Canadian Mining Journal


Komatsu America Corp


  • News

    EXCAVATORS: Komatsu introduces two new hydraulic versions

    May 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS –  Komatsu America recently introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final (T4F) emissions certified hydraulic excavators.  These new models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu diesel particulate filters (KDPF) that do not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)

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    TRUCKS: SMS deploys largest Komatsu autonomous truck in Canada

    April 22, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ACHESON, Alta. – This month, SMS Equipment deployed the Komatsu 980E-4AT – the world’s largest autonomous Komatsu truck in commercial operation – to work at a Canadian mine. The Komatsu 980E-4AT is modeled after the proven workhorse 930E series.  This

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    HAULAGE: Komatsu creates autonomous haulage centre of excellence

    April 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Bringing together product, technology and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announces the launch of its global Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS). The CoE team will be responsible for AHS strategy, planning,

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    PRODUCTIVITY: MineWare and Komatsu launch solution aimed at increasing productivity of loading tool

    April 8, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    GERMANY – Mining technology provider MineWare and equipment manufacturer Komatsu launched in Germany their first factory fitted payload management system called Argus PLM. In a media statement, the companies explained that the system is an original equipment manufacturer or OEM

  • Feature

    Bringing autonomous haulage to the oil sands

    December 1, 2018 by SMS Equipment

    Several oilsands producers have started looking at the application of autonomous haulage systems and the use of driverless haul trucks to optimize transportation of oilsands from the mine to the processing facilities. This is a significant undertaking in the industry

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    TRUCKS: Komatsu’s FrontRunner automated trucks haul a record 2B tonnes

    November 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Komatsu America announced on Nov. 15 that the FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than 2.0 billion tonnes of material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other

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    LOADER: SMS Equipment now sells new Komatsu WA480-8 wheel loader

    October 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ACHESON, Alta.. – SMS Equipment, one of the world’s largest Komatsu dealers now sells and supports the newest Tier 4 Final WA480-8 Komatsu wheel loader made by Komatsu America Corp.  The WA480-8 features higher production, lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and

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    WHEEL LOADER: Komatsu America introduces new WA480-8 model

    July 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Komatsu America has introduced the new WA480-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved

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    TRUCK: Komatsu launches HD1500-8 off road dump vehicle

    April 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Komatsu starts sales of the HD1500-8 mechanical mining dump truck in April after having fully remodeled its predecessor deployed mainly in overseas mines. The new full model change version is powered by a 50-liter engine, compared to a

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    HAULING: Rio Tinto’s autonomous Komatsu trucks reach 1B-tonne milestone

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia last week by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with autonomous

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    DOZER: Faster cycle times with new Komatsu D375A-8

    October 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Komatsu America Corp. introduced the D375A-8 crawler dozer on Sept. 26. 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.

  • MERGER: Komatsu acquires Joy Global

    April 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MILWAUKE, Wis. – Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global, a worldwide leader in high productivity mining solutions. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp.