In the early part of 2015 we spent some time in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons with Midwest Plant. The rolling hills and peaks providing a suitable backdrop for us to see their new Komatsu D61PXi-23 get stuck in.
Midwest Plant are the experts in their region. They have been established construction and civil engineering contractors to local authorities for over 30 years, but Midwest’s unique selling point is their experienced staff and operatives who help to deliver a range of services to all their contracts. They’re also big Komatsu lovers, so we thought we’d pay them a visit.
We like to think we’re pretty flexible with allowing our machines out on demo, even our busy iMC demo machines. So when Midwest Plant asked us for a demonstration of the features of iMC, we knew it would be beneficial for them to see the machine put through its paces. Jeff Davies from Midwest Plant explained:
“We all noticed a huge time saving by using intelligent Machine Control, and the D61PXi excelled on site. Once the site information was set into the machine, there was no over or under digging – even at speed it was right first time. “
The D61PXi-23 they’ve just taken delivery of after a successful demo period has been put to work in unfamiliar territory. Its new home is a Lead/Zinc Mine; a pretty unusual setting for a Komatsu dozer. When we visited, Midwest Plant were remodelling the entire area and constructing lagoons to stop any contamination leaching into the water table on a local scale. Jeff explained: