New technique moves the business forward and makes everyday life easier for operators and machine owners. The Maskinentreprenören Technique Prize is presented yearly to put focus on the importance of innovation and product development. The winner 2013 is Komatsu and Topcon for the intelligent machine control on dozers, which means that a large part of the work is done automatically.
“Because a dozer is a machine that takes time to master and many earthmoving companies have trouble recruiting new drivers, the timing seems right with a machine that can do most of the work automatically. It is also positive that there is no longer any need for masts or outer sensors on the machine. With their intelligent machine control Komatsu and Topcon shows the way towards a probable development of most earthmoving machines.”
- We are very happy to be awarded Maskinentreprenörens Technique Prize. We see it as recognition from the market that the direction Komatsu has chosen with the intelligent machine control is the right direction, says Dirk Legrand at Komatsu European marketing department.
The Technique Prize is given to the best product that has been presented in Maskinentreprenören magazine during the year. Beside the winners Komatsu and Topcon, we also award honourable mentions to the other five products that reached the final round:
Wacker Neuson: Electro-hydraulic drive.
Caterpillar: 336E LH hydraulic hybrid.
Hammerglass: Explosion proof windows.
Engcon: Quick coupler locking.
Indexator: Quick coupler locking.
For more information:
Lars-Olof Tandberg, technical editor, Maskinentreprenören, tfn: +46 (0)8-762 70 79
Micael Appelgren, chief editor, Maskinentreprenören, tfn: +46 (0)8-762 70 71
The Magazine Maskinentreprenören is the official publication for the Swedish Earth Moving Contractors Association (ME). We have full coverage of the earthmoving business, civil engineering and mining. We also cover economical, professional and political decisions and subjects that concern the machine owners, companies and their business. Maskinentreprenören also write about big and small companies, their new methods, and products. We publish regular tests of machines and pick-up trucks.
Maskinentreprenörerna (ME) är ett bransch- och arbetsgivarförbund som organiserar 3 700 privata maskinentreprenörer. Förbundet ingår i Svenskt Näringsliv och verkar för att skapa bättre förutsättningar för branschen genom bland annat utveckling av kompetens, kvalitet och miljö, samt samhällspåverkan.