We took a short spin out to Donabate in North Co. Dublin to take a peek at RS Plant’s newest addition, a Komatsu dozer.
Co. Dublin-based RS Plant’s newest addition, a Komatsu D71 PX dozer is a fine unit indeed weighing in at 23 tonnes and a with blade capacity of 4.6 m3 she’s well able to tackle any job thrown at her. To add the the appeal, it is also fitted with a very neat and sexy Topcon GPS system.
In the world of heavy machinery, the Komatsu D71 PX dozer stands tall as a testament to cutting-edge engineering, power, and precision.
This remarkable machine represents the evolution of bulldozers, offering superior performance and efficiency. With its innovative features and robust design, the D71 has become a trusted companion in construction, mining, and various earthmoving applications.
Power & performance
The Komatsu D71 is known for its exceptional power, making it a formidable force on any worksite. Equipped with a turbocharged, six-cylinder Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, this dozer delivers a robust 207 horsepower. This power is harnessed through an efficient hydrostatic transmission, allowing for smooth and precise control of the machine’s movements.
The hydrostatic transmission provides the operator with the ability to fine-tune speed and direction, ensuring that tasks are executed with the utmost precision. Whether it’s pushing dirt, grading, or performing other earthmoving tasks, the D71 PX excels in maintaining consistent power and control.
Efficiency & fuel economy
In addition to its impressive power, the dozer boasts remarkable fuel efficiency, a critical factor for modern construction and mining operations aiming to minimise operational costs and reduce environmental impact. The advanced engine technology and hydrostatic transmission work together to optimise fuel consumption, providing substantial savings over time.
Operators can also benefit from the dozer’s ECO guidance system, which offers real-time feedback on fuel consumption and operational efficiency. This feature encourages responsible machine operation, ensuring that the dozer performs at its peak while minimising fuel waste.
Precision & control
One of the standout features of the D71 PX is its exceptional control and precision. The machine is equipped with Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control (IMC) system, which combines GPS technology with advanced machine control capabilities. This innovation allows for precise grading and earthmoving tasks with minimal manual intervention.
The IMC system enables automated blade control, ensuring that the dozer maintains the desired grade or slope accurately. This level of precision not only improves efficiency but also reduces the need for rework, ultimately saving time and resources on the job site.
Comfort & safety
Komatsu places a strong emphasis on operator comfort and safety in the design of the D71 dozer. The spacious cab is equipped with ergonomic controls, air conditioning, and excellent visibility, ensuring that operators can work long hours without fatigue. The machine’s advanced suspension system reduces vibrations, further enhancing operator comfort.
Safety features such as rearview cameras, audible alarms, and proximity sensors are integrated into the machine, helping to prevent accidents and enhance overall job site safety. The operator’s well-being is a top priority in the design of this machine.
The versatility of this dozer extends beyond its standard blade. It is compatible with a wide range of attachments, making it a versatile tool for various applications.
Whether you need to equip it with a ripper for breaking up compacted soil or a winch for towing heavy loads, the D71 PX can be customised to meet your specific needs.
The Komatsu D71 PX dozer represents a pinnacle of engineering in the world of heavy machinery. Its powerful performance, exceptional fuel efficiency, precision control, operator comfort, safety features, and versatility make it a standout choice for construction, mining, and earthmoving projects. As technology continues to advance, machines like the D71 PX exemplify the industry’s commitment to efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility. With this remarkable dozer on the job, the future of earthmoving looks brighter than ever.