Kawasaki to Exhibit Snowplows at Trade Show

Jan. 28, 2008

55DV HTR406 HTR83


HTR406 HTR83

Tokyo, January 28, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. will be exhibiting its snowplows jointly with its group companies, Nichijo Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki Construction Machinery, Hokkaido Ltd., at the Josetsu Kikai Tenjikai (a snow removal equipment trade show) to be held on January 31 and February 1 in Chitose, Hokkaido.

One of the four featured models is Kawasaki’s 55DV high-speed snow dozer equipped with a long sliding blade. The 55DV boasts twice the acceleration speed of conventional wheeled snow dozers, with a traffic-friendly top speed of 49 kph. It can reach snow-clearing destinations without causing traffic congestion en route for efficient snow removal operations.

Also on display at the show will be three models from Nichijo Manufacturing.

The HTR406 is a rotary snowplow with a 2.6 m clearing width powered by a 328 kW engine. It is suitable for snow removal operations for main and mountain roads as well as airports and highways in heavy snow regions.

The HTR265 is a medium-sized rotary snowplow with a 2.2 m clearing width. Powered by a 220 kW engine, it handles a wide range of snow removal operations from snow transporting and dumping to roadway snow removal in mountain and urban areas.

The HTR83 is a compact 68 kW class rotary snowplow with a clearing width of 1.3 m. It is suitable for clearing sidewalks and narrow roads.