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IC pneumatic forklift

BX50 Series

  • Tire type Pneumatic Pneumatic
  • Power type LPG/Dual fuel LPG/Dual fuel
  • Capacity 1 815 - 2 950 kg 4,000 - 6,500 lbs.

Big power and performance

The BX50 IC pneumatic forklift combines Komatsu’s long history of rigorous engineering in construction equipment with features designed to increase efficiency and reduce operator fatigue.

  • Fuel efficiency helps lower costs
  • Rugged, construction-inspired drive train
  • Designed for higher efficiency through improved operator comfort

Features and benefits

Enhanced safety for employees and goods

The Komatsu Operator Presence System (KOPS) Plus, standard with BX50 series, locks out lift, lower, tilt and travel functions when the operator leaves the seat for more than three seconds. The forks cannot lower while the key is in the off position.

High-efficiency drivetrain

Our expertise in construction is behind the BX50’s full floating drive train. High torque delivered by powerful engines is channeled through a heat dissipating aluminum transmission case and a rugged dust- and leak-resistant, double-seal U-joint design.

Multiple solutions to reduce operator fatigue

The fully hydrostatic power steering (FHPS) system offers you easy steering even at slow speeds and is engineered to eliminate kickback. Further improving operator feel are a small-diameter steering wheel and optional spinner knob for one-handed control.

Advanced ergonomic design

Designed to improve operator comfort and reduce fatigue, the Komatsu Komfort Zone is a dual floating structure: dampening mounts protect the frame from engine vibration; additional mounts isolate your operators from the frame. Sealed floorboard reduces engine noise and heat.

Angled ports to manage exhaust and dust

Hot engine air, dust and exhaust can affect operators over time. The BX50 series’ angled exhaust ports in the counterweight aim exhaust away while traveling in reverse. Exhaust vents low on the counterweight point away from the ground and don’t stir up dust.

Excellent sightlines front and rear

An unrestricted view of the fork tips and surroundings for the operator. The thoughtfully designed EZ view mast, console and low-profile dash provide outstanding forward visibility. Upper corners of the counterweight are angled for clear sightlines in reverse.

