Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Excavator Cabs Get Roll-Over Protection

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Excavator Cabs Get Roll-Over Protection

Article excerpt

KOMATSU Australia has added roll-over protection structures (ROPS) to the cabs of its entire range of Dash 8 excavators.

According to the company, the ROPS are fully compliant with the most recent international standard ISO 12117-2:2008.

The ROPS cabs are the latest part of the factory-fitted safety package offered in the Dash 8 vehicles, which range from the 8-tonne up to the 45-tonne models. The safety package has emergency stop buttons, hose-burst protection and a rear-view camera.

The package offers superior operator safety which translates to greater resale value and improved site acceptance and contract compliance.

"A number of major contractors and clients are insisting that all excavators on major sites are compatible with the new standard," a company spokesperson said.

The cabs also offer "class-leading visibility" around the machine as well as a large interior working space.

It features sound-proofing to as low as 68 dBA Co the lowest in the industry. …

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