The Komatsu 845 12-tonne forwarder is a versatile machine that performs well in thinning, but also in lighter final felling. The 2021 model has been updated with new components, including a new chassis, a new engine and a new control system, bringing it fully in line with the larger forwarders, albeit in a slightly smaller package. New Komatsu 845 options include a larger crane and SpeedShift.”The Komatsu 845 is a mid-class stalwart that’s now received a much-needed upgrade,” says Daniel Grabbe, Product Mnager at Komatsu Forest.
The Komatsu 845 in the 2021 line-up boasts an upgraded design with the same popular cab as the larger forwarders. The work environment is spacious and comfortable with good visibility in all directions – over both the hood and the load area, which is especially important in thinning.
The latest engine installation ensures compliance with emission legislation while the overhauled AdBlue system increases reliability and simplifies service. Thanks to the user-friendly functions and tools of the new control system, MaxiXT, the best starting conditions are provided for ensuring full control of the timber from order to roadside delivery.
To simplify loading, the Komatsu 845 now has a straight head board. Just like on the larger forwarders, the load space is spacious and flexible with many customisation options for different harvesting conditions. There is now the option of a larger crane, which results in a more powerful machine well suited to handling heavy and long timber.
Another new option for the Komatsu 845 is SpeedShift, a function that enables the operator to use the machine’s entire speed range without having to stop to change gears. SpeedShift automatically changes to a higher gear as the operator increases speed, resulting in both lower fuel consumption and a higher average transport speed.
“The modern outfit reflects what lies beneath – with all these updates making the Komatsu 845 an agile and versatile mid-class forwarder with many of the advantages of the larger forwarders,” Grabbe ends.
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