Komatsu Offers New Harvester, Forwarder

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Komatsu has introduced two new cut-to-length timber harvesting machines, the 931XC-3 8WD harvester and the 855-3 forwarder.

Designed for extreme conditions from smarter thinning to heavy-duty final felling, the Komatsu 931XC-3 harvester is exceptionally maneuverable in most types of forests and terrain. With an effective mix of power, torque and fuel economy, the harvester’s system has been optimized for low working speeds, including a broad powerband and high torque backup for challenging operations.

It features 8WD for excellent handling. The unique double Komatsu Comfort Bogie drive system follows the terrain more closely with a fixed rear axle design, greatly reducing rear ground pressure. It offers high ground clearance and enhanced traction, hydrostatic transmission matching power and traction, and automatic cab-crane leveling.

A single control lever movement extends the boom arm on a parallel path for enhanced production. The three-pump hydraulic system enables simultaneous slewing, feeding and maneuvering plus 180-degree cab-crane rotation with automatic 4-way cab-crane leveling.

The Komatsu 931XC-3 harvester has a large, spacious, automotive-quality cab. Features include a giant front window, ergonomic seat, automatic climate control, sound-deadening measures, heated and cooled meal storage, as well as an easy-to-understand machine interface.

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The Komatsu 855-3 forwarder will deliver production day after day in the 14-metron ton class. The forwarder works with the operator to offer power, nimbleness and smart features.

Operators can monitor and control everything from engine and crane to the transmission and service ladders with the state-of-the-art MaxiXT system. All operator-specific functions can be fine-tuned to achieve the sensitivity and speed each individual operator prefers.

Chassis and suspensions are designed to maneuver through even the most rugged forests when fully loaded. Komatsu Comfort Bogie axles with a high portal offset and V-shaped frames provide high ground clearance.

An optional heavy-duty stacking blade is available for leveling ground or stumps on tough terrain. Mounted with a high angle of departure for climbing obstacles, there’s no interference between blade, battery boxes or hood guard.

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