When your bigger projects require even more muscle, Komatsu offers the D155AXi-8, the first construction/quarry dozer that features automated operation from heavy dozing to fine grading.
“When Komatsu introduced iMC dozers, the focus was on mid-size and smaller models often used on residential and commercial projects,” said Jason Anetsberger, Komatsu Senior Product Manager, intelligent Machine Control. “The automated and integrated system has proven to make operators of all skill levels more productive and efficient, leading to a better bottom line. Contributing to the cost savings is eliminating the process of installing and removing masts and cables, so that time can be better spent in moving more material.”
The D155AXi-8 has an automatic gearshift transmission and lock-up torque converter that work together to select the optimal gear range, depending on job site conditions and load. The electronically controlled transmission locks up the torque converter to transfer engine power directly to the transmission, eliminating horsepower loss and cutting fuel consumption by up to 10 percent.
“This dozer is ideal for highway construction and large residential or commercial site-prep projects,” said Anetsberger. “It shares many of the same great features of our standard and popular D155, with the added iMC technology. If you’re looking for something that accurately and efficiently moves large amounts of material, look no further.”
Both the D155AXi-8 and the D85PXi-18 get a further power boost of up to 15 percent
when using a Komatsu-patented SIGMADOZER® blade compared to a typical Semi-U blade. The SIGMADOZER blade rolls material to the center for increased soil-holding capacity and reduced sideways spillage.
“With the ability to push an increased amount of dirt, contractors can utilize the D155AXi-8 and D85PXi-18 for both bulking and finish grade,” said Jacen Cowick, SMS Equipment Manager, Smart Construction. “With the help of SMS Equipment’s interactive support team, integrating them into your inventory is seamless.”