Tag Archives: Komatsu

Komatsu Backhoe Loaders

What is a Backhoe Loader? A backhoe loader is a versatile, multipurpose machine that can be used as an excavator and as a loader and which allows you to quickly travel on the road to the jobsite. Backhoe loaders are available in various configurations, with the main difference being the steering modes (e.g., four-wheel steering […]

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Komatsu PC4000 Mining Shovel

Komatsu PC4000 hydraulic mining shovel has an operating weight between 855,500 and 879,800 pounds and a bucket capacity of 29 cubic yards. Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel provides 1,875 horsepower. Electric drive is also available. Backhoe breakout force is 250,000 pounds, and loading shovel crowd force is 300,000 pounds. The excavator matches to trucks ranging from 150 […]

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Is it Time for a New Wheel Loader?

Advanced electronics, drivetrain refinements make the case for a new machine               Volvo says its L110G and L120G models offered significant improvements over previous models, including a 25 percent increase in lifting force. As you’ve waited for the economy to turn, your wheel loaders have aged, and now those […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption. The Deere & Company Board of Directors announced their quarterly dividend at $.46 a share for common stock. John […]

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Komatsu America Releases D61-23 Crawler Dozers

Komatsu America Corp. introduced its line of D61-23 crawler dozers. Using its popular D51-22 as a design starting point, Komatsu refined the dozer design to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim regulations while providing more owner- and operator-focused features, all bundled in a larger 130 to 160 HP package. komatsu wheel loader New longer track-on-ground standard (EX) […]

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The New Komatsu PC210LC-10

Komatsu has introduced an all new version of its mid-20 tonne range machine, the PC210LC-10, that it claims offers greater lifting power, lower fuel consumption and an improved operator environment. In addition, improved serviceability and efficiency combine to maximise productivity and reduce operating costs. Available in weights up to 23.5 tonnes, depending on specification, the […]

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Komatsu Equipment Breaks Ground on New Branch

Groundbreaking on the new Komatsu Equipment Company branch in Rock Springs, Wyo., was held Aug 8. State, local and company officials all gathered at the future site of Komatsu Equipment’s newest branch location to celebrate the event. The company is building its new facility on five acres of land, located at the intersection of Jonah […]

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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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