Specifications for BX50

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General
GENERAL FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Power Type LPG LPG LPG LPG LPG
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 600mm Load Center 1 815 kg 2 270 kg 2 270 kg 2 725 kg 2 950 kg
Load Distance  From Center Axle
(2 Stage)
455 mm 455 mm 455 mm 485 mm 485 mm
Wheelbase 1 650 mm 1 650 mm 1 650 mm 1 700 mm 1 700 mm
GENERAL FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Power Type LPG LPG LPG LPG LPG
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 24 in 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
Weight
WEIGHT FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Service Weight 3 255 kg 3 605 kg 3 605 kg 4 270 kg 4 445 kg
Axle Loading,
Loaded Front
4 480 kg 5 155 kg 5 155 kg 6 130 kg 6 440 kg
Axle Loading,
Loaded Rear
590 kg 720 kg 720 kg 865 kg 955 kg
Axle Loading,
Unloaded Front
1 485 kg 1 410 kg 1 410 kg 1 635 kg 1 580 kg
Axle Loading,
Unloaded Rear
1 770 kg 2 195 kg 2 195 kg 2 635 kg 2 865 kg
WEIGHT FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Service Weight 7,180 lbs. 7,950 lbs. 7,950 lbs. 9,410 lbs. 9,800 lbs.
Axle Loading,
Loaded Front
9,880 lbs. 11,360 lbs. 11,360 lbs. 13,510 lbs. 14,200 lbs.
Axle Loading,
Loaded Rear
1,300 lbs. 1,590 lbs. 1,590 lbs. 1,910 lbs. 2,110 lbs.
Axle Loading,
Unloaded Front
3,270 lbs. 3,110 lbs. 3,110 lbs. 3,600 lbs. 3,480 lbs.
Axle Loading,
Unloaded Rear
3,900 lbs. 4,840 lbs. 4,840 lbs. 5,810 lbs. 6,320 lbs.
Tires
TIRES FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic
Tire Size - Front 7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I) 28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I)
Tire Size - 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 965 mm 965 mm 965 mm 1 025 mm 1 025 mm
Tread - Rear 960 mm 960 mm 960 mm 965 mm 965 mm
TIRES FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic Pneumatic
Tire Size - Front 7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  7 - 12 - 12PR  28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I) 28 x 9 - 15 - 12PR (I)
Tire Size - 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
Tread - Rear 37.8 in 37.8 in 37.8 in 38 in 38 in
Dimensions
DIMENSIONS FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tilting Angle - 2 stage masts, Forward/Backward 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6/ 12 deg
Tilting Angle - 3 stage masts, Forward/Backward 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg
Mast Height - Lowered 2 170 mm 2 170 mm 2 170 mm 2 160 mm 2 250 mm
Mast Height - Extended 4 470 mm 4 470 mm 4 470 mm 4 470 mm 4 470 mm
Free Lift Height 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm
Maximum Fork Height 3 250 mm 3 250 mm 3 250 mm 3 250 mm 3 250 mm
Height Overhead Guard 2 110 mm 2 110 mm 2 110 mm 2 130 mm 2 130 mm
Length, with Standard Forks 3 595 mm 3 670 mm 3 670 mm 3 780 mm 3 825 mm
Length to Fork Face 2 525 mm 2 600 mm 2 600 mm 2 710 mm 2 755 mm
Overall Width at Drive Tires 1 150 mm 1 150 mm 1 150 mm 1 235 mm 1 235 mm
Forks, Thickness x Width x Length 40 x 100 x 1 070 mm 40 x 100 x 1 070 mm 40 x 100 x 1 070 mm 50 x 125 x 1 070 mm 50 x 125 x 1 070 mm
Carriage Width/ITA Class 1 040 mm / II 1 040 mm / II 1 040 mm / II 1 041 mm / III 1 041 mm / III
Ground Clearance, Under Mast 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm 140 mm
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase 160 mm 160 mm 160 mm 190 mm 190 mm
Right Angle Stacking Aisle 2 645 mm 2 695 mm 2 695 mm 2 855 mm 2 905 mm
Turning Radius, Outside 2 190 mm 2 240 mm 2 240 mm 2 370 mm 2 420 mm
DIMENSIONS FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Tilting Angle - 2 stage masts, Forward/Backward 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6 / 12 deg 6/ 12 deg
Tilting Angle - 3 stage masts, Forward/Backward 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg 6 / 5 deg
Mast Height - Lowered 85.5 in 85.5 in 85.5 in 85.5 in 88.5 in
Mast Height - 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 4 x 42 in 1.6 x 4 x 42 in 1.6 x 4 x 42 in 2 x 5 x 42 in 2 x 5 x 42 in
Carriage Width/ITA Class 41 in / II 41 in / II 41 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 6.3 in 6.3 in 6.3 in 7.5 in 7.5 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
Performance
PERFORMANCE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Travel Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 18 / 19 kph 18 / 19 kph 18 / 19 kph 18.5 / 19.5 kph 17.5 / 18.5 kph
Lifting Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 610 / 630 mm/s 610 / 630 mm/s 610 / 630 mm/s 530 / 630 mm/s 530 / 630 mm/s
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 500 / 500 mm/s 500 / 500 mm/s 500 / 500 mm/s 500 / 500 mm/s 500 / 500 mm/s
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 17.6 kN 17.6 kN 21 kN 20.6 kN 20.6 kN
Maximum Gradeability 32% 27% 34% 27% 25%
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
Steering Type FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS
PERFORMANCE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
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 / 124 fpm
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm 98 / 98 fpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 4,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs. 4,700 lbs. 4,600 lbs. 4,600 lbs.
Maximum Gradeability 32% 27% 34% 27% 25%
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
Steering Type FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS FHPS
Drive
