highway Trucks


Komatsu America Corp. introduced its new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks. Equipped with EPA Tier 4 Final certified engines, these latest additions to the rigid frame truck family combine increased horsepower and the Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) to provide improved productivity, according to the company.

These models have payload capacities of 61 short tons (55 metric tons) and 69.4 short tons (63 metric tons), respectively. They replace the HD465-7 and HD605-7 models.

The trucks feature a Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 engine that has increased horsepower to 724 (540 kW) and reduced fuel consumption for the HD465-8 by up to 7 percent, and the HD605-8 by up to 12 percent, compared to their predecessors. Machine access is improved with sloped stairs and handrails in front.

For HD465-8 and HD605-8 machines, KTCS is now standard. KTCS automatically applies independent brake assemblies to achieve optimum traction in varying ground conditions. Because the system operates without the need for differential lock-up, steering performance is not compromised.

Other new standard features include a 7-in., LCD color monitor, dedicated rearview monitor, fast-fill fuel system, an engine compartment light, and a premium heated and ventilated operator’s seat with air suspension.

“With an increase in horsepower and improved fuel economy, the HD465-8 and HD605-8 are designed to maximize production efficiency,” said Rob McMahon, product marketing manager for Komatsu America. “With enhancements to the cab layout and maintenance access, combined with new technology features, these trucks have something everyone will like.”

Komatsu America Corp., www.komatsuamerica.com