East Coast Komatsu Distribution Branches now Members of Sourcewell Cooperative Pricing and Purchasing Program

South Plainfield, NJ, August 1, 2019 – Komatsu today announced it can now support local government and public agencies who source contracts through Sourcewell (formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance) through any of the 15 Komatsu-owned branches on the east coast. Sourcewell is one of the largest governmental cooperative agencies in North America, representing more […]

Komatsu Integrated Machine Proactive Dozing Control System Automation Guarantees You a Level of Efficiency

When you buy a new smartphone, you don’t only use it to make phone calls. Smartphones let you do far more than simply phone home, so why only use it for 10 or 20 percent of its capabilities? Likewise, why only use the machine control on your dozer for finish grade? Our new Proactive Dozing […]

Komatsu Distributors have nearly 300 Years of Combined Service

May 24, 2019 We take pride in the fact that we have decades-long business partnerships with our Komatsu distributors. To celebrate the history and longevity of our company and associates, we’re highlighting distributor partners from across the country. Each, in their own way, helped make Komatsu a success in North America. Collectively, they represent nearly […]

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 […]

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