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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.

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

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

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

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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