"The global release of Komatsu's new 35-tonne Hybrid Excavator has been a world first right here in Australia"

Civenex-b-(1).jpgKomatsu will display its most advanced equipment yet at CIVENEX 2014, Australia's premier infrastructure expo featuring earthmoving and construction.

The global release of Komatsu's new 35-tonne Hybrid Excavator has been a world first right here in Australia in 2013, and the HB335LC-1 Hybrid Excavator will be taking pride of place on the Komatsu stand.

The expo is on May 14th and 15th at Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, in Sydney's west.

Rueben Newnham, Komatsu's sales manager for NSW, said that visitors would be able to participate in demonstrations of Komatsu's KOMTRAX satellite monitoring system, as well as getting up close to Komatsu's new range of earthmoving equipment.

"We're pleased to be displaying our most advanced excavator to date," he said.

"The HB335LC-1 incorporates the Hybrid system developed for Komatsu's proven 20-tonne class HB205-1 and HB215LC-1 Hybrid Excavators, delivering outstanding performance.

"The Komatsu Hybrid system optimises the ultra-capacitor, inverter, generator motor, electric swing motor and engine to suit the work situation, reducing fuel consumption by an average of 20 per cent.

"Komatsu's total vehicle control technology coordinates these components to make the most of the machine's full potential, resulting in a more powerful yet environmentally friendly machine."

Mr Newnham said that for the past 90 years Komatsu has been a leader in technological innovation.

"As a leading manufacturer of utility, construction and mining equipment, Komatsu understands its commitment to addressing the increasing global environmental issues," he said.

"Komatsu designed its Hybrid hydraulic excavator to reduce environmental impact without compromising performance.

"Komatsu has raised the industry bar for Hybrid technology, receiving high praise from both customers and government officials.

"This proves that what's good for the bottom line can also be good for the planet," Mr Newnham said.

A range of other utility and construction equipment will also appear on Komatsu's stand, including the new GD655 grader, WA250PZ-6 wheel loader, WB97R-5 backhoe and a number of excavators, from the PC18MR-3 to PC88MR-8.

The 59th annual CIVENEX expo will host hundreds of exhibitors from NSW, interstate and overseas displaying the latest in heavy machinery, new technology developments and the latest offerings from small businesses.

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia NSW CEO John Roydhouse said this year's expo is sure to attract interest from buyers in public works, local government and corporate companies.

"CIVENEX strengthened in 2013 with a sustained increase in attendance, especially from local government," he said.

"The relocation and expansion of the demonstration area into the main exhibition space proved a great success and the live demonstrations area has been expanded even further this year."