Komatsu America has unveiled its new low ground pressure dozer, the D155AX-8 LGP. Along with multiple blade options, this new 354 horsepower dozer features a 12% wider track gauge, 47% lower ground pressure and 9% longer track on ground than the standard D155AX-8 for “improved performance, flotation and stability.” The company is advertising the upcoming release as being the perfect site-prep solution for gas and pipeline operations.
New adopters will find a freshly designed 8-roller undercarriage in the D155AX-8 LGP, which gives the dozer a competitive edge over alternative options. Because of the dozer’s longer and wider track, the D155AX-8 LGP offers lowest in class ground pressure of only 7.7 psi and an increase in overall ground contact area of 72% from the standard model. These features allow for improved flotation in soft ground environments and extra stability on slopes.
Komatsu D155AX-8 LGP Delivers Higher Application Potential, Comfort and Flexibility
Product Manager at Komatsu America, Chuck Murawski, emphasized that the D155AX-8 LGP will be a highly effective solution for work that requires lower ground pressure, like energy and pipeline work. “When equipped with 38” (965mm) extreme service shoes, angle blade, and towing winch, the D155AX-8 LGP has a higher operating weight compared to competitors for increased usable drawbar pull with a powerful towing winch.” This should make the dozer appealing for contractors working in areas where weight considerations are serious issues.
At the same time, higher capacity 12.9yd3 bushed semi-u dual tilt and pitch semi-u blades are available for applications that do not require an angle blade. Komatsu expects this unique flexibility to become an attractive selling point for the new model.
Last but not least, the D155AX-8 LGP contains an ergonomically designed Palm Command Control System (PCCS) that provides advanced control features from inside the cab. Operators will enjoy maximum control from a relaxed position and unobstructed visibility on both sides of the machine.
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