Set by default, Komatsu D65EX-18 dozer has a highly efficient transmission that automatically matches the best gear mode in all dozing operations and includes a travel speed preset function to reduce work time and fatigue for the operator. With Komatsu’s ECMV (Electronic Controlled Modulation Valves) gear changes are smoothly timed to always keep the power transfer at maximum efficiency.
Torque converter with auto lock-up
Combined with the automatic transmission, the exclusive Komatsu automatic lock-up torque converter reduces fuel consumption by up to 10% by eliminating unnecessary power loss. When required, the powertrain control system engages the torque converter, or locks it up to send full engine power directly to the transmission during less torque demanding applications.
Adjustable idle shutdown
To reduce unnecessary fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, and for lower operating costs, the Komatsu auto idle shutdown automatically turns off the engine after it idles for a set period of time, which can be easily programmed from 5 to 60 minutes. An Eco-gauge and Eco guidance tips on the cab monitor further encourage efficient operations.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
Cooled EGR is a technology well-proven in current Komatsu engines. The increased capacity of the EGR cooler now ensures very low NOx emissions and a better engine performance.
Komatsu Closed Crankcase Ventilation (KCCV)
Crankcase emissions (blow-by gas) are passed through a CCV filter. The oil mist trapped in the filter is returned back to the crankcase while the filtered gas is returned to the air intake.
Komatsu EU Stage V
The Komatsu EU Stage V engine is productive, dependable and efficient. With ultra-low emissions, it provides a lesser environmental impact and a superior performance to help reduce operating costs and lets the operator work in complete peace of mind.
The aftertreatment system combines a Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). The SCR system injects the correct amount of AdBlue® at the proper rate to break down NOx into water (H2O) and nontoxic nitrogen gas (N2). NOx emissions are reduced by 80% vs. EU Stage IIIB engines.
High-Pressure Common Rail (HPCR)
To achieve complete fuel burn and lower exhaust emissions, the heavy-duty HighPressure Common Rail fuel injection system is computer controlled to deliver a precise quantity of pressurised fuel into the redesigned engine combustion chamber by multiple injections.
Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT)
The VGT provides optimal airflow to the engine combustion chamber under all speed and load conditions. Exhaust gas is cleaner, fuel economy is improved while machine power and performance are maintained.
Sigmadozer® blade (EX/WX)
The middle section of Komatsu’s Sigmadozer® blade acts like a V-shaped bucket with aggressive ground penetration. Its lateral blade edges help to push the rolling material continuously towards the centre. Combined with the blade’s deep curve, this largely increases effective capacity and reduces spillage and fuel consumption. The blade’s flat cutting edge and the standard pitch function also offer top grading performance. Overall, the Sigmadozer® blade increases dozing productivity by more than 15% compared to a conventional Semi-U blade.
For increased blade performance and better machine balance, Komatsu D65EX-18 uses a box blade design, with the highest resistance for a light weight blade. Special Komatsu highly wear resistant steel is used for the front and sides of the blade to increase durability. The deep curved design of the blade makes it easy to handle a wide range of materials, with good penetration and a large capacity, optimising high dozing performance with excellent fuel efficiency.
Multishank parallelogram ripper (option)
The multishank parallelogram ripper has 3 ripper shanks as standard, but can be easily converted to a giant or two-shank ripper, depending on job conditions. The strong parallelogram design offers straight shank movement, adapted for tough applications.
Quiet and comfortable cab
Operator comfort is essential for safe and productive work. The cab on Komatsu D65EX-18 dozer is quiet and comfortable, an ideal environment to concentrate on the job. Its hexagonal design and large tinted glass windows offer excellent panoramic visibility. The high capacity and fully automatic climate control system pressurises the cab to keep dust out. A high quality sound-absorbent lining covers the interior to minimise noise levels for the operator.
Fully adjustable suspension seat and travel-control console
A comfortable, heavy-duty and fully adjustable heated air-suspended seat is at the centre of the operator’s safe and cosy work space. For dozing operations, the seat faces straight forward, with a perfect view of both sides of the blade. For ripping, it can be turned 15° to the right to significantly improve rear visibility and reduce neck strain. The position of the travel control console can also be independently adjusted forwards, backwards and in height to fit each operator’s preference.
Superior visibility on blade and ripper
The redesigned ROPS/FOPS integrated cab and the well-located operator seat give optimal blade visibility to the left and right and make both dozing and grading easy, safe and fast. To further improve safety and ripping efficiency, the special shape of the fuel tank gives the operator a clear view of the ripper point and of the dozer’s back side.
Hydrostatic steering system
The hydrostatic steering system (HSS) offers fast response and more precise turning. Both tracks are powered without interruption allowing smooth, continuous turns and powerful and productive dozing even on soft ground or on slopes.
