Photo by Tudor Van Hampton Komatsu shows its new intelligent Machine Control technology on four dozers at CONEXPO. Related Links: More Coverage at ENR.com/CONEXPO CONEXPO 2014: Trends To Watch Komatsu's new intelligent Machine Control technology is winning over contractors looking to boost profitability on low-margin earthmoving projects."It is making every pass count," said Richard Smith, vice president of Komatsu America Corp. at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibition on March 4 in Las Vegas.The new machine control tech, which is integrated into Komatsu dozers at the factory in Japan, senses and controls the machine's pitch, angle and cylinder strokes in real time while
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.