Posted June 10, 2016

New Intelligent Machine Control Dozer from Komatsu

Komatsu America introduced the second generation of its Intelligent Machine Control crawler dozer, the D61EXi/PXi-24. It has a 6.8 liter, 168 hp, SAA6D107E-3, Tier 4 final engine to provide performance while reducing fuel consumption and operating costs.

komatsu D61EXI/pxI-24The machine can automate dozing from rough cut to finish grade, the company says, and has no blade-mounted sensors. “The machine senses blade load, minimizes track slip and ensures operators get the most from every push,” said Sebastian Witkowski, Komatsu product manager. “Also, eliminating the need to install or remove blade mounted sensors each day not only saves on wear and tear and the potential for downtime, it saves operators valuable time that can be used to run the machine longer.” 

With its utomated operation the machine can provide up to 8 percent greater efficiency in moving material, based on start-to-finish grade testing of typical aftermarket machine control systems. 

Other features include:

  • A choice between quick-shift, three-speed mode and a variable, 20-speed customizable transmission mode to suit personal preferences.
  • New auto-idle shutdown and economy modes that help reduce idle time and save fuel.
  • Pioneering KOMTRAX telematics system and monitor that provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status, DEF consumption, fuel level, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts. Operator ID also makes it possible to view KOMTRAX data by job, application or operator.
  • Large, multi-lingual, 7 inch, high-resolution LCD monitor with Ecology Guidance that helps operators observe machine performance for maximum fuel efficiency and follow real-time integrated diagnostics for troubleshooting without a laptop.
  • Standard rear-view monitoring system that promotes increased operator awareness of potential work site hazards.