The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.
Equipped with the world's first dual mode transmission featuring the torque converter with the lockup function, it could use either direct drive or torque drive depending on working conditions and function. Additionally, adapting the original CLSS hydraulic system, it delivered high productivity with improved detail and simultaneous operability.
This model was also fitted with the clean engine that met the second regulation of exhaust standards set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, as well as KOMTRAX, the construction equipment operation management system that enabled efficient remote vehicle control.
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.