Komatsu D65 Dozer – Built for Heavy Loads

Looking for a reliable machine to move heavy loads in soft or wet conditions? The D65PX-18 is specifically engineered for powerful dozing. MSG has a fleet of these large crawler dozers available for sale or rent. Take a look at the options here:

Some of the features that make the Komatsu D65 an ideal choice for a crawler dozer, include:

  • Innovative Technology for Higher Efficiency: Achieves high levels of productivity with the SIGMADOZER® blade, automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and Tier 4 Final engine.
  • Hydrostatic Steering: The long track, low ground pressure Komatsu D65PX-18 crawler dozer has hydrostatic steering (HSS) for smooth, powerful turns and offers better flotation in soft or wet conditions than the EX or WX models.
  • Next Generation Intelligence: Enhanced machine efficiency for work ranging from heavy dozing to finish grading with intelligent Machine Control technologies.
  • Operator Selectable Load Settings: Machine control load settings can be adjusted between presets to tailor response to material conditions.
  • Automatic Transmission with Lockup Torque Converter: The automatic gear shift transmission and lockup torque converter creates a sharp reduction in fuel consumption and greater power train efficiency.

We would love to speak with you about your dozer needs and discuss if the Komatsu D65PX-18 might be the right fit for your upcoming job needs. Give us a call today!


Tips for Handling Heavy Equipment During Winter

Even though heavy construction equipment is built to operate in the tough conditions, a few simple procedures will keep machines in top operating condition during cold and freezing weather.

Keep Visibility Clear
Visibility can be the key to safety – keep machines on the job site clean and windshields free of ice and debris.  Washing your equipment regularly during the winter months will help prevent the build up of corrosive material and rust. Check for cracks, cuts and worn spots on all hydraulic hoses, belts and tires. And always be sure to remove snow, dirt and debris from tires or undercarriages.

Inspections Are Necessary
Don’t forget the inspections, even in the cold weather. It’s tempting to skip the walk around when it is cold, but it could be more important than ever during frigid temperatures. Before you head out, check tire pressure, inspect air line hoses for cracking and make sure all lights are working and free of snow, and dirt.

Battery Care
Cold weather causes batteries to generate nearly twice as many cranking amps in order to turn over, so keep yours charged and warm for easy starting. Frozen batteries can be a hazard. You can always use heat tape to keep your batteries, wires, and hoses from freezing.

Warm Up the Engine
Before you begin to work, warm the engine and help prevent the intake and exhaust valves from sticking by running your engine until it reaches operating temperature. Cycle through all of the machine’s functions to distribute warmed oil until they all operate with ease.

Tires Should Be Properly Inflated
Cold weather can cause tires to lose air quicker. Always check your tires at the beginning of a shift to make sure they are filled to the proper pounds per square inch for your machine and inflate the tires in a heated area if possible.

Handling DEF in Freezing Temperatures
Diesel Exhaust Fluid freezes at prolonged exposure to temperatures of 12 degrees or lower, so make sure the area you choose to store it at is well-insulated. Like water, DEF will expand up to 7% when frozen and can damage the storage tank if it is full or nearly full when it freezes. Keeping your DEF tank less than full in cold temperatures is ideal.

Be sure to continue to take care of your excavators, bulldozers, cranes, forklifts, backhoes, dump trucks, and skid steers during the winter months. A few basic steps and precautions will ensure that your equipment continues running at peak shape.

Open the Door to a New Career!

We love what we do.

We are always looking for great people to join our team at MSG.

Some of the positions we have available include:

  • Diesel Truck Technician
  • Haul Truck Driver
  • Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Shop Mechanic
  • Fuel and Lube Truck Driver
  • End Dump Truck Driver

Apply directly on our careers page:

We look forward to hearing from you!