What Can You Find In The New Komatsu FH-2 Forklift Series?
Komatsu is a well-known brand when we talk about material handling equipment. Their products are renowned for reliability and functionality. Not surprisingly, they are the mainstay for a lot of material handling operations. Recently, the company launched the Tier 4 Final emission certified FH-2 forklift series. That’s why the FH-2 Forklift series comes with more power as well as more safety features.
Due to the addition of a heavy-duty high-pressure common rail fuel injection system and an electronic control system, Komatsu’s new diesel forklift truck and engine offer improved performance while reducing overall fuel consumption. The FH-2 forklift is now available at C&C Lift Truck at competitive prices. Here are three facts about this latest workhorse collection from Komatsu.
Reduced Exhaust Gas Particulate Matter
It is important to note that Komatsu’s SAA4D95LE-6 engine meets the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final standard. This means that it has upgraded functions when compared to Tier 4 Interim level models. For example, the new diesel engine can reduce exhaust gas particulate matter (PM) by over 90 percent.
Hydro-Static Transmission with Wet Disc Brakes
In the FH-2 forklift series, the brake discs are submerged in oil inside the transmission assembly. When the brakes are applied, the discs come together and any oil between the pads is squeezed off. This means that there is no loss of friction that is central to the braking system. The advantage of this kind of braking system over the dry one is that the oil can effectively cools down the brake discs. This translates to not just greater efficacy in braking power, but the pads last far longer than the traditional ones. The cooling effect of the oil also reduces wear and tear caused by heat. This makes the Tier 4 Final Compliant FH-2 Forklift series more economical to run than earlier models, translating into higher margins for your operations.
Closed-Center Load Sensing System
The Komatsu Tier 4 Final Compliant FH-2 Forklift series comes with this powerful feature that allows for better operation of the forklift. The closed-center load sensing system features a variable displacement pump that senses when the forklift needs less hydraulic fluid. Such situations include when the machine has been sitting idle for a while. Conversely, the variable pump also senses when the machine needs more fluid and opens up the valve to give the forklift more power and speed. These changes are completely independent of any action by the operator and make for smooth and effective handling of the machine.
The Komatsu Tier 4 Final Compliant FH-2 Forklift series features KOMTRAX, Komatsu’s remote monitoring feature that allows you to keep tabs on the forklift remotely. Through this unique feature, you can gather data such as where the machine is, operator performance as well as fuel usage. This data allows you to catch problems long before they become a real crisis. For example, a spike in fuel usage might suggest that the engine might need servicing or that something else might be wrong.
The Komatsu Tier 4 Final Compliant FH-2 Forklift series impresses with features that stand for superior performance. These features include an innovative display system that has been enlarged. This makes it easy for the operator to monitor the performance of the forklift. The new Komatsu forklift also has a seat belt buzzer for enhanced safety.