News from the Heavy Equipment Industries
April, 2018 – Komatsu intros PC390LCi-11 excavator with semi-auto control- Komatsu is bringing its intelligent Machine Control technology (iMC) to another excavator size class with the introduction of the PC390LCi-11. It’s the fourth iMC-equipped excavator in the Komatsu lineup but the company says it’s the first 3D semi-automatic excavator that combines the “nimbleness and speed” of a 36-ton machine with the stability of a larger machine. Read more…
April, 2018 – Building a Lasting Drilling Business with Refurb – Building a business boils down to a few different factors: industry need, customer satisfaction and money. Dive a little bit deeper and you’ll find that building a successful business is dependent on things like reliability, adaptability and honesty. Rock Drilling, located in Bardstown, Ky., has honed these attributes into a business that’s grown and flourished for over 36 years. Read more…
March, 2018 – New Material Handler Boosts Paducah Port’s Productivity – Located at the confluence of the Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland rivers, and just upstream from the Mississippi River, Paducah, Ky., enjoys a long history as an important hub in America’s inland waterways network. Learn more about how the Paducah port is using their Sennebogen.
March 2018, Brandeis Machinery 8th Annual Western Region Fishing Tournament is June 10th at Lake Barkley. Download your Fishing packet 2018, application included, today!
February, 2018 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and a new viscous fan clutch, engine parasitic loads are now lower, and productivity up to four percent higher, compared to the previous model. Learn more about Komatsu’s latest addition.
November 2017, Bramco Announces Change at the Top- Bramco, parent company of Brandeis Machinery, Power Equipment, Bramco-MPS and Certified Rentals has announced new leadership. Read more about the change in this press release.
October 2017, Komatsu Introduces the New D375A-8 Dozer – The D375A-8 features an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine that produces over 20% more horsepower while the dozer is traveling in the reverse direction. The additional horsepower yields faster cycle times and a productivity increase of up to 18%. Learn more about the features, advantages and benefits of the new D375A-8.
September 2017, Komatsu Introduces the New PC210LCi-11 Excavator – Money-saving efficiency and automatics, combined with operator-friendly, machine-control-enabled joysticks make this among the most versatile and productive excavators on the market. Learn more about the new PC210LCi-11.
September 2017, Brandeis Earns Certification for Intelligent Machine Control Repair – Brandeis Machinery has earned the first certification in the US for Intelligent Machine Control. Learn more about the certification.
August 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New WA200-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu has introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. Learn more about the new WA200-8 wheel loader.
June 2017 – John Deere’s Announced Intent to Acquire Wirtgen Group – Wirtgen Group has announced that their business was being sold to John Deere. Read more about the acquisition and what it means to our business, in this press release from Brandeis Machinery’s President, Gene Snowden.
June 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New HD325-8 and HD405-8 Haulers – Komatsu America has introduced new haulers that feature Increased horsepower, reduced fuel consumption, improved access, and all new operator environment. Read more about the new models and improvements that have been made.
May 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New PC290LL-11 Log Loader – Komatsu America has introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup. Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach live heel Log Loader or a 34’ reach. Read more about the Features and benefits of the new PC290LL-11.
May 2017, Brandeis Hosting Intelligent Machine Control Day in Louisville – Learn more about Komatsu GPS Intelligent Machines, operate them and find out the difference they make in your operation. Learn more about the event.
April 2017, Extreme Sandbox Featured in Popular Science – Last year, we published a press release announcing an exclusive relationship between Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu. Now Popular Science has published an article highlighting how Extreme Sandbox came to be, and what it’s doing for the kid in us, and team building exercises for business. Download the PDF.
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New D51 EX/PX-24 – Komatsu America Corp., introduced the new D51EX/PX-24 crawler dozer at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 today. Among the most versatile of all the Komatsu dozers, it features an updated, Tier 4 Final engine, and an electronically-controlled hydrostatic transmission. These two features provide up to 13 percent less fuel consumption than the prior model, and exceptional maneuverability, respectively. Learn more about the new D51 EX/PX-24.
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New PC170LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator – Komatsu America Corp.,introduced the new PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator at the CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 tradeshow. Featuring a 121 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, SAA4D107E-3 engine, the new PC170LC-11 is a versatile, all-purpose construction machine that offers an enhanced power mode for up to six percent more productivity. Learn more about the new PC170LC-11.
