Komatsu Forest scores another “ton” with the Komatsu 895 Forwarder
Komatsu Forest recently scored another ton… its second century in Forwarder sales in Australia. The first ton was scored by the 890.3, with the second century being achieved in a little over four years. It’s certainly a milestone to celebrate and cements Komatsu’s dominant position in the Australian forwarder market.
The Komatsu 895 Forwarder became a giant in the forestry world of professional loggers. With its 20-ton load capacity, unique powertrain with 28.5-inch bogie and wheels, and one of the market’s larger forwarder loaders, it is the preferred choice for heavy final logging in the world’s largest forestry markets of Sweden/Norway, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Russia. Komatsu Forest recently released the “New Generation 895” to follow on from the previous 895 with 11 units already being delivered into the Australia market. The new 895 has been further refined to improve productivity with an increased bunk area and improved crane operation. The “New Generation 895” powertrain system provides far greater traction with the transmission being fitted with a larger hydrostatic pump and now all existing 895’s have been upgraded with the same transmission which provides improved control and performance.
For the European and North American markets, this “New Generation “895 is equipped with a new engine installation with the latest in environmental engineering for diesel engines (Tier 4). In markets like Australia the 895 will be still fitted with Tier II engine where the emission control system (SCR technology) is deleted. Both engine variants are combined with the new hydraulic system which delivers low fuel consumption and a high power output at low engine speeds. The new engine produces even more engine power and torque than the current Komatsu 895.
The new look of the machine gives smart appearance with numerous