Radio-controlled Komatsu

Komatsu’s new D155AXi-8 is its  first radio-controlled machine using intelligent Machine Control technology.

Komatsu radio control
The operator has better ‘feel’ using enhanced “intelligence” controls

“The D155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer is ideal for applications where customers may want to remove the operator from the machine and still maintain high levels of efficiency and productivity,” said Sebastian Witkowski, product manager, Komatsu America Corp.

“This dozer meets customer demands in those applications, while utilizing Komatsu’s proven, automated, rough-cut-to-finish-grade technology,” Witkowski said.

For many operators, the ability to feel machine response to blade load is an important factor in effective dozing.  This is naturally difficult for a radio control application where the operator is separated from the machine.

The D155AXi-8 RC dozer is unique among radio control dozers thanks to the enhanced “intelligence” that automates operation from heavy dozing to fine grading to efficiently doze material. The D155AXi-8 RC has the ability to sense and control blade load, optimize the start of the cut, and minimize track slip.

An automatic gearshift transmission and lock-up torque converter team up to select the optimal gear range, depending on jobsite conditions and load. They are designed to provide maximum operation efficiency. The electronically-controlled transmission locks up the torque converter to transfer engine power directly to the transmission, eliminating horsepower loss and cutting fuel consumption by up to 10%.

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