KOMATSU TO HIGHLIGHT ‘GROUND-BREAKING’ DEVELOPMENTS AT BAUMA
What Komatsu calls ‘ground-breaking future technologies, digitalisation, electrification and their path towards carbon neutrality’ will be amongst the highlights of what guests visiting their stand forthcoming Bauma 2022 exhibition in Munich next October can expect.
Recognising Bauma’s standing as the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, Komatsu will use the occasion to unveil a mix of 27 brand-new and well-recognised machines in what their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales says will be ‘a technology fest’ that will demonstrate ‘the advanced thinking that the Japanese manufacturer brings to the construction equipment sector.’
Alongside latest-generation versions of their heavy-duty HD785-8 dump truck and their powerful D71 PXi dozer, models on show will span the spectrum of all that is new in the Komatsu construction equipment portfolio.
Spotlighted will be an ultra-short tail, ultra-manoeuvrable, ultra-low emissions PC228USLC-11 excavator; a WA475-10 wheel loader with new grab linkage boom designed for forestry, timber and agriculture use; a tight-tail wheeled PW98MR-11 midi excavator that bridges the gap between compact and construction-sized machines; and an even more versatile EU Stage V power upgraded WB97S-8 backhoe loader; and a K100 boom change system for their PC490HRD-11 demolition excavator.
Amongst other topics of prominence will be Komatsu’s march towards electrification (displayed in their giant PC4000 mining excavator), alongside their long-term goal to achieve carbon neutrality and zero carbon emissions by 2050, and their 2030 commitment to halve CO2 emissions and increase the rate of renewable energy their machines use to 50% compared to 2010 levels.
Other Bauma features will be their SmartConstruction – Earthbrain development which Komatsu describe as a ‘new way of working and a unique solutions to support and improve your business.’ How Komatsu’s Komtrax Next Generation and Komtrax Data Analytics wireless monitoring systems can simplify decision-making for those working to deploy equipment effectively, improve fuel efficiency, maximise productivity or plan periodic maintenance will also feature.
Photo caption: The PC4000-11 electric drive excavator, set to be one of the highlights from Komatsu at the forthcoming Bauma 2022 exhibition in Munich next October.