Roadbridge adds intelligent machine control & eco-friendly hybrid technology to excavator fleet



Contractor Roadbridge has committed itself to hybrid and intelligent machine control with the purchase of new Komatsu machines for service at Dublin Airport and on other projects, which include a major road realignment at Collooney and the Facebook data centre in Clonee. Their fleet is being expanded with the addition of two HB365LC-3, one HB215LC-3 Hybrids and a PC210LCi-11 with Intelligent Machine Control. Komatsu Hybrid’s significant fuel saving comes by combining engine power with a proven hybrid mechanism whose battery output is kept charged by the machine’s own swing movement. Using intelligent machine control, operators have more accurate control of ground preparation. Automatically, the bucket is prevented from digging beyond the target surface, thereby maintaining grade automatically with real-time bucket edge positioning, both in relation to the machine and the job surface. Other Komatsu machines forming part of the Roadbridge purchase include a number of PC490LC-11 excavators, PC138US-11 short tail swing crawler excavators, D65PX-18 and D85PX-18 dozers and PC55MR-5 and PC26MR-3 minis.

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