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 introduced the industry's first short base boom structure, and its boom was extremely shorten. It was able to make tight turns, go into small spaces, and offer wider visibility during operation, which contributed to improved safety. By adapting the boom with 5 levels, it achieved the highest lift above ground level and the largest radius of working area in its class.
Maximum rating load: 26 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.