Komatsu Ltd. has started sales of the HD1500-8 mechanical mining dump truck in April, after having fully remodeled its predecessor deployed mainly in overseas mines.
The new full-model change version is powered by a 50 l engine, compared to a 45 l one in the preceding model, offering powerful running, supported by ample net power of 1175 kW (1576 hp). It is also equipped with a retarder with the largest volume in its class. When used together with the automatic retarder, the truck achieves safe and high speed downhill travelling. As a result of shortening the cycle time, it offers high productivity. It is also equipped with Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) designed to optimise performance when traveling on slippery and/or soft surfaces.
Key components, such as the mainframe, transmission and rear axle, have all been re-designed according to the latest technology and durability standards. As a result, they enable owners to cut down repair expenses and prolong overhaul intervals, reducing their total cost of ownership.
The HD1500-8 not only comes with KomVision (all round monitoring system) as a standard feature, but also offers substantially enhanced real time monitoring functions with the latest version KOMTRAX Plus. By facilitating the “visualisation” of machine and operating conditions, the new model is designed to improve the safely, productivity and capacity utilisation of customers’ jobsite operations.
The model is equipped with a low angle diagonal stairway to/from the cab, which is safer and less burdensome physically for the operator. It also comes with the ergonomically designed round dashboard and air-suspension seat with built-in heater and ventilator, creating the best possible environment for the operator.
The model also features the on-demand control of reducing horsepower loss in the hydraulic system and the ECO guidance which advises energy saving procedures for the operator, improving fuel economy.
The HD1500-8 mining dump truck, which incorporates cutting-edge technologies, achieves high productivity, reliability and safety.
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