Komatsu Forest

Fuel-efficient Thinning Machine Refined

December 16, 2011 – Komatsu's true thinning expert is now available in a new version, the Komatsu 901TX.1, which with the new E3-Power engine concept is as good for the environment as it is for productivity and fuel efficiency.

The Komatsu 901TX.1 features the new E3-Power engine concept, with its documented fuel efficiency. Field tests, under normal work conditions, have shown considerable fuel savings compared to Stage A/Tier 3 models. Naturally, actual fuel consumption varies depending on the prevailing conditions, but all field tests performed so far have shown considerable reductions in fuel consumption. The E3-Power engine concept stands for Environmental, Economical, and Efficient. The focus of the E3-Power concept has been to maximize combustion efficiency. This reduces the amount of particulates to be filtered and resolves part of the underlying problem. It also drastically reduces fuel consumption while retaining the same engine performance and response.

However, the new engine is not all the Komatsu 901TX.1 has to offer. Komatsu's unique 'comfort' bogie concept and large 24.5" tires provide low ground pressure, which helps preserve the forest floor and the remaining trees when thinning.

Soft-sealed ORFS couplings throughout the machine ensure great reliability and minimize oil leaks. This is good for both the environment and your bank balance. ORFS fittings are based on two flat surfaces with an o-ring that creates a tight seal.

Maneuverability, reach, and lifting power are other important factors for effective thinning. The Komatsu 901TX.1 is equipped with a 32'10" (10 m) or 36' (11 m) crane, boasting the greatest lifting torque on the market at 62.7 ton-ft (170 kNm). Together with Komatsu's integrated cab and boom concept, this means a lot, especially when working in steep terrain.

The Komatsu 901TX.1 cab is large and spacious with generous headroom providing a comfortable work environment. Inside, the generous headroom is very apparent, and the cab is both long and wide.

Naturally, the Komatsu 901TX.1 is equipped with the powerful and user-friendly MaxiXplorer 3.0 control system, with such new features as variable fan control with monitored fan speed, which reduces noise levels in the cab, and a function for tree species groups, enabling the operator to select several different tree species.

The Komatsu 901TX.1 is also available as a four-wheel model, making this thinning machine even nimbler and more effective.

For further information, please contact:

Komatsu Forest Russia

тел. (812) 44-999-07

Facts: Komatsu Forest

Komatsu Forest is an international group with its headquarters and technology center in Umeå, Sweden. Komatsu Forest produces the Komatsu brand of forest machines and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers in this sector. Komatsu Forest has some 1,300 employees and is represented in all markets where mechanized forestry is used. The company has two manufacturing units, one in Sweden and one in the US. Komatsu Forest has customers all over the world, served by own sale companies or dealers in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia. Komatsu Forest AB is owned by the Japanese company Komatsu Ltd.

Facts: Komatsu Ltd

Komatsu Ltd is the world’s second largest manufacturer of construction, mining and forestry machinery. The company has annual sales of US$ 22,2 billion and 41,000 employees. Production takes place at 54 factories located throughout the world.

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