The new Komatsu 951XC, is an eight-wheeled harvester that combines tried and tested innovations with new solutions, and the third addition to Komatsu’s eight-wheeled harvester range.
The Komatsu 951XC is optimized for use with the Komatsu C164—a harvester head specially designed for logging large trees. Thanks to the eight-wheel design, the 951XC delivers lower ground pressure, meaning less impact on the forest floor. It is mainly intended for final logging in hilly terrain and on soft ground. Another important factor when working in steep terrain is stability. The Komatsu 951XC has a number of features that make it one of the most stable harvesters on the market. In addition to the tried-and-tested Komatsu concept, the eight-wheeled XC series harvesters have a bogie on the rear frame with two suspension systems—comprised of the swinging rear axle and a bogie—giving the machines completely unique handling characteristics.