This Komatsu HM400-3 articulated truck, provided by the city of Denton, was used in the Road-E-O competition.
The city of Denton, Texas, hosted the 2016 TxSWANA Road-E-O at the city landfill, and Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., was there to ensure that its long-time customer's event was a successful one.
Kirby-Smith sponsored the event's opening reception and also actively participated in the event itself, with four Kirby-Smith employees from three branches volunteering to serve as judges in the landfill equipment category.
TxSWANA is the Lone Star chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). TxSWANA is made up of more than 400 individual members from various areas of the Solid Waste Industry. Each year the organization hosts an equipment “road-e-o” for its members with various equipment competitions across landfill equipment, mechanic and truck categories. Winners at this year's TxSWANA Road-E-O earn the right to compete at the International SWANA Road-E-O in Dublin, Ga.
Kirby-Smith has several customers who actively participate in TxSWANA's Road-E-O each year, including the city of Denton and the city of Dallas.
The city of Denton has purchased several pieces of Komatsu Tier IV Interim equipment from Kirby-Smith in recent years, including a D65EX-17 bulldozer, HM400-3 articulated truck, PC490LC-10 excavator and a converted Komatsu articulated truck equipped with an 8000-gal. (30,283 L) water tank.
Hosting the event allowed Denton the opportunity to put its Kirby-Smith equipment on display and to allow operators from all over the state to get in the cab and experience Komatsu for themselves. Two equipment pieces from the city's package of Komatsu equipment, the D65EX17 bulldozer and an HM400-3 articulated truck, were used in the Road-E-O competition.
The event proved to be a triumph for TxSWANA with Denton, Dallas, Irving, El Paso, Lubbock, Abilene, Houston, San Antonio and Plano participating in the competition.