While equipment built to accommodate urban environments, by generating less noise, vibrations and emission, became more common, super sized equipment that could withstand harsh working conditions in places like giant mines were also developed.
This model was fitted with the large 4.8 litter engine, and using two kinds of brakes (air over hydraulic/exhaustion) at the same time improved the braking system significantly. Unlike previous rough terrain cranes, driving felt more casual like a regular automobile.
To make the driving experience safer and more comfortable for female operators it was equipped with a 2-winch motor and auto hook storage device. Additionally, an upward venting air conditioner, full reclining seat, cool box, and lunch table were installed to keep an operator comfortable all day long.
Maximum rating load: 8 tons
There were other construction machines built by Komatsu over the years. We can see how the various designs mirrored different eras if we look at them set against the flow of history.