* Komatsu Auto Idle
Shutdown to reduce idle time and save fuel
Featuring Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle
Kickdown to avoid unnecessary idling, the engine boasts lower fuel consumption than previous models.
In addition, operators are able to program time-specific functions, such as auto shutdown and auto idle
is a fuel-saving feature that allows for multiple idle rates, thereby reducing fuel consumption while operators are waiting for the next truck to load or task to be completed," said Marringa.
Some new features include Auto Shift travel, Auto Idle
, and fingertip controls, all available on a single unit.
The machine is started with the engine control switch, which also allows selection between auto idle
and high-speed lock.
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A new Auto Idle
Shutdown function helps reduce idle time as well as operating costs.
Additional features include: a blade float feature that enables operators to smoothly grade, level or backfill materials; an auto-shift drive system that automatically transitions the machine between high range and low range; and auto idle
to help reduce fuel consumption.