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.

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

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

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

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway

The New Art of Dozing

The New Art of Dozing

Alongtime bulldozer operator knows their machine. Getting the right grade takes precision, and a great operator can get the right angle without always seeing over the blade. It’s all about feel.

When a trained operator is at the helm, they don’t hesitate. They don’t second-guess. They know how their machine is supposed 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

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

Reader Profile: Trevor Scherber

Reader Profile: Trevor Scherber

Just a few years ago, Trevor Scherber was eating a lot of hot dog dinners as he was investing all of his money into his second company, T. Scherber in Rogers, MN. “He played every role,” notes his fiancé, Missy Redman. “In the morning he did sales. During the day

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