Used Komatsu Equipment For Sale
Finding used Komatsu equipment for sale is incredibly easy, simply because the company has been around for so long. Komatsu is one of the original manufacturers of heavy equipment used in the construction industry. The company was sold to the public in May of 1921 after it became large enough to make an impact on the construction industry. The public company that was sold off was named Komatsu Ltd.
Komatsu produced their very first prototype tractor in 1931, and it quickly became a huge success. Throughout the 30’s they also produced tractors for the Japanese military, as well as tanks, dozers, and howitzers during World War 2. The president of the company decided to start manufacturing non-military equipment by adding bulldozers and forklifts to its list of machines that it was selling to the public. With the continued uprising of successful machines, Komatsu began looking at other ways to make their tractors even better.
The need for growth and innovation led the company to begin using diesel powered engines over the traditional gasoline power plants. Their move into diesel engines helped them take on the large and powerful Caterpillar company that had controlled most of the construction industry in the United States during the period. During July of 1967, Komatsu entered into the US market and would enstill themselves as a company that could easily knock Caterpillar off their perch. They quickly began producing machines ranging from compact excavators, haul trucks, dump trucks, and wheel loaders, to skid steers, track loaders, crushers, graders, and carriers.
These days, Komatsu is known for building the world’s largest bulldozer and some of the world’s largest pieces of mining equipment. They’ve combined their almost 100 years of experience into manufacturing some of the highest quality, longest lasting pieces of machinery that are being used in the construction industry. Recent studies have shown them making a change from standard diesel to bio diesel, which has much fewer impacts on the environment, and burns cleaner for when the machines are used deep in mines where oxygen levels can get to low levels.
Depending on what you need from your construction company, the types of machines that you are going to require will vary substantially. For smaller construction jobs, home do-it-yourself’ers, and landscapers, you may not require anything above the “small” or “compact” ranges of equipment. However, when you are dealing with larger scale projects, demolition, and heavy lifting, you are going to want to go with full scale, large, and expensive pieces of machinery.
Komatsu’s smaller line of machines range from the compact excavators, and small excavators, to small bulldozers, and skid steer loaders. Their heavier line of equipment includes the medium and large excavators, bull dozers, haul trucks, dump trucks, wheel loaders, backhoes, track loaders, crushers, graders, and carriers.
When it comes to finding the best prices on used Komatsu equipment for sale, you can either start by contacting local contractors and asking them if they are looking to liquidate any of their machines, or by looking through classified ads and auctions. You can find quite a few deals at auctions that local dealerships regularly hold to help sell off some of the equipment that they have been collecting over the years. Local auctions allow you the benefit of seeing the equipment in person, getting a list of all of the maintenance that has been performed, as well as the large repairs, and a safety inspection that is required before the machines can be sold.
Another great way to locate used Komatsu equipment for sale is through the eBay website. On the eBay website you have a lot more access to machines that may not be in your local area. This is great for helping you save more money, but can present some problems if you are not close enough to inspect the machines yourself. When you are bidding on the auctions on eBay you are going to want to make sure that you ask the right questions to the seller, and request the necessary documents to ensure that the machine you are purchasing is indeed going to continue running and not require a large amount of money in repairs when you receive it.