The new, smaller-size 2021 operation of Komatsu Forest forwarders – designed essentially for timberland thinning applications – have reached Irish shores, according to Irish distributor McHale Plant Sales.
The three-strong Komatsu Forest operation includes, initial off, a new, smaller 9t 825TX forwarder.
It is followed by an 11t 835TX section – an upgraded chronicle of a prior 835 section with a new ‘TX’ nomination – and a top-of-the-range 12t 845.
The latter is described by McHale as “a section proven to perform good both in thinning and in lighter final logging applications”.
Equipped with a entirely upgraded design, all models have a new four-cylinder engine and new control system, and come with an ergonomic cab, McHale Plant Sales says.
Other new facilities embody an electric joystick operated mini steering circle that enables aloft ride speeds of 22–25kph, depending on indication choice.
Available as an choice on all models is Komatsu’s Bogie Lift Advanced complement that facilitates particular control of a left and right bogies – functions that a distributor says “deliver larger mobility when flitting over obstacles and handling in unenlightened timberland stands that call for lively and good off highway handling”.