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017. It features improved hybrid and total-vehicle-control systems, to help reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, – depending on application – while maintaining or exceeding operating performance, compared to 36-ton, non-hybrid excavators. Learn more about the New HB365LC-3 Excavator by Komatsu.
February 2017, Takeuchi Introduces Hybrid Excavator – Takeuchi-US unveiled the TB216H, its first diesel-electric motor hybrid powered compact excavator, during The Rental Show this week in Orlando. With this dual-power feature, Takeuchi says the machine can switch between indoor and outdoor work. A Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine rated at 14.9 hp powers the machine in diesel mode. The electric motor is rated at 14.2 hp. The machine also features a separate pump group for hydraulics. Learn more about the new TB216H.
December 2016, Takeuchi Introduces Largest Track Loader in the Industry – If the size of your success is going to be measured by the strength of your loader, then might we suggest the new TL12V2 track loader from Takeuchi. It’s the first vertical-lift model in Takeuchi’s lineup and, oh yes, it’s now also the largest vertical-lift track loader in the industry. The TL12V2 vertical-lift loader arrangement delivers 45 percent greater operating capacity over the current TL12 radial. Learn more about the new TL12V2.
December 2016, Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator – Production machine built for big dirt, rock and quarry applications; ideal for loading 30-40 ton articulated and rigid dump trucks. Learn more about the new Komatsu PC650LC-11.
December 2016, Takeuchi Newest Excavator, Largest in Line-up – Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has launched the TB2150 hydraulic excavator to the market. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the TB2150 replaces the Takeuchi TB1140 SERIES 2 excavator. Learn more about the new excavator.
November 2016, Komatsu Introduces New Off Road Trucks – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks. Read more about these new additions.
November 2016, Kikki’s Workshop by Komatsu – Kikki’s Workshop is a web site where our mascot characters, KenKen,Kikki, and their friends introduce you to the world of construction equipment in a fun and friendly manner. Visit Kikki’s Workshop.
October 2016, Sennebogen Announces Brandeis Dealer of the Year – Seenebogen has selected Brandeis Machinery as Dealer of the Year. Read more about the award and what it takes to receive the recognition.
September 2016, Komatsu Introduces Autonomous Haulage Vehicle – Komatsu has newly developed this vehicle exclusively as an unmanned vehicle designed to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation. See what Komatsu is doing in advancement of autonomous vehicle operation.
September 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New WA270-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA270-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. Read more about the WA270-8.
July 2016, Komatsu America to Acquire Joy Global – Komatsu Ltd. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc., a leading manufacturer of surface and underground mining equipment, under which Komatsu America Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the USA, will acquire 100% ownership of Joy Global. The Acquisition is expected to close in mid- 2017, subject to the approval of shareholders of Joy Global and the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals under laws in relevant countries. Read more about the acquisition and the benefits to Komatsu.
July 2016, Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New D39EX/PX-24 Crawler Dozer – Award-winning, super-slant-nose design, change-on-the-fly work modes that match power to work conditions and an efficient hydrostatic transmission that helps burn up to five percent less fuel. Read more about the new D39EX/PX-24
June 2016, Komatsu Receives SHARP Award from OSHA – Komatsu has recently been awarded the SHARP award from OSHA. Read about the award, what it means and why Komatsu feels it is so important.
May 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New D39PXi-24 Crawler Dozer – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems. Read more about the new Crawler Dozer.
May 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New WA500-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA500-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds. Read more about the new model.
April 2016, Komatsu Becomes Exclusive Supplier to Extreme Sandbox – Extreme Sandbox is a company that allows every day grown ups, the opportunity to operate giant excavators, bulldozers and more. And they’ve just signed an exclusive agreement with Komatsu. Read more about the agreement.
March 2016, Takeuchi Headquarters Expansion Completed – Takeuchi has announced completion of an expansion of their headquarters located in Sakaki, Nagano, Japan. The expansion included more space for engineering, administration and manufacturing. Read the full story and photo.
March 2016, Sennebogen Introduces the new 821 – The advantages of an electric material handler combined with the flexibility of a mobile machine is what the new SENNEBOGEN 821 offers with its integrated Powerpack. Read more about the Features advantages and benefits of the new 821.