See Komatsu’s New Hydrostatic Drive FH-2 Series At ProMat 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Rolling Meadows, IL – March 29, 2017. Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. is excited to announce that the new Hydrostatic Drive 8,000 thru 11,000 lb. capacity FH-2 Series forklift will be
on display at ProMat 2017 in Chicago, IL. The new FH-2 Series offers Komatsu Tier 4 Final diesel powered pneumatic tire models with 8,000 / 9,000 / 10,000 / 11,000 lbs. of
capacity with Komatsu’s exclusive Hydro-Static Drive System (HST), advanced Closedcenter Load Sensing hydraulic System (CLSS), and KOMTRAX®, Komatsu’s GPRS /
GPS wireless information delivery and tracking system. 
The FH-2 Series was designed to utilize highly reliable, field-proven drive and control components that have been used for many years in Komatsu construction equipment.
The FH-2 drive system is “Electronically-controlled Hydro-Static” or HST. These driveline components have earned high marks for their quality and reliability in years of use in
Komatsu construction equipment like wheel loaders and dozers.
The forklift’s hydraulic system uses a variable displacement pump with “Closed-center Load Sensing” or CLSS that is a highly efficient hydraulic system used in Komatsu’s
hydraulic excavators. All FH-2 Series models are powered by a Komatsu designed and manufactured diesel engine that features advanced engine technologies to achieve
superior fuel economy, reduced environmental impact, and outstanding controllability.
The new FH Series offers some great new features that will dramatically reduce overall operational costs, and is Tier 4 Final certified. Komatsu’s HST / CLSS / and SAA4D95LE-6 Diesel Engine work in harmony to achieve significant fuel economy, especially in tough, high-cycle operations where fast-paced loading, unloading, and directional changes are prevalent.
New FH-2 Series features include:
  • Komatsu engineered and manufactured, electronically-controlled Hydro-Static drive system - HST
  • Komatsu designed and manufactured turbo-charged diesel engine - SAA4D95LE-6, is Tier 4 Final compliant without sacrificing power or productivity
  • Spacious operator compartment with full suspension seat
  • Tilt & telescopic steering console with small diameter steering wheel & spinner knob
  • Fully hydrostatic power steering
  • Airtight wet disc brake system to assure exceptional overall durability and low operational costs
  • Closed-center Load Sensing hydraulic System (CLSS) that efficiently produces just the right amount of flow and hydraulic pressures demanded by the situation maximizing fuel efficiency
  • HST drive allows for directional changes to be accomplished smoothly without releasing the accelerator pedal enhancing ease of operation
  • Adjustable auto engine shutdown system prevents needless idling – saving fuel and operational costs
  • Adjustable “Turtle” control switch offers four different control speed settings for precise speed control in tight working situations
  • KOMTRAX on-board wireless fleet management system with dash mounted color monitor 
The FH-2 Series offers a perfect blend of power, performance, efficiency and operator comforts, allowing the operator to handle the toughest applications while maximizing
efficiency and productivity. With excellent controllability and handling ease, the FH-2 Series is the best possible choice for the most difficult and demanding applications.
The tougher the application, the greater the cost savings generated by the efficiency and operational excellence of the FH-2 series. The FH-2 Series could have a dramatic effect for users looking to reduce their overall operational costs.
Another standard feature on the FH-2 series is KOMTRAX®, an exclusive wireless remote equipment and fleet monitoring system. Leading-edge wireless technology and
a secure, user-friendly, web-based application provide critical information…anytime, anywhere. KOMTRAX® tells you where your machines are, what they are doing, and
how they are doing it, providing total fleet management capabilities for improved fleet utilization, reduced downtime, and lower owning and operating costs. KOMTRAX® can
help keep your machines operating at peak performance and provides useful information on operator habits and abilities. KOMTRAX® also provides the information you need to maximize output through increased efficiencies, just-in-time maintenance, and preventative maintenance.
Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., LLC is a division of Komatsu America Corp., a global equipment manufacturer that offers a diverse range of products for the construction, mining,
forestry, transportation, material handling and other industries. Since 1945, Komatsu has been producing innovative, high-quality, durable and reliable forklifts to meet and exceed the needs of its customers throughout the world. Komatsu offers a wide range of internal combustion engine and electric model forklifts with capacities from 3,000 to 35,000 pounds. Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. stands behind its forklift products with superior service, genuine OEM parts, and a comprehensive warranty program administered through a dependable dealer network with over 150 locations in North America and South America.
For further information about Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., please contact Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Marketing Department at (847) 437-1823, or visit the Komatsu Forklift website at or send an e-mail to

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Keith Allmandinger, Senior Manager, Marketing

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