Milestone Komatsu HM300 ADT goes to Imerys
Komatsu Europe announce sale of 1,000th HM300 articulated dumptruck to Croix-Gérard Quarry
KOMATSU Europe have announced the sale of their 1,000th HM300 articulated dumptruck, (ADT) which was first launched on the European market in 2003. The new 30-tonne truck (pictured) and a PC360 hydraulic excavator were delivered to Imerys’ Croix-Gérard Quarry, in Poigny, France, during a special event on 14 December 2021.
Over the years, Komatsu have provided Imerys with various machines for their many job sites in France, mainly rigid dumptrucks, dozers, wheel loaders, and excavators. This partnership was further strengthened in 2019 and an agreement protocol was concluded between Komatsu and Imerys in 2020.
Komatsu say the HM300 ADT is designed to work on any jobsite and under any conditions, thanks to its powerful engine, advanced Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS), selectable working modes for on-demand performance adjustments, robust exterior, and state-of-the-art suspension and retarder.
‘We operate in clay quarries with slippery ground and sometimes steep tracks,’ said Gérald Bihan, exploitation manager at Imerys. ‘We really need trucks that have an all-terrain capability, so we went for the articulated HM300-5, which has all the characteristics required for our extraction, under our conditions.’
Philippe Haguenauer, president of Komatsu France, said: ‘Komatsu have a leading expertise in the field of rigid dumptrucks. This has enabled us to adapt certain elements of these trucks, such as the KTCS system, which automatically controls wheel slip in difficult conditions, to our articulated dumpers. Today, a growing number of customers also turn to Komatsu articulated trucks for their first-class comfort and their excellent visibility.’