Komatsu BX50 Series IC Pneumatic

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Overview

Komatsu’s heart-of-the-line BX50 series redefines the forklift once again. Whether your application calls for an agile and maneuverable cushion tire model for indoors, or the flexibility and power of a pneumatic model for outdoors, the BX50 series is sure to meet your needs. The BX50’s superior performance can increase productivity, minimize operator fatigue, reduce operating costs and improve the working environment. Boost your bottom line now—put a BX50 to work in your application today.

Features

Dual Floating Structure

The Komatsu Komfort Zone is a dual floating structure that protects operators through advanced ergonomic design and reduces the effects of engine vibration, noise and heat. Vibration-dampening mounts separate the engine and transmission from the forklift’s frame. Additional suspension mounts isolate the operator compartment from the frame. The heavy-gauge steel frame, front axle and heavy front fender connect to deliver high strength—critical for high lifting and heavy loads.

EZ View Mast System

With the excellent visibility window on the EZview mast, the BX50 operator has an unrestricted view of the fork tips and surroundings. Towards the front, the newly designed EZview mast, console and low-profile dash give maximum visibility. To the rear, the upper corners of the counterweight are angled for clear sightlines in reverse.

Fully Hydostatic Power Steering

Even when the BX50 is sitting still, its Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering (FHPS) system allows east steering. The FHPS system also reduced operator fatigue by eliminating kickback. Operator feel and control are improved by a small-diameter steering wheel and an optional spinner knob allows easier, one-handed steering.

Angled Exhaust Ports

Hot engine air and exhaust gases are tiring to the operator. On the BX50, angled ports aim hot engine air away from the operator while traveling in reverse. Exhaust vents located low on the counterweight keep exhaust gases away from the operator and also away from the floor to avoid stirring up dust.

High Efficiency Drive Train

The high torque delivered by the BX50’s powerful K21 and K25 engines is channeled through a new transmission designed and manufactured by Komatsu. This rugged new drive train features an aluminum alloy transmission case for improved heat dissipation, a high-capacity oil cooler or torque converter, and O-ring face seals to greatly reduce the possibility of leaks. Komatsu’s extensive experience with demanding construction machinery applications led to a highly reliable, highly dust-resistant, double-seal universal joint design in the full floating BX50 drive train.

KOPS Plus Komatsu Operator Presence System

KOPS Plus – standard on the BX50 – locks out lift, lower, tilt and traveling functions when the operator leaves the seat for more than three seconds. They do not resume until the operator returns to the seat and resets the controls. A flashing yellow warning light alerts the operator when the KOPS lock is activated. In addition, the forks cannot be lowered while the key is in the off position. 

Specifications

General          
GENERAL FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Power Type LPG LPG LPG LPG LPG 
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 24 in. (600mm) Load Center 4,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 6,000 lbs 6,500 lbs
Load Distance  From Center Axle (2 Stage) 17.9 in 17.9 in 17.9 in 19.1 in 19.1 in
Wheelbase 65 in  65 in  65 in  66.9 in 66.9 in
           
Weight          
WEIGHT FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Service Weight 7,180 lbs 7,941 lbs 7,941 lbs 9,405 lbs 9,791 lbs
Loaded Front 9,880 lbs 11,360 lbs 11,360 lbs 13,510 lbs 14,200 lbs
Loaded Rear 1,300 lbs 1,590 lbs 1,590 lbs 1,910 lbs 2,110 lbs
Unloaded Front 3,270 lbs 3,110 lbs 3,110 lbs 3,600 lbs 3,480 lbs
Unloaded Rear 3,900 lbs 4,840 lbs 4,840 lbs 5,810 lbs 6,320 lbs
           
Tires          
TIRES FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic
Front 7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I) 28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I)
Rear 6 - 9 - 10PR  6 - 9 - 10PR  6 - 9 - 10PR  6.5 - 10 - 10PR 6.5 - 10 - 10PR
Number of Wheels, Front/Rear 2x / 2 2x / 2 2x / 2 2x / 2 2x / 2
Front 38 in 38 in 38 in 40.4 in 40.4 in
Rear 37.8 in 37.8 in 37.8 in 38 in 38 in
           
Dimensions          
DIMENSIONS FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tilting Angle, Forward/Backward 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6/ 12 deg
Lowered 85.4 in 85.4 in 85.4 in 85 in 88.6 in
Extended 176 in 176 in 176 in 176 in 176 in
Free Lift Height 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in
Maximum Fork Height 128 in 128 in 128 in 128 in 128 in
Height Overhead Guard 83.1 in 83.1 in 83.1 in 83.9 in 83.9 in
Length, with Standard Forks 141.5 in 144.5 in 144.5 in 148.8 in 150.6 in
Length to Fork Face 99.4 in 102.4 in 102.4 in 106.7 in 108.5 in
Overall Width at Drive Tires 45.3 in 45.3 in 45.3 in 48.6 in 48.6 in
Forks, Thickness x Width x Length 1.6 x 3.9 x 42 in 1.6 x 3.9 x 42 in 1.6 x 3.9 x 42 in 2 x 4.9 x 42 in 2 x 4.9 x 42 in
Carriage Width/ITA Class 40.9 in / II 40.9 in / II 40.9 in / II 41 in / III 42.1 in / III
Ground Clearance, Under Mast 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in 5.5 in
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase 6.2 in 6.2 in 6.2 in 7.3 in 7.3 in
Right Angle Stacking Aisle 104.1 in 106.1 in 106.1 in 112.4 in 114.4 in
Turning Radius, Outside 86.2 in 88.2 in 88.2 in 93.3 in 95.3 in
           
Performance          
PERFORMANCE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Travel Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 11.2 / 11.8 mph 11.2 / 11.8 mph 11.2 / 11.8 mph 11.5 / 12.1 mph 10.9 / 11.5 mph
Lifting Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 120 / 124 fpm 120 / 124 fpm 120 / 124 fpm 104 / 124 fpm 104 / 114 fpm
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 3,960 lbs 3,960 lbs 4,720 lbs 4,630 lbs 4,630 lbs
Maximum Gradeability 32% 27% 34% 27% 25.00%
Service Brake, Operation/Control Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic
Parking Brake, Operation/Control Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical
Steering Type FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS
           
Drive          
DRIVE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Engine Manufacturer / Engine Model GCT / K21 GCT / K21 GCT / K25 GCT / K25 GCT / K25
Rated Output (SAE Net) 56 HP @ 2,700 rpm 56 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm
Maximum Torque (SAE Net) 119 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm 119 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm 142 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm 142 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm 142 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
# of Cylinders / Displacement 4 / 126 cu in 4 / 126 cu in 4 / 152 cu in 4 / 152 cu in 4 / 152 cu in
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.3 US Gallons 15.3 US Gallons 15.3 US Gallons 15.3 US Gallons 15.3 US Gallons
           
Other          
OTHER FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Relief Pressure, Maximum 2,650 psi 2,650 psi 2,650 psi 2,650 psi 2,650 psi
Transmission Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift
Sound Level  82dB 82dB 83dB 83dB 83dB

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