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Smart build upgrades available for Komatsu excavators

Komatsu Smart Construction Retrofit Kits allow fleets to retrofit conventional Komatsu excavators with 3D guidance and payload monitoring.

Leveling kits are designed to improve grading performance and provide more time and cost management tools for most Komatsu excavators. The retrofit can be installed by a local Komatsu distributor.

“No matter where you are in your Smart Construction journey, we have the expertise to help you integrate and optimize your fleet, based on your specific needs,” said Ron Schwieters, senior product manager, customer solutions, in a prepared statement. “Smart Construction Retrofit Kits are an entry-level solution that can help bridge the technology gap and improve your fleet’s production.”

Once a conventional excavator is fitted with Smart Construction Retrofit, operators no longer need to set up a laser or bench every time the machine moves. The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) can determine where a machine is on the jobsite and what the target grade is. The need for additional labor is reduced because the technology collects and delivers information directly to the operator, according to the company, so fewer people need to work on the ground or in an open trench.

Machine production can be monitored from the office by integrating Smart Construction apps, and as-built and payload data can be collected for progress tracking. The payload meter helps prevent overloaded trucks by promoting proper load weights for on-road and off-road vehicles to reduce the potential for equipment damage and other hazards.

Source: Komatsu

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