Komatsu Adds WX11 LHD To Underground Hard Rock Lineup

Komatsu is excited to introduce to the global market the new WX11 LHD, a powerful, 11-tonne machine that offers best-in-class breakout force and best-in-class payload helping to maximize productivity and provide a lower total cost of ownership.

The WX11 showcases Komatsu’s commitment to providing underground hard rock miners with an exceptional load, haul and dump solution, integrating next-generation data management capabilities, operator ergonomics, intuitive controls and compliance with EU Stage V emission requirements. As a new model within the Komatsu hard rock family of products, the WX11 is designed to be a class-leading LHD for all underground mine operators and contractors. With ease of operability, superior performance and ground-level maintenance position, the WX11 has several competitive edges in the 10-tonne LHD class.

Quick specs and features:

  • Horsepower: 280 HP @ 2,000 rpm (209 kW @ 2,000 rpm)
  • Operating weight: 77,750 lbs. (35,250 kg)
  • Available engine certifications: Canmet, MSHA, EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA and EPA Tier 4F/EU Stage V
  • 11-tonne size provides a best-in-class payload boost (8-10% increase) above other machines in class
  • New size provides best-in-class breakout force and outstanding operator visibility
  • Adjustable ride control
  • Onboard telemetry

The WX11 hosts many additional features specific to the platform:

  • New heavy-duty hard rock Komatsu axles with SAHR brakes
  • Komatsu cylinders and accumulators
  • Swing-out radiator fan assemblies to support quick washdowns
  • Optimized kinematics for superior breakout and tilt force
  • All-new engineered structures to support the additional 10% payload capacity

“The WX11 is a game changer for hard rock miners. Developed through a close partnership between our experienced team and our longtime customers, this product reflects a shared commitment to design excellence,” said Ryan Karns, Director of LHD and Truck Products at Komatsu. “The WX11 is the LHD every miner will want to have in their operation.”

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