One of the largest heavy and civil construction service companies in Newfoundland
Marine Contractors, one of the largest heavy and civil construction service companies in Newfoundland, partnered with SMS Equipment to increase production, improve efficiencies and strengthen their bottom line.
Some of the key things that led Marine Contractors to purchase the Komatsu intelligent machines over a competitor would be Komatsu’s machines actually offering machine control.
A lot of the good competitors are offering blade control. With our D-65i, it’s able to push material in the most efficient way possible. Being fully machine controlled when our dozer is pushing material, it’s taking the maximum cut that that blade can handle. Once the machine senses that there’s any slippage or that the blade is becoming overloaded, the machine will take control, lift the blade and make whatever adjustments necessary. Then on each given pass when we’re trying to cut grade, that dozer is making the most efficient pass as possible.
Benefits of Machine Control
Some of the key reasons why Marine Contractors decided to continue to purchase Komatsu equipment would be the local support, the local technicians, and the fact that they’ll loan the local parts. They’re making it easy to maintain our current fleet of equipment that we have. SMS Equipment has also been fully backed by the Komatsu brand in providing a fantastic warranty on all of the equipment that we have purchased to date.