New Komatsu HD465-8 and HD605-8 Off Road Haulers
Increased horsepower, reduced fuel consumption, improved access, and all new operator environment
Rolling Meadows, Ill., November 3, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the 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. These models have payload capacities of 61 U.S. (short)/55 metric tons and 69.4 U.S. (short)/63 metric tons, respectively. They replace the HD465-7 and HD605-7 models.
The new trucks feature a Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 engine that has increased to 724 HP (540 kW) and reduced fuel consumption for the HD465-8 by up to seven percent, and the HD605-8 by up to 12%, compared to their predecessors. Machine access is improved with sloped stairs and handrails in front, to replace the previous ladder configuration.
For HD465-8 and HD605-8 machines, Komatsu Traction Control System (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 for both truck models include a seven inch, 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,” McMahon said.
Standard features of the new HD465-8 AND HD605-8 include:
Tier 4 Final Certified Engine Technology
New In-Cab Enhancements/Features
The HD465-8 and HD605-8 are covered by the Komatsu CARE® program for the first three years or 2000 hours, whichever comes first. Komatsu CARE for these models includes scheduled engine maintenance, a 50-point inspection at each service, and one complimentary Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter exchange (which includes both KDPF assemblies) in the first five years. Komatsu CARE lowers ownership costs, raises resale value and improves equipment uptime and availability. For full program details, refer to the Komatsu CARE reimbursement letter.