Komatsu Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Komatsu Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The current models meet Tier 4 Final…

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Kids and construction. The love affair begins as soon as little ones are just tall enough to peek out the car window and see a…

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Putting rookie operators in the driver seats of heavy equipment is the last thing most contractors do. At risk are machines sometimes valued at hundreds…

Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu Host 40 Students Who Traveled 1,000 Miles to Learn More about Construction

Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu Host 40 Students Who Traveled 1,000 Miles to Learn More about Construction

Forty high school students from Warren County High School in Warrenton, NC, took a 20-hour bus ride to Hastings, MN, to learn about job prospects…

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

The long arm of a mini excavator has become a pretty powerful and popular tool for American contractors. Fitted with a bucket, hammer, brush cutter,…

Komatsu to Buy and Convert Four NM and TX Distributor Locations into Komatsu Southwest

Komatsu to Buy and Convert Four NM and TX Distributor Locations into Komatsu Southwest

Locations will support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer today announced the purchase of four branches…

Komatsu Excavators — 2016 Spec Guide

Komatsu Excavators — 2016 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The current models meet Tier 4 Final…

Komatsu CARE Program Celebrates 60,000th Service Interval

Komatsu CARE Program Celebrates 60,000th Service Interval

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, and its distributor, Columbus Equipment Co., recently announced the completion of Komatsu CARE’s 60,000th service interval….

Companies Showcase Latest Construction Trends at Giant Bauma Trade Fair

Companies Showcase Latest Construction Trends at Giant Bauma Trade Fair

New products, processes and solutions are at the heart of every trade fair. Needless to say, this is especially true of bauma, the largest trade…

The Hot Markets and Popular Equipment of the 2016 Rental Industry

The Hot Markets and Popular Equipment of the 2016 Rental Industry

“Rent” is a four-letter word that nevertheless continues to spark good feelings among equipment company executives and their customers. In 2016, compact machinery will again…

Innovative Iron Award: Komatsu America’s PC55MR-5 Compact Excavator Goes Wireless

Innovative Iron Award: Komatsu America’s PC55MR-5 Compact Excavator Goes Wireless

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a year’s worth of creative ideas in the off-highway equipment industry…

Komatsu Introduces New PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 Hydraulic Excavators

Komatsu Introduces New PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 Hydraulic Excavators

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the new PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 hydraulic excavators, two machines with tight tail swing radii,…

Komatsu Excavators — 2015 Spec Guide

Komatsu Excavators — 2015 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. Today’s newest members of the compact family…

Komatsu America Introduces PC78US-10 Excavator

Komatsu America Introduces PC78US-10 Excavator

Thanks to a tight tail-swing radius, offset boom and contoured cab design, Komatsu America Corp.’s PC78US-10 hydraulic excavator allows operators to work in confined spaces…

The Bucket List: Popular Bucket Options for Compact Excavators

The Bucket List: Popular Bucket Options for Compact Excavators

Professional diggers know that no one bucket is ideal for every excavation job. A drainage expert would probably rely on a ditching bucket, while an…

Compact Excavators – 2014 Spec Guide

Compact Excavators – 2014 Spec Guide

Over the past two decades, the small, tool-carrier excavator has found its home in the American construction equipment fleet. It’s a machine that migrated from…

Komatsu Compact Excavators — 2014 Spec Guide

Komatsu Compact Excavators — 2014 Spec Guide

Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. Today’s newest member of the compact family is the PC88MR-10: One of the only excavators in…

The scoop on GPS grading tools

GPS grading tools provide significant jumps in productivity — allowing users to accomplish grading tasks faster with lower material usage, fewer personnel and better control of material costs. Changes over the last few years include fully automated grad