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 Komatsu’s continuing drive to introduce models that are more productive and more technically advanced has led to the launch of their new D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer. 

Described by their distributor in Ireland, Michael McHale of McHale Plant Sales, Birdhill, as ‘more environmentally friendly and more economical to operate’, the D155AX-8 is powered by Komatsu’s own EU Stage IV 264 kW (354 HP) SAA6D140E-7 engine and has operating weights between 38,000kg and 43,000kg, depending on machine configuration.
On board, it boasts a chorus line of high-tech electronic and mechanical features that work to deliver high levels of performance, reduced fuel consumption and lower operating costs. Features include Diesel Exhaust Fluid technology and emissions-reducing Selective Catalyst Reduction. Other goodies from Komatsu’s world of engineering wonders include diagnostic elements and precise temperature and air management controls.
Up front, the D155AX-8 is fitted with Komatsu’s patented Sigmadozer blade. Its high capacity of 9.4 m3 dramatically improves dozing performance and increases productivity by up to 15% over a conventional semi-U blade. A frontal design concept for digging and rolling material in the center of the blade means larger amounts of soil can be dozed with less power. Soil-holding capacity is increased and digging resistance is reduced for a smoother flow of material. 
The D155AX-8 uses an electronic control power train system that significantly improves operation and productivity. Engine power transfers directly to the transmission via an automatic gearshift and lock-up torque converter that reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent.
A Hydrostatic Steering System (HSS) delivers powerful turns under various work conditions. Counter-rotation is available while in neutral for minimum turning radius.
When operating on uneven ground or other adverse conditions, its K-bogie undercarriage maintains the correct alignment between rollers and links for a smoother ride and longer component life.
The electronic blade and ripper control joystick offers excellent control with the ripper incorporating a new auto-return function that increases efficiency when ripping.
A comfortable work space – with its high capacity air suspension seat with heat a standard item - allows the operator to concentrate on the work in hand for increased productivity. The large cab is integrated with Roll-Over Protection for excellent side visibility. 
A palm command control system with thumb push buttons gives maximum control, simplifies gear shifting, whilst providing a relaxed posture and fine control to eliminate operator fatigue. Cab mounts reduce shocks and vibration while a low interior noise level creates a noticeably quiet working environment.
A newly-enhanced 7” high-resolution, large colour LCD monitor displays all machine information while a rear view monitoring system that can be set to synchronize with reverse operation is standard.
Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary as Komatsu distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales managing director Michael McHale expressed pride in what he calls ‘Komatsu’s determination to make the most technically advanced machines available to Irish users.’
Like other Komatsu EU Stage IV machines, the D155AX-8 is protected by their comprehensive Komatsu Care program whose benefits include factory-scheduled maintenance for the first three years or 2,000 hours of operation plus two complimentary diesel particulate filter exchanges and two complimentary selective catalyst reduction system cleanings.
It is equipped with latest KOMTRAX remote monitoring technology whose benefits include web and smart phone data access to elements such as fuel levels, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts plus numerous other key pieces of operating information.
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