The newest 25 models in the Komatsu range – spanning excavators, loaders, haul trucks and graders – were unveiled at Komatsu Australia’s annual BOOTS ON event at the Hunter Plant Operating Training School in Cessnock, New South Wales earlier this year. The event was designed to introduce Komatsu’s latest offerings – including the HM400-5 articulated dump truck (ADT) and the HD605-8 rigid frame dump truck – to existing and potential customers across Australia. Other machines on show included Dash 11 series excavators, the “intelligent Machine Control” PC210LCi-10 excavator, and Dash 8 series wheel loaders. The Dash 11 series and the Dash 8 series were extensively reported upon in a feature article in last month’s issue of Quarry [26(9), September 2018: 50-56]. Komatsu also demonstrated its KOMTRAX remote telematics-based remote monitoring system and its SMARTCONSTRUCTION technology, which covers the steps in a project’s development, from initial site survey, design and professional consultancy, through to operation and production. Nearly 150 attendees from the industry were at the event, and all had the opportunity to test the capabilities of the machines for themselves. The mac...