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Komatsu Hydrostatic Forklifts Used in Timber Handling Applications Featured

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Komatsu is a well-known manufacturer of construction and industrial equipment, including material handling. The FH Series forklifts are those that use hydrostatic transmissions

which provide a smoother acceleration and enhanced control compared to traditional mechanical transmissions.

In timber handling applications, Komatsu Hydrostatic forklifts can offer several advantages:

  • Precision and Control: Hydrostatic transmissions allow for precise control of the forklift's speed and direction. This can be especially beneficial when navigating through tight spaces or around delicate timber loads.
  • Smooth Operation: Hydrostatic systems offer seamless acceleration and deceleration, minimizing jerky movements. This is crucial when transporting timber to prevent damage to both the forklift and the materials.
  • Adaptability: Timber handling often requires versatility in maneuvering, as logs and timber products come in various sizes and shapes. Hydrostatic forklifts enable operators to make gradual and precise adjustments, facilitating safe and efficient handling by reducing operator fatigue.



  • Reduced Wear and Tear: The hydrostatic transmission's design results in fewer mechanical components and reduced friction during operation. This can lead to decreased wear and tear on the forklift, potentially extending its lifespan and reducing maintenance needs.
  • Increased Productivity: The responsive nature of hydrostatic transmissions can lead to increased operator efficiency. This means quicker and more controlled movements, resulting in higher productivity during timber handling tasks.
  • Safety: Timber handling can be hazardous due to the size and weight of the materials being transported. Hydrostatic forklifts' smooth acceleration and deceleration contribute to safer operations, reducing the risk of accidents or damage.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Hydrostatic systems can optimize power delivery, potentially leading to improved fuel efficiency compared to traditional transmissions, which could be beneficial for both cost savings and environmental considerations.


It's important to note that while hydrostatic forklifts offer several advantages for timber handling applications, the suitability of a particular model depends on factors such as the size and weight of the timber loads, the terrain of the working environment and specific operational requirements. If you're considering using Komatsu Hydrostatic forklifts for timber handling, it's recommended for us to view your particular application site and speak with Komatsu Forklift representative to choose the right model depending on your needs.


Upgrade to Komatsu's Hydrostatic forklifts for your timber handling experience precision, efficiency and improved safety performance.


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