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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Service Weight||7,180 lbs||7,941 lbs||7,941 lbs||9,405 lbs||9,791 lbs|
|Axle Loading||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|
|Tire Size||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|
|Tread||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|
|Tilting Angle, Forward/Backward||6 / 12 deg||6 / 12 deg||6 / 12 deg||6 / 12 deg||6/ 12 deg|
|Mast Height||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Relief Pressure, Maximum||2,650 psi||2,650 psi||2,650 psi||2,650 psi||2,650 psi|