News from Heavy-Duty Equipment Industries
June 2017 - John Deere's Announced Intent to Acquire Wirtgen Group - Wirtgen Group has announced that their business was being sold to John Deere. Read more about the acquisition and what it means to our business, in this press release from Power Equipment Company's President, Chris Gaylor.
June 2017 - Komatsu Introduces New HD325-8 and HD405-8 Haulers - Komatsu America has introduced new haulers that feature Increased horsepower, reduced fuel consumption, improved access, and all new operator environment. Read more about the new models and improvements that have been made.
May 2017 - Komatsu Introduces New PC290LL-11 Log Loader - Komatsu America has introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup. Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach live heel Log Loader or a 34’ reach. Read more about the Features and benefits of the new PC290LL-11.
April 2017, Extreme Sandbox Featured in Popular Science - Last year, we published a press release announcing an exclusive relationship between Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu. Now Popular Science has published an article highlighting how Extreme Sandbox came to be, and what it's doing for the kid in us, and team building exercises for business. Download the PDF
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New D51 EX/PX-24 - Komatsu America Corp., the new D51EX/PX-24 crawler dozer at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 today. Among the most versatile of all the Komatsu dozers, it features an updated, Tier 4 Final engine, and an electronically-controlled hydrostatic transmission. These two features provide up to 13 percent less fuel consumption than the prior model, and exceptional maneuverability, respectively. Learn more about the new D51 EX/PX-24.
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New PC170LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator - Komatsu America Corp.,introduced the new PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator at the CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 tradeshow. Featuring a 121 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, SAA4D107E-3 engine, the new PC170LC-11 is a versatile, all-purpose construction machine that offers an enhanced power mode for up to six percent more productivity. Learn more about the new PC170LC-11.
March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017. It features improved hybrid and total-vehicle-control systems, to help reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, - depending on application - while maintaining or exceeding operating performance, compared to 36-ton, non-hybrid excavators. Learn more about the New HB365LC-3 Excavator by Komatsu.
February 2017, Takeuchi Introduces Hybrid Excavator - Takeuchi-US unveiled the TB216H, its first diesel-electric motor hybrid powered compact excavator, during The Rental Show this week in Orlando. With this dual-power feature, Takeuchi says the machine can switch between indoor and outdoor work. A Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine rated at 14.9 hp powers the machine in diesel mode. The electric motor is rated at 14.2 hp. The machine also features a separate pump group for hydraulics. Learn more about the new TB216H.
December 2016, Takeuchi Introduces Largest Track Loader in the Industry - If the size of your success is going to be measured by the strength of your loader, then might we suggest the new TL12V2 track loader from Takeuchi. It’s the first vertical-lift model in Takeuchi’s lineup and, oh yes, it’s now also the largest vertical-lift track loader in the industry. The TL12V2 vertical-lift loader arrangement delivers 45 percent greater operating capacity over the current TL12 radial. Learn more about the new TL12V2.
December 2016, Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator - Production machine built for big dirt, rock and quarry applications; ideal for loading 30-40 ton articulated and rigid dump trucks. Learn more about the new Komatsu PC650LC-11.
December 2016, Takeuchi Newest Excavator, Largest in Line-up - Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has launched the TB2150 hydraulic excavator to the market. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the TB2150 replaces the Takeuchi TB1140 SERIES 2 excavator. Learn more about the new excavator.
November 2016, Komatsu Introduces New Off Road Trucks - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks. Read more about these new additions
November 2016, Kikki's Workshop by Komatsu - Kikki's Workshop is a web site where our mascot characters, KenKen,Kikki, and their friends introduce you to the world of construction equipment in a fun and friendly manner. Visit Kikki's Workshop.
October 2016, Sennebogen Makes Dealer of the Year Announcement - Seenebogen has selected Power Equipment Company as Dealer of the Year. Read more about the award and what it takes to receive the recognition.
October 2016, Komatsu America Celebrates 30 Years of Manufacturing in Chattanooga - Komatsu recently celebrated 30 years of manufacturing at its Chattanooga, TN facility. Read more about the celebration and the facility.
October 2016, Terramac Tracked Haulers - Power Equipment Company is proud to announce that we are now an authorized distributor of Terramac tracked haulers. Learn more about Terramac Products or download our flyer.
October 2016, Our Rebuild Center Open House - Learn more about our Rebuild Center and how they breathe new life into worn heavy equipment, at their Open House. Prizes, food and finished rebuilds. Learn more about our Rebuild Center's Open House.
September 2016, Komatsu Introduces Autonomous Haulage Vehicle - Komatsu has newly developed this vehicle exclusively as an unmanned vehicle designed to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation. See what Komatsu is doing in advancement of autonomous vehicle operation.
September 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New WA270-8 Wheel Loader - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA270-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. Read more about the WA270-8.
July 2016, Komatsu America to Acquire Joy Global - Komatsu Ltd. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc., a leading manufacturer of surface and underground mining equipment, under which Komatsu America Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the USA, will acquire 100% ownership of Joy Global. The Acquisition is expected to close in mid- 2017, subject to the approval of shareholders of Joy Global and the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals under laws in relevant countries. Read more about the acquisition and the benefits to Komatsu.
June 2016, Komatsu Receives SHARP Award from OSHA - Komatsu has recently been awarded the SHARP award from OSHA. Read about the award, what it means and why Komatsu feels it is so important.
May 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New D39PXi-24 Crawler Dozer - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems. Read more about the new Crawler Dozer.
April 2016, Komatsu Becomes Exclusive Supplier to Extreme Sandbox - Extreme Sandbox is a company that allows every day grown ups, the opportunity to operate giant excavators, bulldozers and more. And they've just signed an exclusive agreement with Komatsu. Read more about the agreement.