KOMATSU LTD. Mining News

Surprise! robots and trucks have distinct cycles

All manufacturers have peaks and troughs — just at different times.

In a US manufacturing hub, no illusions about tariffs and jobs

In a town where a 30-feet tall chair is the chief landmark, and which is synonymous with a U.S. furniture industry, many greet the possibility of tariffs on Chinese goods with a shrug.

Copper Mountain Announces 2011 Year End Results

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain") announces production results for the fourth quarter of 2011 from the newly opened Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia.

India starts buying advanced materials handling support for its growing mining industry

The largest ever electric haul truck to be deployed in the Indian mining sector has been commissioned by Larsen & Toubro, the distributor of Komatsu equipment in India. Komatsu’s Model 830E-AC trucks with a payload […]

New Komatsu equipment at Toledo mine

Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp. has reported the arrival at the Toledo mine site- operated by its subsidiary Carmen Copper Corp- of six newly purchased Komatsu 100t mining trucks and an additional 15m3 PC3000 […]

Komatsu inaugurates Russian plant

Komatsu Manufacturing Russia (KMR) has completed the construction of a new assembly plant. The opening ceremony was held on June 2, in Yaroslavl, Russia. This is Komatsu's first assembly plant in Russia for construction and […]

Patriot Coal Tags MTU Series 4000 Engine for Heaviest Loads in Repower of Komatsu 730E Overburden Truck

Mining company switches to cleaner and more efficient engines for its fleet of mine haul trucks. The MTU Tier 2, Series 4000 12-cylinder engine delivers up to 20 percent better fuel economy.  Read more at

Komatsu expects record sales in mining equipment

Macquarie Commodities reports that Japan’s Komatsu, which has a 35% share of the world’s mining equipment market, expects global sales to rise by 10% to near-record levels in FY2010/11, driven by strong demand for commodities. In China, sales are expected to see even stronger growth of 40-50%. Komatsu also reports a progressive trend toward more [...]

Komatsu commemorates production of 930th 930E

Komatsu America Corp has commemorated the production of the 930th unit of its Ultra Class 930E Electric Drive Truck

Komatsu earthmoving fleet hits coal goals

A $90 million fleet of Komatsu mining equipment, delivered to Macarthur Coal’s Moorvale mine in central Queensland in late 2008, has helped the mine achieve record production levels as it bounces back from the effects of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The fleet consists of two PC5500 excavators, ten 830E dump trucks and three D475A-5 [...]

Komatsu kits out Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain Mining Corp has announced that it has ordered over US$70 million worth of load and hauling equipment for its Copper Mountain project in British Columbia, Canada.

Komatsu, Adaro and United Tractors go green

Komatsu, Adaro Energy and United Tractors (UT) have executed a basic agreement to jointly advance the Bio Diesel Fuel Pilot Project in Indonesia.

Komatsu bags US$224 million order

Komatsu has recently won a contract worth US$224 million to provide coal-extraction equipment to an Indonesian mining company.

Komatsu Sets its Sights on Cat’s D10T

Komatsu’s thorough product-development survey said the D375A-5 crawler dozer’s replacement would have to demonstrate production equal to or better than Caterpillar’s D10T to take market share from the cross-Peoria rival……more at Construction Equipment

Duratread Mining Tires in Stock in Mexico

(Friday 30th January, 2008):  Duratread announces the availability of Mining tires from their warehouse in Manzanillo, Mexico.   27.00-49, one of the most popular sizes of tire for Dump Trucks such as Caterpillar 777 and Komatsu […]

Komatsu America Corp. Announces PC88MR-8 Mid-Sized Hydraulic Excavator

All new, air-conditioned comfort cab, same as construction-sized excavators Standard KOMTRAX® wireless fleet management system Short-swing radius design for access to tight jobsites Powerful production – five working modes and fuel management features Rolling Meadows, […]

Komatsu Adds D31EX-22 and D31PX-22 Crawler Dozers To Its HST Dozer Fleet

Built On the Success of the D51 Dozer, the D31 Dozers Offer Superior Power and Visibility Rolling Meadows, IL, Oct. 20, 2008– Komatsu America Corp. introduces the D31EX-22 and D31PX-22 crawler dozers. Equipped with Komatsu's […]

Komatsu America Corp. Dozer Recognized for Design Excellence

Aug 13, 2008 D51-22 Crawler Dozer Wins Silver International Design Excellence Award Rolling Meadows, IL, August 7, 2008—Komatsu America Corp.’s D51 EX/PX-22 crawler dozer won a silver award for their design in the IDEA® (International […]

Komatsu America Corp. Announces the WA320PZ-6 Wheel Loader

WA320PZ-6 Wheel Loader with Hydrostatic Transmission Offers Superior Power, High EfficiencyRolling Meadows, IL, July 24, 2008-Komatsu America Corp. announces the introduction of the WA320PZ-6 Wheel Loader which offers improved visibility and increased loading power and […]

LOADER SIMULATOR – Immersive Tech offers first Komatsu version

AUSTRALIA - IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES has created the first-ever simulator for the world's largest mechanical wheel lo... [Full Story]

SMS Equipment Inc. Evolves from Three-way Re-alignment

Acheson, AB – Three heavy equipment companies have come together to create one of the largest Komatsu dealerships in the world. Formerly Coneco Equipment, Federal Equipment and Transwest Mining Systems, the trio is now one […]