RMS Hosts Komatsu Dozer Innovations Open House

Fri July 19, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Road Machinery & Supplies Sales Manager Andy Schwandt welcomes everyone to the Komatsu Dozer Innovations Open House.
Road Machinery & Supplies Sales Manager Andy Schwandt welcomes everyone to the Komatsu Dozer Innovations Open House.
Road Machinery & Supplies Sales Manager Andy Schwandt welcomes everyone to the Komatsu Dozer Innovations Open House. Robbie Koopmeimers (R) of Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minn., gets some technical pointers from Chris Potter, RMS technical solutions expert. (L-R): Phil Majors, territory sales, Road Machinery & Supplies; Jason Ferche, owner, J.R. Ferche Excavating, St. Cloud Minn.; Tyler Peters, office manager, and Jim Cielinski. operator, check out all the new features. Road Machinery & Supplies CFO Dave Johnson (L) with Peter Robson, director of intelligent machine controls of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., in front of the Komatsu 61PXi with the intelligent control system.

Road Machinery & Supplies hosted the Komatsu Dozer Innovations Open House in Savage, Minn., on June 26.

Those who attended got to see firsthand the D61EXi/PXi-23, Komatsu’s first intelligent Machine Control model to the North American market. Due to its first fully automatic blade control, the D61i-23 dozer can perform not only finish grading, which has been possible with conventional machine control, but also rough dozing.

"We are excited to bring to market the next generation of machine control technology with Komatsu’s "intelligent machine control D61i-23," said Peter Robson, director of Intelligent machine controls. "The ease with which the D61i-23 transitions from rough dozing to finish grading with automatic blade control engaged is so seamless that both experienced and inexperienced operators will notice benefits."