Komatsu is expanding the availability of its intelligent Machine Control (iMC) 2.0 — a suite of features that use advanced machine technology to improve dozer productivity.
Last year, Komatsu introduced iMC 2.0 capabilities on the new D71PXi-24 hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer.
Now, iMC 2.0 has expanded to Komatsu’s 131 hp D51i-24 dozer, which features an operating weight of 14,290 kg and a 3.7 cubic metre blade capacity. The tech is also now available on the 168 hp D61i-24, which includes a 19,580 kg operating capacity and 3.8 cubic metre blade capacity.
As technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control can help quickly transform construction jobsites into highly efficient, highly productive operations.
Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing automation and jobsite design.
Via iMC, operators of varying skill levels are able to work with the utmost efficiency, guided by sophisticated automation.
With proactive dozing control, even less experienced operators can automatically cut or strip from existing terrain. The dozer measures the terrain it tracks over and uses that data to plan the next pass. Productivity can improve by up to 60 per cent versus previous generation.
Spread fill automatically
Komatsu’s Lift layer control automatically lets operators spread fill from existing terrain with the press of a button. The dozer is able to measure the terrain it tracks over and uses the data it gathers to plan the next passfor up to double the production with consistent layers for compaction quality.
As well, iMC 2.0 includes tilt steering control, which automatically tilts the blade to maintain straight travel during rough dozing. This helps to reduce operator steering input by up to 80 per cent.
Quick surface creation
Operators can create a temporary design surface with the press of a button with quick surface creation. Combined with other iMC 2.0functions, crews can begin stripping or spreading using automated input, while waiting for the finish grade model.