Komatsu updates dump truck design

Komatsu is now offering the improved HD1500-8 mechanical mining dump truck, after fully remodelling its predecessor, the HD1500-7
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The HD1500-8 model

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The new model is powered by a 50L engine, compared to a 45L one in the HD1500-7, offering powerful running, supported by a net power of 1,175kW (1,576hp). It is also equipped with a retarder with the largest volume in its class; when used together with the automatic retarder, the truck can achieve safe and high-speed downhill travelling. As a result of shortening the cycle time, it offers high productivity, the company stated.

The HD1500-8 is also equipped with the Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS), designed to optimise performance when travelling on slippery and/or soft surfaces.

Key components, such as the mainframe, transmission and rear axle, have all been redesigned 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 comes with KomVision (all-round monitoring system) as a standard feature, and also offers enhanced real-time monitoring functions with the latest-version of KOMTRAX Plus. By facilitating the ‘visualisation’ of machine and operating conditions, the new model is designed to improve the safety, productivity and capacity utilisation of customers’ 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 machine 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.