Tag Archives: Komatsu

New and Improved PC700LC-8 from Komatsu

Comfort, safety and performance benefits at the heart of new 70-tonne class hydraulic excavator According to Komatsu, the most significant improvements to their new PC700LC-8 hydraulic excavator centre on the operator environment, with comfort, safety and precision at the forefront. As with all Komatsu excavators, the PC700LC-8 comes with a low-noise comfortable cab featuring a […]

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Hexangular-Shaped Cab Provides Greater Visibility for Komatsu Grader

Komatsu’s GD655-5 motor grader is powered by their 218-hp SAA6D107E-1 engine and has a standard configuration weight of 35,351 pounds. The power train design positions the engine at the rear of the machine, which – along with the increased weight on the front axle – provides better control. Komatsu engine technology provides a three-stage, 2-mode […]

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Komatsu Has No Plans to Buy Joy Global After Study, CEO Says

Komatsu Ltd. (6301), the world’s second- biggest maker of dump trucks, has no plans to bid for Joy Global Inc. (JOY) after studying the U.S. company as there are few synergies to aid its foray into underground mining equipment. “While we often consider mergers and acquisitions, it wouldn’t be beneficial for us to do so […]

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Komatsu Equipment Celebrates 60 Years

Komatsu Equipment Company will celebrate its 60th year in business in 2012 with customer and employee events throughout the year. Originally founded in 1952 as Rocky Mountain Machinery Company in Salt Lake City, the company merged with Pioneer Equipment Company in 1997 to form what is now Komatsu Equipment Company. Each of Komatsu Equipment’s six […]

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Komatsu Enhances Comfort on Mining Dozers

Komatsu has released a ride enhancement package for its D375A-6 and D475A-5EO mining dozers to improve its reputation in the comfort stakes. Komatsu Australia’s bulldozers and excavators product manager, David Laidlaw, said a number of significant modifications to the undercarriage, as well as the cab mountings had been made to address perception on comfort and […]

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Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its WA500-7 wheel loader. The WA500-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine with a net horsepower of 353 and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified.  Komatsu says it has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation – building on its proven Tier 3 engine […]

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New Komatsu plant at Wacol

KOMATSU Australia has opened a new, state-of-the-art regional headquarters at Wacol, south-west of Brisbane. Completed for a cost of more than $55 million, the project employed up to 400 workers in the construction phase and will create the opportunity for about 150 permanent employees. Managing director of Komatsu Australia Sean Taylor said the Wacol facility […]

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A 38-Ton Custom Bulldozer Crushes Leftover Landmines

After decades of strife, occupation, and conflict, Afghanistan has been left pockmarked with an estimated ten million anti-personnel landmines in its soils. It's a bad situation. There are mines like the the Soviet PFM-1 butterfly mine—especially popular with small children, who mistake it for a toy. But an anti-mine machine from Komatsu is working across […]

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KHL: Construction Equipment Sales Grew 25% Worldwide in 2011

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 billion, set in 2008, prior to the global financial crisis. The Yellow Table, which […]

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