DRIVE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Engine Manufacturer / Engine Model GCT / GK21 GCT / GK21 GCT / GK25 GCT / GK25 GCT / GK25
Rated Output (SAE Net) 40 kW @ 2 700 rpm 40 kW @ 2 700 rpm 44 kW @ 2 700 rpm 44 kW @ 2 700 rpm 44 kW @ 2 700 rpm
Maximum Torque (SAE Net) 151 Nm @ 2 000 rpm 151 Nm @ 2 000 rpm 152 Nm @ 2 000 rpm 152 Nm @ 2 000 rpm 152 Nm @ 2 000 rpm
# of Cylinders / Displacement 4 / 2 065 cm3 4 / 2 065 cm3 4 / 2 488 cm3 4 / 2 488 cm3 4 / 2 488 cm3
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 58 L 58 L 58 L 58 L
DRIVE FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Engine Manufacturer / Engine Model GCT / GK21 GCT / GK21 GCT / GK25 GCT / GK25 GCT / GK25
Rated Output (SAE Net) 54 HP @ 2,700 rpm 54 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm 60 HP @ 2,700 rpm
Maximum Torque (SAE Net) 111 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm 111 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm 136 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm 136 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm 136 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm
# of Cylinders / Displacement 4 / 126 in3 4 / 126 in3 4 / 152 in3 4 / 152 in3 4 / 152 in3
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.3 US gal 15.3 US gal 15.3 US gal 15.3 US gal 15.3 US gal
Other
OTHER FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Relief Pressure, Maximum 181 bar 181 bar 181 bar 181 bar 181 bar
Transmission Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift
Sound Level  82 dB 82 dB 83 dB 83 dB 83 dB
OTHER FG20T-16 FG25T-16 FG25HT-16 FG30HT-16 FG32HT-16
Relief Pressure, Maximum 2,630 psi 2,630 psi 2,630 psi 2,630 psi 2,630 psi
Transmission Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift Powershift
Sound Level  82 dB 82 dB 83 dB 83 dB 83 dB
  • Low profile dash display: Fuel Gauge, Water Temperature Gauge and Hour Meter
  • Indicator lights: Neutral/Return to Neutral, Low Oil Pressure, Low Battery/ Alternator, Hydraulic Lock (Operator Presence), Check Engine Warning and Maintenance Error Code
  • Drawbar Pin in Counterweight
  • Electronic Ignition, Anti-Restart Ignition Switch
  • Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering
  • LED Tail/Stop/Rear Turn Lights
  • High-Mount Air Intake
  • Horn with Actuator on Center of Steering Wheel
  • Three Piece Overhead Guard
  • Three Function Hydraulic Control Valve
  • Parking Brake with Double-Action Release
  • Tilting Steering Column
  • Large, Open Floor Space with Operator Compartment Suspended-Mount Pedals
  • Transmission Torque Converter Oil Cooler
  • Load Backrest
  • Spacious Step Area, Large Entry Handgrip and Wide Open Floor Space allows easy entry/exit to the Komfort Zone
  • Engine Protection System
  • ITA Class II or Class III Fork Carriage
  • ITA Class II or Class III Forks
  • Critical Wiring Harness Connectors are Waterproof
  • Contoured, Easy to Grip, Hydraulic Control Lever Knobs
  • Overhead Guard Mounted LED Headlights
  • Stationary LP Tank Bracket
  • "Komfort S" Full Suspension Seat - Vinyl with Orange Seat Belt
  • TIRES:
    • Single Drive, Pneumatic
    • Steer, Pneumatic
  • Low profile dash display: Fuel Gauge, Water Temperature Gauge and Hour Meter
  • Indicator lights: Neutral/Return to Neutral, Low Oil Pressure, Low Battery/ Alternator, Hydraulic Lock (Operator Presence), Check Engine Warning and Maintenance Error Code
  • Drawbar Pin in Counterweight
  • Electronic Ignition, Anti-Restart Ignition Switch
  • Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering
  • LED Tail/Stop/Rear Turn Lights
  • High-Mount Air Intake
  • Horn with Actuator on Center of Steering Wheel
  • Three Piece Overhead Guard
  • Three Function Hydraulic Control Valve
  • Parking Brake with Double-Action Release
  • Tilting Steering Column
  • Large, Open Floor Space with Operator Compartment Suspended-Mount Pedals
  • Transmission Torque Converter Oil Cooler
  • Load Backrest
  • Spacious Step Area, Large Entry Handgrip and Wide Open Floor Space allows easy entry/exit to the Komfort Zone
  • Engine Protection System
  • ITA Class II or Class III Fork Carriage
  • ITA Class II or Class III Forks
  • Critical Wiring Harness Connectors are Waterproof
  • Contoured, Easy to Grip, Hydraulic Control Lever Knobs
  • Overhead Guard Mounted LED Headlights
  • Stationary LP Tank Bracket
  • "Komfort S" Full Suspension Seat - Vinyl with Orange Seat Belt
  • TIRES:
    • Single Drive, Pneumatic
    • Steer, Pneumatic
  • Warning Lights & Audible Travel Alarms
  • Tilt Cylinder Boots
  • Cotton-Core Radiator
  • Spinner Knob Steering Wheel
  • Dual-Fuel System
  • Sideshifter - Integral or Hang-On
  • 4-Way Valve and Internal Hosing
  • Seats
  • Tires
  • Masts: 2-Stage, 3-Stage & 4-Stage
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Attachments
  • Rear Assist Grip with Horn Button
  • Steel Cab
  • FORKS:
    • 915 mm
    • 1,070 mm
    • 1,220 mm
    • 1,370 mm
    • 1,520 mm
    • 1,820 mm
  • Warning Lights & Audible Travel Alarms
  • Tilt Cylinder Boots
  • Cotton-Core Radiator
  • Spinner Knob Steering Wheel
  • Dual-Fuel System
  • Sideshifter - Integral or Hang-On
  • 4-Way Valve and Internal Hosing
  • Seats
  • Tires
  • Masts: 2-Stage, 3-Stage & 4-Stage
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Attachments
  • Rear Assist Grip with Horn Button
  • Steel Cab
  • FORKS:
    • 36 in.
    • 42 in.
    • 48 in. 
    • 54 in. 
    • 60 in. 
    • 72 in.

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