Komatsu redesigns Joy 02ESV scoop

With key benefits including longer times between charges, improved performance and optimum operator comfort, the Joy 02ESV has been updated, redesigned and re-released by Komatsu. Ideal for soft-rock mining applications, the 240-volt machine comes in three models: the 02ESV36, 02ESV56 and 02ESV60. The trio offer bucket capacities of 120-165 cubic feet, respectively, with maximum payloads of 18.2-28.7 t. All are…

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Komatsu, Proterra collaborate on electrification

Vehicle electrification technology group Proterra and equipment producer Komatsu have teamed up to bring electrification technology to underground mining machines. In a move that signifies the official entry of Proterra into the underground mining equipment market, the collaboration will involve its supply of its H Series battery system technology. Komatsu will develop battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters with Proterra battery…

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Komatsu to demo excavator teleoperation at MINExpo

Attendees at MINExpo 2021 can witness a Komatsu excavator located more than 400 miles away in Arizona be operated from the Vegas show floor during a scheduled demonstration by the OEM this week. The company will teleoperate the new Komatsu PC7000-11 hydraulic excavator from a remote console as it loads the company’s autonomous concept truck at its proving grounds outside…

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Zero-emission equipment alliance unveiled

Zero-emission equipment is now firmly on the radar for the industry thanks to a brand-new effort by Komatsu, Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelco and Boliden to fast-track the effort. The founding members of the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alliance will work collaboratively with the OEM to plan, develop, test and deploy the next generation of zero-emission mining equipment and infrastructure.  The…

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