KOMATSU EUROPE: new HD465-8 and HD605-8 rigid dump trucks

Komatsu Europe announces the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 rigid dump trucks. These additions to the Komatsu rigid frame truck family combine increased engine power and the Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) for improved productivity. They feature payload capacities of 55 and 63 metric tonnes respectively and replace the HD465-7 and HD605-7 models.

Both new trucks feature a Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 engine with its power increased to 578 kW (775 HP). This latest engine technology from Komatsu also reduces fuel consumption. The optional Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) automatically applies the brakes independently to achieve optimum traction in varying ground conditions. Because the system operates without the need for differential lock-up, steering performance is not compromised.

“With the integration of the latest Komatsu engine technology, and increased power, the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 are designed to offer maximized productivity and low operation costs” says Jeroen De Roeck, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe. “The new spacious and ergonomic operator cab, with fully adjustable, heated and ventilated operator seat, provides a first-class comfortable work environment”.


The latest KOMTRAX™ telematics, and the Komatsu Care® maintenance program, offer fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime. Other new standard features for the two new trucks include a seven-inch LCD colour monitor, a dedicated rearview monitor, fast-fill fuel system, an engine compartment light, and a premium heated and ventilated operator’s seat with air suspension. Front access is improved with sloped stairs and handrails, in place of the previous ladder configuration.


A Payload Meter (PLM) manages the payload of each hauling cycle and analyses the truck’s production volume and working conditions for a specific period. Loaded weight is displayed in real time, both on the cab’s monitor and by external display lamps.

Standard features of the new HD465-8 AND HD605-8:

Komatsu Engine Technology

The powerful SAA6D170E-7 engine provides 578 kW (775 HP)

Actuated by the electro proportianl valve the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) ensure precise operation and quick engine response

Maintenance of engines is simplified with enhanced monitor panel capability and service features

KOMTRAX™ and the monitor panel provide critical information for easy monitoring and key data for production management

Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after-treatment components are designed in conjunction with the engine for efficiency and long life

Automatic KDPF regeneration is performed passively, with no action required of the operator and no interference with machine operation

No Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is required for these models

New In-Cab Enhancements/Features

New, air-suspension, high-back, ventilated and heated seat softens machine vibrations for operator comfort and cast frame members increase strength

Seven-inch, full colour, high resolution monitor delivers a sharp picture and vivid colours, even in harsh light

Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown can reduce idle time and save fuel

Separate, full colour, rear-view monitor with improved line-of-sight

Pioneering KOMTRAX™ Plus telematics system and monitor provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status, fuel consumption, plus performance information collected and sorted by operator ID

Auxiliary jack and two 12 volt ports

Additional Features/Benefits

Angled front access stairs with handrails are now standard for both sides of the machine

Komatsu Advanced Transmission with Optimum Modulation Control System (K-ATOMiCS) adjusts shifting performance per demand for a more comfortable ride and reduced material spillage

Integrated and highly responsive retarder with big retarder absorbing capacity

Automatic Retard Speed Control (ARSC) automatically maintains a selected downhill travel speed (rather than engine RPM) that is appropriate for the grade

Komatsu integrated payload meter (PLM) data is available on the machine monitor and remotely via the web

Tight turning radius with MacPherson strut front suspension

Hydropneumatic suspension system for a smooth ride

Hall 5B, Stand R 028

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