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Gibson Heavy Haul Delivers Dozer During Wildfire to Help Kirby-Smith Save Employee's Home

Date: 12/04/2018

When a Kirby-Smith Machinery employee's home and acreage south of Dallas was in imminent danger of being consumed by a rampaging wildfire, his employer acted quickly to help. Deciding to send a dozer to the employee's home so that an earthen firewall could be created around the perimeter of his property, Kirby-Smith put a call into its hauling contractor, Gibson Heavy Haul. The dozer would need to get there stat. "I called Kelby at Gibson Heavy Haul and they sent a truck directly ...

Pam Duncan joins Kirby-Smith as International Sales Representative and Equipment Appraiser

Date: 11/02/2018

Oklahoma City, Nov. 2nd, 2018 - Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has hired Pam Duncan to serve as International Sales Representative and Equipment Appraiser. Duncan joins Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Used Equipment Department with the primary focus of growing the company’s used machine business internationally. In addition to selling Kirby-Smith Machinery’s used inventory, which includes brands such as Komatsu, Wirtgen Group, Manitowoc, and Takeuchi, among others, Duncan will also help evaluate trade-ins for ...

Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Chuck Riddle to Governmental Sales Manager in Oklahoma

Date: 10/29/2018

  Oklahoma City, Oct. 29, 2018 - Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Chuck Riddle to Governmental Sales Manager, Oklahoma. He will be responsible for managing the company’s governmental sales team in Oklahoma, which supports the equipment needs for all levels of governmental entities throughout the state. Additionally, Riddle will continue to manage his current governmental sales territory in northeast Oklahoma.   According to Bill Gustafson, Senior ...

Best Practices for Maintaining Track Tension

Date: 10/03/2018

Regularly Scheduled Inspections Komatsu recommends regularly scheduled inspections for all brands and all types of track equipment. During our inspections, we routinely discuss proper track tension and cleaning requirements with your staff to maximize the life of your equipment’s track system. We identify operational and maintenance concerns that could reduce the life of any components and recommend an appropriate preventive maintenance program.   Adjusting Track Tension Track tension ...

Texas Asphalt Magazine Excerpt: THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS IS PAVED WITH GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT

Date: 10/01/2018

Article by Gary Corley, TXAPA Historian and Paving & Compaction Specialist for Kirby-Smith Machinery It's quite natural for us to remember the “firsts” in our respective careers—those events that set us on the path to our life’s work and hopefully lead to gratification and happiness. As you can tell from the attached sales invoice, my first experience as a young construction equipment salesman in 1972 was a reasonably spectacular event. Indeed, the dollar amount is impressive by any standard, ...

New tax law expands Section 179, allows bonus depreciation on used equipment acquisitions

Date: 09/12/2018

Used equipment buyers are the recipients of expanded benefits with the passage of last year’s tax law, including the ability to combine Section 179 Expensing and first-year bonus depreciation. Previously, bonus depreciation was limited to new purchases only. Section 179 Expensing by itself can be significant, and generally companies use this deduction first. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act doubled the deduction limit to $1 million on qualifying equipment purchases, including previously owned machinery. ...

Kirby-Smith's Aileen Collins is first woman to graduate from Komatsu ACT Program

Date: 08/26/2018

This Friday, Aileen Collins will be the first woman to graduate from the Komatsu Advanced Career Training program, which has been at OSU Institute of Technology for more than 20 years. Collins said she likes the challenges that come with exploring new things and being first. “Being the first woman, yeah it’s tough, but it’s also rewarding. People say you can’t do it, but then you prove them wrong,” she said. “It definitely feeds the fire.” Collins, who grew up in Claremore and Pryor, said ...

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is Awarded Northern Texas for Terramac

Date: 08/15/2018

Kirby-Smith Machinery expands Terramac dealer coverage to six of its existing branch locations in Northern Texas which include Dallas, Odessa, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo and Abilene. Each location has been approved to provide complete crawler carrier sales, rentals, service and support to the area. Specializing in pipelines and general construction, Kirby-Smith is familiar with the strong demand for crawler carriers in Northern Texas and is eager to increase access to their carrier equipment ...

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GROUP TEAM ASSESSES MADDEN MATERIALS’ OPERATIONS; IMPROVEMENTS SAVE ENOUGH TO BUY ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

Date: 07/20/2018

Approximately two years ago, Joe and Sofia Regalado acquired Madden Materials, adding to the couple’s already hefty work load as they operated a trucking company and another material supply business. The new venture came with challenges, so they turned to their local Komatsu distributor, who connected them with the Business Solutions Group to help formulate an action plan. The Business Solutions Group offers bottom-line tactics that maximize production and efficiency. The group studies customers’ ...

Komatsu America introduces the new WA480-8 wheel loader

Date: 06/29/2018

  Higher production, less fuel burn, better comfort and serviceability all come together in a package that hits the sweet spot for multiple-application versatility   Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower ...



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