April 4, 2017

Komatsu rolls out new hydrostatic-drive diesel forklift

By DC Velocity Staff

Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. gave ProMat attendees a sneak peek at its new heavy-duty FH-2 Series forklifts, with Komatsu Tier-4 Final diesel engines and capacities ranging from 8,000 to 11,000 pounds. The lift trucks feature Komatsu's exclusive Hydro-Static Drive System (HS), closed-center load-sensing (CCLS) hydraulic system, and Komtrax GPS-based wireless information delivery and asset tracking system. The FH-2 Series incorporates field-proven drive and control components that have long been used in Komatsu's construction equipment. Komatsu says the combination of its proprietary diesel engine and HS and CCLS systems provides superior energy efficiency in fast-paced, demanding environments. The series is already available in Japan and will be ready to order in North America later this year.

At ProMat, Komatsu also highlighted its recent award for its BX50 Series forklifts for Highest Retained Value in the forklift category from the equipment valuation service Equipment Watch. The BX50 Series is built in the lift truck maker's Newberry, S.C., factory.

For more information, visit Komatsu Forklift U.S.A.'s website.

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