Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the Hybrid PC200LC-8 Excavator

Rolling Meadows, IL, November 5, 2009 – Komatsu America Corp. today announces the introduction of the Hybrid PC200LC-8 excavator into the North American market. With the new Hybrid PC200LC-8, Komatsu has raised the industry bar for hybrid technology and fuel savings, by delivering a machine with power and efficiency, while reducing environmental impact as compared to our standard model.

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Substantial "green" impact

As a one of the world's top construction equipment manufacturers, Komatsu's goal is to meet increasing global environmental concerns through the development of innovative equipment designed to reduce environmental impact, including CO2 reduction. By developing a successful hybrid excavator in the largest construction machine segment (20-22 ton), Komatsu's green technology will have a substantial impact on saving fuel and reducing green house emissions.

"Komatsu's decision to apply its engineering excellence to the largest construction machine segment, clearly signals our commitment to developing environment-friendly equipment", says Dave Grzelak, Chairman and CEO of Komatsu America Corp. "Since the company's inception, Komatsu has been setting the global standard for technology and engineering excellence and today that tradition continues with the introduction of the Hybrid PC200LC-8 excavator."…more at komatsuamerica.com