More Precise, More Efficient, More Profitable! The Jobsite of the Future is Here!

Komatsu intelligent Machine Control technology combined with SMARTCONSTRUCTION solutions is making our customers more productive today and in the future.

Adding Komatsu intelligent Machine Control system is a formula for unmatched productivity improvement. Intelligent Machine Control makes every pass count so you can significantly increase your productivity at each stage of earthmoving operations.

SMARTCONSTRUCTION from Komatsu provides customers with equipment and services designed to increase production and accuracy. Together with your intelligent Machine Control equipment, SMARTCONSTRUCTION technology connects all jobsite information involved in every phase of construction, from pre-construction to completion.

Kirby-Smith is your source for Komatsu iintelligent Machine Control equipment and your trusted partner in SMARTCONSTRUCTION. We will help you find the right equipment and the right approach to each job to maximize productivity and accuracy. Training and consultation are included with Smart Construction - both to get you started and to provide ongoing support as needed.  






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Factory Integrated Sensor Package

Typical blade mounted components are replaced with factory installed cab top GNSS antenna, enhanced inertial measuring unit (IMU+), and stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders. Komatsu durability & quality with factory installation, integration.

Cab Top GNSS Antenna

No blade mounted GNSS antenna(s), cables to worry about damaging with cab top GNSS antenna. Reduced risk of theft due to low visibility as viewed from ground level.

Enhanced Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU+)

Chassis mounted enhanced inertial measuring unit (IMU+) and intelligent logic provides for finish grade accuracy without blade mounted sensors. Positional updates up to 100Hz.

Stroke Sensing Hydraulic Cylinders

Robust stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders employ proven Komatsu sensor technologies for accurate finish grade performance. Stroke sensing angle cylinder allows machine control system to know the angle of the blade.

Operator Selectable Load Settings

Machine control load settings can be adjusted between presets to tailor response to material conditions. From dry loose sandy soils to wet heavy clay materials, system performance can be targeted accordingly.

Standard Touch Screen Control Box

Factory installed and features simple, easy to use operator interface. Mounted high for excellent visibility, viewing angle is adjustable per operator preference.


How does it work?

A machine using the GPS antenna and receiver will track multiple GPS satellite signals. 

The Base Station is set to a “known” point on the jobsite and then broadcasts the “correction” information to the machine using a radio signal.

The “correction” fixes the satellite inherent errors and uses the machine settings to generate an accurate current position of the blade.

The current position of the blade is compared to the 3D model of the project. Cut or fill value is displayed for the operator. Also an automatic hydraulic interface can accurately move the blade to the exact design grade.

Inside the cab a display with a simple interface for the operator to use to be more efficient and have grading information on parts of the project.


Benefits of intelligent Machine Control:

  • Complete grading operations faster
  • Fewer passes to finish grade
  • More efficient machine use…Less Rework, grade it once and move on
  • Greatly decrease the amount and waiting for grade stakes
  • Lower machine operating costs
  • Better Material Yields
  • Improve Fuel Efficiency
  • Improve operator performance


intelligent Machine Control Excavating

Komatsu’s intelligent machine control excavators feature a revolutionary machine control and guidance system that is fully factory integrated with the other qualities and benefits of a standard excavator.

The exclusive control function lets you focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about digging too deep or damaging the target surface.

iMC Features:

  • Auto Grade Assist
  • Auto Stop Control
  • Minimum Distance Control

From rough digging to finish grading,intelligent Machine Control excavators drastically improve efficiency and precision on your work sites. Unearth your productivity!








Having an expert partner that can help you set up a "smarter" jobsite can help you eliminate the risk of costly setup errors and maximize the profitability of your projects. With SMARTCONSTRUCTION and Kirby-Smith, our team will handle all aspects of jobsite setup, including jobsite localization, base station setup and machine setup.  

  • Jobsite Localization
  • Base Station Setup
  • Machine Setup

As your partner in SMARTCONSTRUCTION, Kirby-Smith can sell or rent base stations and rover kits. Contact us today to learn more!


SMARTCONSTRUCTION - Connectivity at Your Fingertips 

SMARTCONSTRUCTION provides you with unmatched connectivity to your jobsite from anywhere. Real-time job site updates are available along with convenient remote access and support. Now you can receive product support remotely, reducing service calls and maximizing machine uptime. Training for your operators is also available from any Internet connected device. 

With SMARTCONSTRUCTION you can monitor equipment, track production with up-to-date job site productivity reports, and send and receive files to any and every machine, even when machines are offline. 

The job site of the future relies on communication and connectivity and with Komatsu SMARTCONSTRUCTION, you have the keys to both. 



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