More and more innovative technologies were applied to products with a heavy focus on hydraulic shovels. Using mechatronics for engine control was one of the examples of Japan's advanced electronics technology that surpassed the world standards.
In addition to 16 and 20-ton model, a 25-ton model was introduced.
Equipped with OSS(Over Safety System), all controlling devices were positioned at one location where the operator could easily check. The rear turning radius was as tight as 3.2m, making turning in small or crowded spaces very smooth. Low fuel consumption was realized thanks to "Torque converter with lock up clutch".
Maximum rating load: 25 tons
There were other construction machines built by Komatsu over the years. We can see how the various designs mirrored different eras if we look at them set against the flow of history.