Tag: Komatsu America

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.

A Different Kind of Toy Story

A Different Kind of Toy Story

What I’m looking for are pictures of newly repaired infrastructure, recently crumbling infrastructure, or something that just caught your eye so much that you needed to pull out your phone and capture it.

Is there that one stretch of road on your commute that tests the limits of your vehicle?

Komatsu America Corp. introduces new PC290LL-11 Log Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces new PC290LL-11 Log Loader

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 1, 2017 — Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup.  Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a

Dozer Operating Made Easy

Dozer Operating Made Easy

On construction sites, few machines are as important—or as challenging to operate—as dozers.

Just ask dozer operators who have struggled to hit grade on their job sites. How many extra passes do operators make to hit the right grade levels on a project? The mistakes of dozer operators can cost contractors

Komatsu America Corp. Announces 931XC 8WD Harvester

Komatsu America Corp. Announces 931XC 8WD Harvester

Chattanooga, Tenn., April 4, 2017 — Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the new 931XC (Xtreme Conditions) 8WD harvester. This new 8WD harvesting powerhouse delivers superior performance, productivity, operator comfort and convenience, and serviceability in steep, rough or soft terrain harvesting environments.

 

The Komatsu 931XC has

When to Choose a Trencher

When to Choose a Trencher

Trenchers and excavators each have their place, but, obviously, one is better suited than the other in certain circumstances. This article addresses the kind of projects or circumstances that dictate the use of trenchers.

According to Chris Lynch, sales manager, Mining and Pipeline Group for Vermeer, excavators are still prevalent on

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

Komatsu America CEO Rod Schrader Named to AEM Board of Directors

Komatsu America CEO Rod Schrader Named to AEM Board of Directors

Rolling Meadows, Ill., — January 30, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced Rod Schrader, CEO of Komatsu America Corp., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for the off-road

Choosing an Articulated Vs. Rigid Dump Truck

Choosing an Articulated Vs. Rigid Dump Truck

There are two types of wheeled off-road dump trucks: rigid and articulated. The technology incorporated into each is very similar. They both followed recent tech trends by adding operator enhancements and they all meet EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, notes Kresten Binder, executive vice president for Hydrema

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Rolling Meadows, Ill., — December 15, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC650LC-11 hydraulic excavator. With an operating weight between 140,456 lbs (63710 kg) and 145,284 lbs (65900 kg), the PC650LC-11 maintains the powerful productivity and transportability of the previous model,

Komatsu America Launches New Sales, Support Unit in New Jersey

Komatsu America Launches New Sales, Support Unit in New Jersey

Rolling Meadows, Ill., – December 13, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer today announced the company has formed a new business unit (Komatsu Northeast) and will assume Komatsu’s trade territory for the state of New Jersey effective immediately. This includes all Komatsu construction, mining and

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