Komatsu, Siemens To Cooperate On Mine Truck Drives

Posted on November 2, 2006

Komatsu Ltd. said it would cooperate with Germany's Siemens AG to develop an electric motor-power drive system for large dump trucks. By working with Siemens, Komatsu aims to develop drive systems that offer higher fuel efficiency for large dump trucks. Demand for such trucks, used in mining operations, is growing, Komatsu spokesman Keiichiro Matsuoka said. Komatsu, said it expects its sales from large dump trucks to reach some $52 million in the year to March. It currently buys electric-powered drive systems for large dump trucks from General Electric.

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