October 5, 2017
Komatsu America Corp. introduces the HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks. Equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine, these rigid frame trucks feature increased horsepower and a new Komatsu Traction Control System for improved productivity. The models have payload capacities of 40.3 and 44.1 short tons, respectively, and replace the HD325-7 and HD405-7 models. The Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engines have a net 514 horsepower. Fuel consumption is up to 9 percent lower in the HD325-8 and up to 6 percent lower in the HD405-8, compared to their predecessors. The Komatsu Traction Control System, which is standard on these models, automatically applies independent brake assemblies to optimize traction in varying ground conditions. Other new features include a 78 decibel cab, seven-inch LCD color monitor, dedicated rearview monitor, fast-fill fuel system, and a premium heated and ventilated operator’s seat with air suspension.