Tag: Komatsu

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.

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Modern earthmoving operations require a contradictory balance. They must combine the brute force of massive earthmoving in order to maximize productivity, with the finesse of accurate control so as to minimize the cost of unnecessary soil removal. The brute force part is easy to visualize in any piece of heavy equipment

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Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

“I feel like a conductor,” says Ted Civetta with a grin as he stands amidst the bustle of New York City and watches the seemingly choreographed movements of excavators and breakers in a pit 55 feet below him.

No More One Trick Pony

No More One Trick Pony

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

Finesse and Brute Force

Finesse and Brute Force

Modern earthmoving operations require a contradictory balance. They must combine the brute force of massive earthmoving in order to maximize productivity, with the finesse of accurate control so as to minimize the cost of unnecessary soil removal. The brute force part is easy to visualize in any piece of heavy equipment

Excavators and Robotics

Excavators and Robotics

Many owners of grading and excavation contracting companies concur: finding enough skilled employees to execute jobs continues to be difficult.

The answer to that challenge may lie in more robotic-like machines. Machines that do more on their own—without human intervention—will require fewer employees. On the other hand, robotics may even attract

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

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