The DX50 features Komatsu’s designed and manufactured diesel engine, drive-train and wet disc brake system that all provide rugged and dependable life cycle cost benefits. A full suspension seat and dual-floating structure provide operator comforts that improve efficiencies and productivity. A unique Open-center Load Moderating Hydraulic System (OLMS) contributes to lower fuel consumption and lower total operating costs.
The wet disc brake system is sealed with oil to block dust penetration, providing durable, water resistant and fade resistant characteristics. Smooth, stable braking provides productivity and reliability in demanding operations.
The oil in a wet disc brake system is circulated through the brake oil cooler. This mechanism ensures stable braking under a heavy work load and prevents deterioration of the braking force that could be caused by raised oil temperatures. Komatsu’s unique cushioning valve enables controlled braking force that precisely reflects the pressure on the brake pedal.
The DX50 series utilizes a technologically advanced, compact 3.3-liter engine in conjunction with Komatsu’s advanced OLMS hydraulic system. This advanced design achieves high productivity and first class cycle times.
The Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering (FHPS) system facilitates fully stationary steering as well as switchback operations using the small diameter steering wheel. The system has a superior response capability so that the operator can maneuver easily with a load even in a tight area.