The Dirt #05: How Dozers Got Their Name + What is Komatsu Smart Construction?

Updated Jan 11, 2021

In this week’s episode of The Dirt we discuss the origins of the term dozer (according to Caterpillar), new Bobcat skid steers and CTLs, and we talk with Komatsu’s Jason Anetsberger about Smart Construction. The Smart Construction service has 11 different modules aimed at assisting contractors in transitioning to digital jobsite tools and planning, including drone surveys to semi-autonomous machine control.


Episode Chapters

0:00 Intro

0:45 National Trench Safety Stand Down

1:13 Ohio Work Zone Crashes

1:53 Epiroc Concrete Busters

2:27 Cat Pin Grabber Couplers

3:00 Where Did the Name “Dozer” Come From?

4:14 Bobcat Unveils New R-Series Loaders

5:10 An Introduction to Komatsu Smart Construction

7:10 Conversation with Komatsu’s Jason Anetsberger on Smart Construction Services


🚧 Mentioned in this Episode 🚧

Trench Safety Links:

National Trench Safety Stand Down coming in June

Trenching experts spell out OSHA Confined Spaces compliance, warn against ‘choosing your rules’

OSHA reveals leading causes of trench violations in construction

Ohio DOT Work Zone Crashes

Epiroc Concrete Busters

Cat Couplers

How Dozers Got Their Name

Bobcat Unveils New R-Series Skid Steers, CTLs


More Smart Construction Coverage:

Inside Smart Construction: Komatsu’s tech consultation service seeks to level playing field for the company and its customers

With drones, 3D modeling services and Propeller partnership, Komatsu Smart Construction is digitizing the jobsite


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