Komatsu has launched XT-5 tracked harvesters for forestry applications. With this machine, operators can harvest close to the carrier and maneuver around the site thanks to a low center of gravity and off-set boom.
Made to perform in demanding conditions, Komatsu’s XT-5 closed loop tracked harvesters enable operators to simultaneously travel, cut, delimb, harvest and swing timber. Engineered with hydraulic lines for each function, operators can use tracks, boom, arm and tools concurrently.
XT-5 Tracked Harvester Capabilities
- Heavy-duty lift capacity
- 10% more horsepower
- 16% more torque
- 5% lower fuel consumption
- Supports uptime and serviceability
The short-tail swing of Komatsu’s 331 hp harvesters lets operators work through dense forests and clear-cutting environments. The set-back boom allows cutting close to the undercarriage and tracks, while the swing torque excels in demanding applications. With balance between boom lift and arm holding capacity, the XT-5 harvesters can be equipped with a wide selection of harvesting saw heads.
The harvesters can be adapted to the job with two different working ranges. Use the short reach and larger-scaled head to harvest larger trees or switch to a longer reach and more compact designed head to grab trees further from the carrier. The XT455L-5 is equipped with a four-way leveling system that promotes front, rear and side leveling for stability. The fuel tank placement lowers the center of gravity.
With the XT-5 harvesters, you can save on maintenance costs because the hydraulic tank system design requires 55% less hydraulic oil. Pumps are equipped with hydro-nucleation to help prevent pump cavitation and are 17% larger to help extend component life by operating 500 rpms slower. The engine gull-wing and wide swing-out doors on the XT-5 harvesters offer access to all engine service points and all key components.
With visibility, especially over the tracks, and powerful heating, cooling and defrosting systems, operators can view their surroundings during use. When working shifts switch, the controls can switch too by adjusting to the operator’s preference (up to three settings). Set preferences for joystick, boom, stick, tool tilt, swing, cab leveling and more.