The perfect machine for the job
Komatsu’s goal is to build forklifts that are ideally suited to your needs. Heavy-duty machines that are designed to strict specifications and that have all the functions you would expect, and then some. The DX20 series is designed to meet stringent requirements for rigorous professional use. This guarantees more efficient operation even in the most challenging environments.
More powerful – manouverable – and clean
TB42 LPG Gas Engine – Powerful yet silent
In addition to hi power and excellent fuel efficiency, the crankshaft has a eight-counterweight balance to minimize engine noise and vibration. The plastic radiator fan improves heat balance and reduces noise. The fitted vacuum pump supplies the braking system.
Superior loading and unloading for operating efficiency
High-speed fork lifting and lowering. High torque guarantees that the engine is ideally suited for forklift operation. The use of a combined flow regeneration circuit with tandem flow divider and a cast tandem pump maximizes lifting speed.
Excellent front and rear visibility
Superb forward visibility thanks to the elimination of the intermediate mast cross member, which improves visability when loading. Masts are painted unobtrusive grey and the forks hi-visability yellow.
Outstanding fork tip visibility due to the use of a compact instrument panel in the correct location and fitment of a twin spoke steering wheel all contribute to improved visability of the fork tips.
Reliable light-tough operating system
The forward-reverse direction lever provides finger tip control. Reducing the force required to shift gear selection by 60% has enabled fingertip control to change forward gears whilst keeping both hands on the steering wheel minimizing operator fatigue on long shifts.
Low noise and vibration for operator comfort
Hydraulic Suspension Cab (HSC) for a soft ride. The HSC system isolates the entire cabin space from the chassis, greatly reducing operating vibrations. This system is particularly effective when fitting Komatsu pneumatic section solids puncture proof tyres.
Adjustable de-luxe semi suspension operators seat.
With adjustment functions for reclining, front-rear slide and suspension, this seamless blow-formed seat offers excellent comfort, as well as durability.Other features include a retracting seat belt and a rear document holder.
The combination of an integrated bonnet, a low-noise engine and various other noise-suppressing equipment succeeds in greatly reducing the noise that reaches the operator’s ears.
Improved travel and braking performance
Top travel speed and gradeability. These characteristics maximize efficiency on a variety of sites.
Smooth initial acceleration
The transmission is equipped with a modulator valve, as well as an electrical two-speed valve and a conical plate to ensure smooth, yet precise acceleration from a full stop.
Advanced braking systems
HydroMaster brakes are fitted to 5.0 – 7.0 tonne models for reliable braking power. The braking system uses a vacuum-based HydroMaster system as a brake assist unit. Vacuum pressure assists power cylinder operation, and the wheel cylinders operate due to power cylinder pressure, resulting in excellent braking performance. Even if the engine stalls, fluid flows from the vacuum tank to the assist mechanism to guarantee reliable braking power.
The eight-tonne models employ a full hydraulic power brake. This braking system uses a vacuum-based HydroMaster system as a brake assist unit. Vacuum pressure assists power cylinder operation, and the wheel cylinders operate due to power cylinder pressure, resulting in excellent braking performance. Even if the engine stalls, fluid flows from the vacuum tank to the assist mechanism to guarantee reliable braking power. The eight-ton type employs a full hydraulic power brake.
The Most Rigid Mast in its Class
Komatsu has increased the cross-sectional area of the mast section, using high strength steel and strengthened tilt cylinder brackets. These improvements substantially raise the rigidity of the mast.
Ultra-reliable hydraulics in extreme conditions
Tandem flow divider with combined flow regeneration circuit (diesels only). The DX series has a hydraulic regeneration circuit with a tandem pump to minimise the rise in hydraulic oil temperature, even under ardious operating conditions. The 8t model features a heavy duty cast metal pump to further improve cooling.
Protected tilt cylinder piping
Tilt cylinder piping is located inboard offering protection from damage in the event of a collision or falling load.