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Page 25 Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 2

Another ADT gets an upgrade

One of the smallest artculated dump truck in the K w being replaced by the HM300-3 and all the beneft as a result of redesigning around the latest engine t The HM300-3 artculated truck, with a fywheel (242 kW), is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 e IIIB and EPA Tier 4 Interim emission certfed. As with al l latest engines, they are capab of de l i ver i ng more power wi th l ower fue consumpt ion. The latest truck has a gross vehicle weight 52,230 kg with a payload of 28.1 tonnes at its maximum ground speed of 58.6 km/h. A completely redesigned traction control system combined with an optimized cabin layout and increased durability makes for a comforta productve and low cost producton unit.

Greatly improved traction system

The HM300-3 features the new Komatsu Tracton Control System (K-TCS). The system automatcally provides optmum tracton when operatng in sof ground conditons. As ground conditons worsen and tyre slippage is detected by speed sensors located on four wheels, automatc applicaton of the inter-axle diferental lock occurs.

It also features K-ATOMiCS—Komatsu Advanced Transmission with Optmum Modulaton Control System. This ofers a six-speed, fully-automatc transmission that uses an advanced electronic system to eliminate shif shock and torque cutof to improve operator and power train efciency.

It automatcally selects the ideal gear based on vehicle speed, engine rpm and the shif positon chosen, which results in a powerful acceleraton, smooth down shifing and synchronized engine speed when climbing slopes. This ultmately minimizes operator fatgue, keeps the load in the body and increases productvity.

Increased payloads

The body has been designed across the new -3 series to enable greater heaped and payload capacity. The HM-300-3 has low 2820 mm loading height easily matches with 30 ton to 60 ton hydraulic excavators or 3.82 m³ (5 yd³) to 5.73 m³ (7.5 yd³) wheel loaders. In additon, the two single-staged body lif cylinders provide a 70° dump angle for easy unloading. The HM300-3 has a gross vehicle weight 52,230 kg with a payload of 28.1 tonnes at its maximum ground speed of 58.6 km/h.

Operator sitting safe and comfortable

The new cab design provides a comfortable and quiet work environment so operators can maximize their productvity. The ROPS/FOPS Level 2 certfed cab features a new rounded front dash panel with easy to reach switches. The new comfortable high back, heated air ride seat with 2 - point seat belt improves operator comfort and all-round visibility. An auxiliary input was added to connect an MP3 player or other devices along with two 12-volt ports that have been incorporated into the cab.

With the new high resolution 7” LCD monitor, the operator can easily modify settings for items such as the Auto Idle Shutdown or the auto-reversing fan; check operational records, such as driving history or fuel consumption;

monitor the KDPF or check the time remaining before the next required maintenance.

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