Komatsu to use Topcon automated control systems

New Komatsu motor graders and bulldozers can be purchased with Topcon automated machine control systems as factory-installed options under an agreement the two companies announced March 26. The agreement covers the Komatsu distribution network worldwide and Topcon three- and two-dimensional control systems. The companies say they will share information to assure the Topcon control platform and specified Komatsu machinery maintain compatibility. “On-machine” Topcon components can be ordered directly from Komatsu, while Komatsu distributors will purchase “off-machine” components from local Topcon distributors.