Machinery gets the top grade
Sneak peek at graders
KOMATSU, which has a team in Gladstone who support the region’s businesses, offers a range of graders.
The company develops and produces all major components, such as engines, electronics and hydraulic functions.
The company said its GD555-5 and GD655-5 graders, part of its Dash 5 Vantage range, feature the best cab visibility of any grader on the market, increased engine power, and an upgraded version of its unique dual-mode transmission system. Operating weight for the GD555-5 is 18.1 tonnes and the GD655-5 is 18.5 tonnes.
Isaac Regional Council has purchased four Komatsu graders in the past three years for rural road maintenance. Fleet officer Robert Winley said the company’s warranty and servicing deal led the council to make a “major switch” away from another company to Komatsu.
“The service agreement has been a game-changer for us... Generally our decision was based on a cost-effective quote from Komatsu and they do such a great job with servicing afterwards,” he said.
GRAND MACHINERY: Komatsu’s Emerald branch with one of the company’s graders.
The blade angle makes it easy for soil and coal to roll freely.
The view from the operator’s seat on a Komatsu grader.