K Komatsu and Cadiz Branch Combine to REFINE AND IMPLEMENT LARGE D 14 Komatsu is now offering a factory-supported rebuild program for its large mining dozers and Columbus Equipments Cadiz branch played a key role in fine-tuning the program. Over the winter Cadiz service technicians Rick Cramblett and Steve Pearch overhauled a D475 as a test-run of the program making sure they could accomplish the rebuild in a certain amount of time and evaluating the parts kits Komatsu had developed for the program. Komatsu project managers were on site every day to follow the progress and respond to changes sug- gested by the technicians. Under the factory-supported rebuild program the dozer is torn down to the frame and rebuilt on a new frame. Its nearly as good as a new machine. An old dozer came in and a new dozer came out said Dan Minnis manager of the Cadiz branch. The rebuilt dozer even carries a new machine war- ranty said Paul W. Moore vice president parts sales and marketing for Komatsu. When the machine gets to high operating hours the customer can bring the machine to a Komatsu distributor like Columbus Equipment Company. The wear items are replaced with brand new ones and many parts are rebuilt all to Komatsu specifications. Its like getting a new machine at a fraction of the cost he said. Komatsu asked the Cadiz branch to be its test-run partner because of the high level of experience and knowledge the branch has in servicing mining dozers Moore said. The Cadiz branch had already successfully performed four mining dozer rebuilds and Cramblett and Pearch had both previously worked on a D475 Its like getting a new machine at a fraction of the cost. Paul W. Moore VP Parts Sales Marketing Komatsu PRODUCT SUPPORT Service Technician Rick Cramblett left has been with Columbus Equipment Company since 1979. Kenneth Skinner center mans the parts and shipping department while Service Technician Steve Pearch right has over 34 years of service invested with Columbus Equipment Company. The Komatsu D475 rebuild was Rick and Steves second such rebuild.