Komatsu and L&T's 20-ton Komatsu Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator

Komatsu India Private Limited (KIPL) and Larsen & Toubro Limited showcased their technological prowess and service capabilities, demonstrating their commitment to the industry. The Honourable Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, visited the L&T stall and inaugurated the Solar Cart manufactured by the company and the environment-friendly 20-ton Komatsu Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator.

Keeping sustainability as the primary focus, Komatsu and L&T exhibited hybrid technology in the 20-ton category using the Komatsu Hybrid HB205 Hydraulic Excavator. Komatsu’s Hybrid Powertrain System, which included a Motor Generator, Inverter, Capacitor, and Electric Swing Motor Generator, is a significant step towards sustainability as it enhances fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.

Komatsu Construction Equipment models

The display included Biodiesel-compatible machines for the Indian Construction and Mining industry. Notably, Komatsu has introduced India's first mining truck compatible with biofuel. These machines are designed to work efficiently with B20 biodiesel, without affecting performance or maintenance schedules. They can also run on 100% diesel, offering flexibility.

On display were 9 Komatsu Construction Equipment models, including those with Hybrid Technology and Bio-fuel compatibility. The event showcased machines, including Hydraulic Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Crawler Dozers, and Motor Graders.

Komatsu has displayed their newly launched Hydraulic Excavator models PC81 & PC136 for the first time. Both machines are engineered to deliver efficiency, durability, and productivity. They have a 'More Efficient' (ME) bucket that reduces fuel consumption and enhances operational efficiency. The HydrauMind hydraulic system incorporated in the Excavator provides precise control, while KOMTRAX enables equipment monitoring and maintenance.

Komatsu Construction Equipment models

"The introduction of Biodiesel-compatible and hybrid equipment by Komatsu and L&T is a step towards India's objective of achieving carbon neutrality. These sustainable technologies conform to environmental standards and enhance operational efficiency in the Construction and Mining sectors. Komatsu's innovative biodiesel and hybrid technologies contribute significantly to global efforts to combat climate change and demonstrate the company's commitment to sustainability. Komatsu aims to support India's carbon neutrality efforts with high-quality biodiesel equipment," said Yasunori Fujii, Managing Director of KIPL.

Six Road Construction and Material Handling machines manufactured by L&T Construction Equipment Limited (LTCEL) under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative were featured. They included L&T 9020 Wheel Loader, L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader, L&T 1190 Soil Compactor, L&T 990HFi Tandem Compactor, L&T 491 Mini Tandem Compactor, and L&T 2490 HD Pneumatic Tyred Roller.

Attachments showcased included Breaker JTHB 120, Breaker JTHB 210, and Quick Couplers from Komatsu. L&T attachments, including L&T CB250 Crusher Bucket, L&T SL230 Slope Compactor, L&T RS250 Rock Splitter, and a Padfoot Drum.

Additionally, MOVAX showcased its piling solution. MOVAX is a leading manufacturer of excavator-mounted, automatically controlled piling and foundation equipment - and the inventor of the patented, modular side grip technology, has been a partner of L&T in the distribution of such solutions. MOVAX offers an optimised way of piling for higher productivity and significant overall savings.

L&T Kansbahal Business, for the first time, showcased their Aggregate Crushing Solutions, which included Cone Crushers, Vertical Shaft Impactors, and Jaw Crushers. L&T is a leading manufacturer of large size crushing solutions for minerals ranging from limestone to aggregate and metal ores.
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