Komatsu’s super slant nose small dozers hit the market, it took second in an international industrial design competition, behind the Apple i-Phone. Pretty good company. Moving the coolers to the rear and the operator forward allowed these tractors to be rebalanced, making it incredibly easy for the operator to fine grade. Couple that with 3D grade control and you get a fast and accurate grading system.
And i-machines are even a step further, with built in intelligence that works with Topcon and Trimble grade control systems.