Komatsu America Celebrates Milestone Achievement

Mar 1, 2010

Komatsu commemorates the 930th production of its model 930E

Rolling Meadows, IL, March 1, 2010 – Komatsu America Corp. commemorated the production of the 930th unit of its Ultra Class 930E Electric Drive Truck. The celebration took place at its Peoria Manufacturing Operation and included an address from Vice President and General Manager, Rod Schrader in addition to a photo shoot for employees.

Introduced in 1996, the 930E is the best selling ultra class mining truck in the world. Currently, there are fleets of 930s located in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Komatsu designs and builds the 930E electric drive truck in Peoria where union craftsmen assemble and test the final product before shipping it around the world. The factory has a long history of innovation, and built its first electric drive mining truck in 1967. Those early trucks were limited to 120-ton capacity and would be dwarfed by today’s modern trucks that are equipped with state-of-the-art satellite diagnostic systems for remote monitoring.

“The 930E represents Komatsu’s genuine passion to see our customers succeed,” said Don Lindell, product manager for Mining Trucks. “We continue refining the features of the truck to lower operating cost per ton based on data from real world performance.”

Collahuasi, a 14-year customer of Komatsu with over 40 trucks at one site, will be receiving unit number 930 when it is shipped from the Komatsu factory in Peoria. Located in the mountains of northern Chile, Collahuasi is one of the largest copper resources in the world; boasting upwards of five billion tons. With 30% of all 930s produced, Chile has the largest concentration of Komatsu 930Es on the planet.

The 930E is used as a part of Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System that allows the trucks to operate without drivers. Because of its technology and reliability, the 930E is often used for remote and difficult applications.

The 930E has a payload capacity of 320 tons (290 metric tons). Depending on the model, it is available with 2,700 or 3,500 horsepower diesel engine connected to an AC electric drive system. The total weight carried by the six 12’ high tires is 1,106,670 lbs (501,977.068 kgs).

Komatsu America Corp.

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. which is the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at http://www.komatsuamerica.com/ for more information.