Following the successful launch of Komatsu’s first intelligent Machine Control dozer into the North American market last June, Komatsu America will be expanding its family of iMC crawler dozers to include other popular-sized machines prior to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 which will be held in early March. By the time of the show, there will be four Komatsu America iMC dozer models in the market.
In the past, crawler dozers have been able to perform high-precision finish grading only after installing an add-on machine control system. However, Komatsu’s iMC dozers perform rough dozing as well as finish grading in automatic mode, because of the fully automatic blade control.
When rough dozing, the automatic blade control monitors blade load and adjusts blade elevation to minimize track slip and perform high-efficiency dozing. As work progresses closer to the target finish grade, the automatic blade control adjusts accordingly to provide finish grade performance with high-level precision. Improvement in combination rough dozing efficiency is up to 13% higher compared to add-on machine control systems for tested models.
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