Komatsu puts 700th AHS into operation in Chile

Komatsu has now surpassed 700 commercial deployments of its FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS) as of February. The achievement was met last month and includes over 100 units of the 980E-AT, one of the world’s largest ultra-class dump trucks capable of carrying 400 tons. The 700th AHS truck was deployed at Glencore’s Lomas Bayas copper mine in Chile, which first…

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Komatsu adds WX11 LHD to hard rock lineup

North American Mining magazine was on hand February 28 in Tucson, Ariz., for the release of the Komatsu WX11 LHD to the global mining market. The OEM, which held an invite-only media day during SME MINEXCHANGE in Phoenix last week, said the 11-tonne machine offers best-in-class breakout force and payload to maximize productivity and lower users’ total cost of ownership.…

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New for North America: Komatsu GD955-7 motor grader

Komatsu’s new GD955-7 motor grader is now available to the North American market. The GD955-7 offers operators the control and precision needed to build and maintain haul roads for truck fleets of 100 tons and up and is an important addition to Komatsu’s motor grader lineup. This powerful new machine stands out with its ample horsepower and powerful blade downforce…

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GM, Komatsu collaborate on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered mining truck

General Motors and Komatsu will co-develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for Komatsu’s 930E electric drive mining truck, the world’s best-selling ultra-class haul truck. GM and Komatsu will jointly design and validate the technology. Lightweight and quick to refuel, hydrogen fuel cells are ideal for electrifying applications traditionally powered by diesel engines. Hydrogen provides an effective method to package…

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Komatsu acquires Australian fleet management system provider

Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has acquired iVolve Holdings. The acquisition will enable Komatsu to globally deploy iVolve’s fleet management system, which has a unique IoT platform, to further contribute to improving safety and productivity at customers’ workplaces. iVolve’s strength lies in the development and sales of fleet management systems for small to mid-tier miners, contractors and…

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Komatsu to acquire American Battery Solutions

Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in the United States, Komatsu America Corp., has agreed to acquire American Battery Solutions Inc. (ABS), a battery manufacturer headquartered in Detroit.  U.S. Komatsu is planning to close the acquisition on Dec. 1, 2023, on the condition that all necessary procedures for the closing are completed. The immediate impact on Komatsu’s consolidated business results…

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