Selectable working modes
Working mode can be set to either “Power” for maximum power or to “Economy” for energy saving operations. Combined with a choice between automatic or manual working mode, this lets the operator select the optimum machine power configuration for the work at hand
Easy and precise
The ergonomic Palm Command Control System (PCCS) provides efficient and comfortable steering. The new control levers are fingertip controlled for precise and fatigue-free operating. When backing up over shot rock or other rough surfaces, travel speed can be reduced with the “slow reverse” function to improve ride quality and decrease vibrations and fuel consumption.
Gearshift preset function
To reduce the frequency of gear shifting and for comfortable machine operation, a shift preset mode is provided as standard equipment. The preset switch lets the operator select a combination of forward/reverse gear shifts by using the UP/DOWN shift switch on the steering lever. Once the shift pattern is selected, only forward/reverse direction control selection is required for a correct gear shift.
Lower operating costs
Komatsu ICT contributes to the reduction of operating costs by assisting to comfortably and efficiently manage operations. It raises the level of customer satisfaction and the competitive edge of our products.
Conveniently customisable and with a choice of 26 languages, the widescreen monitor with simple switches and multifunction keys gives fingertip access to a large range of functions and operating info. An AdBlue® level gauge is now incorporated into the default main screen.
An evolutionary interface
Helpful information is now easier than ever to find and understand with the upgraded monitor interface. The main screen can be simply optimised to the operator’s preference by just pressing one button.
The Komatsu remote monitoring and management technology provides insightful data about your equipment and fleet in user-friendly format.
Energy Saving Operation Report
KOMTRAX delivers the energy-saving operation report based on the operating information such as fuel consumption, load summary and idling time, which helps you efficiently run a business.
Equipment Management Support
Through the web application, a variety of search parameters are available to quickly find information about specific machines based on key factors. Moreover, KOMTRAX finds out machines with problems from your fleet and shows you through an optimal interface
Optimal Strategy for Efficient Work
The detailed information that KOMTRAX puts at your fingertips helps you manage your fleet conveniently on the web anytime, anywhere. It gives you the power to make better daily and long-term strategic decisions.
Stable in any configuration (EX/WX/PX)
For complete stability in any working condition Komatsu D65-18 is available in 3 different PLUS undercarriage configurations. On rocky ground, the EX undercarriage, with small-width shoes, ensures maximum contact area between the machine and the ground. The PX version has the widest undercarriage shoes and is ideal for soft surfaces. Finally, the WX machine is perfectly suited for most jobs with medium width undercarriage shoes and the same length of track on ground as an EX model machine
Low-drive “PLUS” undercarriage
Komatsu’s new low-drive Parallel Link Undercarriage System (PLUS) is extraordinarily tough, with excellent grading performance and stability. It features PLUS link assemblies, a highly reliable floating bushing concept, substantial track link height, superior oil seals and track guards that maximise undercarriage durability. For easier servicing, the equaliser bar’s centre pin is remotely greased. The segmented sprockets are notched to considerably improve the evacuation of mud and further increase the PLUS undercarriage lifetime.
Sturdy, rugged design
A high-rigidity hull structure main frame improves durability and reduces stress concentration at critical areas. The track frame with a large cross section utilises pivot shaft mounting for greater reliability. All hydraulic piping is robustly protected by cover and inner route to ensure damage protection from materials.
Protected hydraulic piping
Komatsu has designed the hydraulics of the working equipment so it minimises maintenance costs. All the hydraulic lines are well protected with special linings and embedded into the steel structures whenever possible.
Komatsu CARE™ is a maintenance program that comes as standard with your new Komatsu machine. It covers factory-scheduled maintenance, performed with Komatsu Genuine parts by Komatsu-trained technicians. Depending on your machine’s engine, it also offers extended coverage of the Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) or the Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC), and of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Please contact your local Komatsu distributor for terms and conditions.
Reversible radiator fan
The radiator can be easily cleaned by utilisation of the reversible, hydraulically driven cooling fan from a touch on the monitor panel. This cleaning reduces fuel consumption and increases overall machine performance.
Modular power train
All the power train components are enclosed in a sealed module. This eliminates oil spills during mounting and dismounting, and prevents dust and dirt polluting individual components. Servicing is much cleaner, smoother and easier.
The multifunction monitor panel displays the running time, engine revs, fuel level and water coolant temperature in real time. It also provides the operator with maintenance and service information, if oil filters need replacing or any abnormality occurs. In addition, it supplies Komatsu mechanics with detailed information, with no need for external service tools.
Central service points
Komatsu designed D65EX-18 dozer with centralised and conveniently located service points to make necessary inspections and maintenance quick and easy.