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<br /> JULY 2018<br /> White logo is below<br /> A MESSAGE FROM<br /> THE PRESIDENT<br /> Dan Stracener<br /> Innovation<br /> comes in<br /> all sizes<br /> 2<br /> Dear Valued Customer:<br /> Komatsu’s innovation stands out, regardless of machine size. Case in<br /> point, this issue of your Tractor Times highlights a couple of ways that<br /> Komatsu places itself at the forefront of technology at different ends of the<br /> equipment spectrum.<br /> One is Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS), which celebrates<br /> its 10th anniversary this year. The driverless trucks remain on course,<br /> thanks to high-precision GPS and other systems. During the past decade,<br /> these massive machines have successfully moved more than 1.5 billion<br /> tons of material efficiently and safely in mines throughout the world.<br /> Mines typically pair AHS trucks with large excavators. 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