L&T and Komatsu display wide range; launch new models

    At bauma Conexpo India 2018, Larsen & Toubro reinforced its position as the premium brand alongside Komatsu in the Construction Equipment and Material Handling Industry. L&T had one of the largest displays comprising 15 machines. The star attraction was the launch of Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and PC350LC-8M0 Hydraulic Excavators for the Quarry/ Stone/ Marble segment and L&T 5590H Hydraulic Paver and L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader for the Road Construction segment.

    The stall witnessed a huge footfall of customers and potential buyers from across India, especially North and Central India, who were keen to see the latest technology models that were introduced by L&T and Komatsu. Arvind K. Garg, Executive VP, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, who along with his senior team members Vivek Hajela, General Manager-CEB, Arun Pai, GM-Product Support, and Jaikumar Kamath, Joint GM-Road Machinery, interacted with the customers and reinforced L&T’s commitment to providing the best in technology and after-sales service.

    Komatsu was represented in the stall by a high-level team of Masaaki Kamizono, MD, Kazuma Nakanishi, VP - Komatsu India and their engineers & specialists. Y. Kobayashi, GM-Asian Business, Komatsu Limited, also visited the stall.

    L&T and Komatsu

    Other Komatsu machines on display were Komatsu PC71/PC130/PC210/PC450 range of Hydraulic Excavators, D85 Crawler Dozer and GD535 Motor Grader. L&T’s equipment included L&T 1190/L&T 990HF/L&T 491 Vibratory Compactors, L&T 2490 Pneumatic Tyred Handler and L&T 9020sx Wheel Loader, all of which are indigenously manufactured by L&T Construction Equipment Limited under the Make in India initiative.

    L&T Vibratory Compactors have found good acceptability in the market and have already crossed the 1000 number mark since their introduction three years back. The robust Komatsu PC71 and PC130 machines have individually crossed the 5000-number mark and are being deployed for several new applications. Komatsu’s high-performance Rock Breakers and Quick Couplers used on Komatsu Hydraulic Excavators were also on display along with L&T Crusher Bucket. L&T had displayed a large selection of Genuine Parts in the constructed booth comprising fast moving spares, tooth points, oils used for a variety of models. Recon Components also formed part of the display.

    L&T launched Komatsu PC300LC-8 and PC350LC-8 machines that have cutting-edge technology and in-built Komtrax tracking system that helps users monitor their machines anytime, anywhere and helps improve machine performance as well as reduce fuel usage. Features include colour monitor with advanced machine monitoring function and improved visibility and resolution with large TFT LCD.

    These heavy-duty machines with strengthened body, large counterweight and stronger undercarriage are fitted with large capacity bucket and reinforcements, and the Komatsu SAA6D114E-3 powerful diesel engine of 260 hp. Several new features make the models an attractive proposition in the tough and demanding applications of Stone, Granite and Marble Industry — SE Boom (6.0 m), ME Bucket ( with 1.9, 2.1, 2.3 CuM options), with substantial improvements in ICT technology, eco-compliance and fuel efficiency. Komatsu ME Bucket is an engineering marvel with high durability and is effective for high productivity with low-resistant excavation.

    L&T now offers a full line of high-performance equipment incorporating world-class features for the Road Construction segment. L&T 5590H Hydraulic Paver and L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader are the latest offerings and have been indigenously designed and manufactured by LTCEL. L&T will aggressively promote these models in the market.

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