Technology and the Environment Lead Construction Trends That Will Continue Through 2019

There are common factors that have always defined trends in the construction industry. Elements such as labor (be it shortages or surpluses), the economy and technology determine what gets built where, when and how. These elements have led to the rise of entire philosophies to boost profits and maximize value, such as the lean construction […]

Komatsu creates Autonomous Haulage Center of Excellence

TUCSON, AZ (April 9, 2019) — Bringing together product, technology and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announces the launch of its global Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS). The Tucson, Arizona-based CoE team will be responsible for AHS strategy, planning, marketing, sales support and training; enabling Komatsu to respond faster to […]

Komatsu announces purchase of forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

Komatsu aquires TimberPro

Rolling Meadows, Ill., February 19, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp. a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TimberPro, Inc. The acquisition is expected to close on April 1st 2019, subject to completion of the closing conditions. Established in 2002, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built […]

Making Drones Work for You on the Job Site

It’s well known that drone deployment in construction is growing exponentially, but how exactly are the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) machines employed? To learn more about the specifics, Construction Equipment Guide spoke with two SpawGlass staff members: Richard Evans, a drone integration specialist, and Grady Frank, a quality control superintendent, about how drones are having an impact […]

Komatsu First to Operate Autonomous Haulage System Over Dedicated Private LTE Network

Komatsu FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This is the mining industry’s first AHS enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability, while adhering to […]

Pine Bush Equipment Hosts Networking Dinner

Networking dinner

PBE Komatsu Smart Construction Group TSE Robert Light and Komatsu Smart Construction Manager Kevin Schoelkopf recently hosted a networking dinner with owners of Komatsu Intelligent Machine Control excavators and dozers. Rob assists our business partners with their new Komatsu Integrated Machine Control equipment. A Komatsu TSE (Technology Solutions Expert) will arrange for a demonstration of […]

Buider Confidence Drops as Housing Affordability Issues Rise, Says NAHB

construction worker

Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory. “Builders report that they continue to see signs of consumer demand for new […]

Tracks in theSnow: Properly Equipped, Compact Track Loaders Can Excel at Winter Work

Kubota SVL95 compact track loader pushing snow

Compact track loaders extend seasons. During the wet weather months, these track machines can work earlier and later where skid steers can’t (because tracks have better flotation, so they don’t tear up surfaces or get stuck). In winter, heavier track loaders can gear up for snow removal too, even though traditionally many gravitate toward skid […]

Komatsu Excavators Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Komatsu PC88 excavator

  SIX COMPACT DIGGERS FEATURE ADVANCED SYSTEMS LIKE KOMTRAX AND CLSS Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The company’s compact excavators have many of the same features as Komatsu’s larger excavators with the same built-in reliability and quality, including steel castings in high stress areas like the boom foot. In addition, design improvements […]

Komatsu at CEATEC JAPAN 2018: Displaying new technologies in the making of future construction jobsites

Komatsu autonomous hydra

Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereafter “Komatsu”) is participating in “CEATEC JAPAN 2018” for the first time. In this four-day event held in Makuhari Messe from October 16 to 19, Komatsu is introducing new challenges taken up by its SMARTCONSTRUCTION under the theme of safer, more productive and smart construction jobsites of the […]


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