Komatsu Hosts Technical Information Seminar, Demo

The intelligent machine control (IMC) is Komatsu’s new fully integrated grade control system.

📅   Tue August 11, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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Lellio Marino (L) and Joe Williamson, both of LM Heavy Civil Construction, headquartered in Massachusetts, and guests of C.N. Wood, are on hand to get some stick time in the new Komatsu D65PX dozer.
Lellio Marino (L) and Joe Williamson, both of LM Heavy Civil Construction, headquartered in Massachusetts, and guests of C.N. Wood, are on hand to get some stick time in the new Komatsu D65PX dozer.
Lellio Marino (L) and Joe Williamson, both of LM Heavy Civil Construction, headquartered in Massachusetts, and guests of C.N. Wood, are on hand to get some stick time in the new Komatsu D65PX dozer. Representatives of Edward Ehrbar Inc. in attendance (L-R) are Kevin Buniva, product support representative; Anthony Olivieri, Connecticut branch manager; Patrick Ahern, president; Stephen Schiavetta, sales manager; Matthew Ahern Sr., executive vice presid Ryan Hazelton (L) of Anderson Equipment reviews the functions of the display panel with Jamie Watkins of Jamco Excavators in South Hampton, N.H. Checking out the spacious cab, Rudy Baker, president of Kingston Equipment Rentals, Kingston, N.Y., is one of Pine Bush Equipment’s guests. Jim McKeever (L) and Tom Shabela, both of Midlantic Machinery, eastern Pennsylvania’s Komatsu dealership, were gathering pertinent information to bring back to their customers. The Komatsu PC210LCi-10 is the first excavator with fully integrated intelligent machine control. Daniel Sullivan, Paula Benard and Sam McRell, all of C.N. Wood, Boston’s Komatsu dealership, made the trek to gather first-hand knowledge and experience with Komatsu’s new products. With Komatsu’s IMC, these dozers nearly drive themselves. Matthew Ahern Sr. (R) has spent many years working at Edward Ehrbar, New York City’s Komatsu dealership, and his son, Matthew Ahern Jr., is following in his footsteps. Cheryl Kading and Ed Kading, owners of Darling Sand and Gravel, graciously made their facility available. (L-R) are Ed Powers, Komatsu America; Jimmy Boniface, Pine Bush Equipment; Cheryl and Ed Kading; and Greg Fiori, Komatsu America.

On July 15, Pine Bush Equipment and Komatsu hosted a technical information seminar and equipment demonstration for Komatsu’s bulldozers and excavators equipped with intelligent machine control. The event was held at Darling Sand and Gravel’s facility in Clinton Corners, N.Y. Darling Sand and Gravel is owned and operated by Ed Kading, whose skills with an excavator are featured on the Animal Planet reality TV show “The Pool Master.”

The intelligent machine control (IMC) is Komatsu’s new fully integrated grade control system. Komatsu’s grade control system is the first in the industry to roll off the factory assembly lines completely integrated into the design and build of the machine, according to the manufacturer. There are no GPS antennas and no coiled up cables that run between the machine and the blade; the Komatsu system offers fully automated operation whether dealing with a rough grade or a finished grade.

This system is available in a variety of sizes in the Komatsu dozer lineup.

Komatsu also took advantage of this event to introduce the PC210LCi-10, the world’s first intelligent machine control excavator. This machine offers Komatsu’s machine control and guidance system fully integrated. The exclusive control function lets the operator focus on moving materials efficiently with no concerns about digging too deep or damaging the targeted surface, according to the manufacturer.