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MAIN EXHIBITION ENTRANCE HISTORY OF JAPANESE BULLDOZER EXHIBITION
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1980 OPEN

More and more innovative technologies were applied to products with a heavy focus on hydraulic shovels. Using mechatronics for engine control was one of the examples of Japan's advanced electronics technology that surpassed the world standards.

Komatsu Hydraulic excavator PC1600
(1987)

Komatsu Hydraulic excavator PC1600

This equipment was developed as the main model for coal mining and large scale land forming. With a large capacity bucket and the 820HP engine installed, its energy saving system was able to lower production costs at construction sites despite large workloads.

Weight: 16000kg, Bucket capacity: 9.0m3

Hydraulic excavator OPEN

Since its first emergence in 1951, it took only 50 years for the hydraulic shovel to establish its primary position on construction sites worldwide. Its size ranges from mini to super size depending on the scale of construction, and during the half century, it kept evolving by achieving a minimum rear-swing radius and adapting styles that would work with characteristics of each site. Mirroring the movement of a human hand, a hydraulic shovel will continue to evolve during the 21st century.

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