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takingthemachineapartandputtingNyalicevery-wheretheycouldMathesonsaid.Komatsuswireharnessesalreadyhavehigh-qualitysealedDTconnectorsbutduetothehighlycorrosivenatureofTheAndersonsapplicationColumbusEquipmentwentastepfurtherbyusingdielectricgreaseandmastictapetofurthersealharnessconnections.WebelievethatwillensuremaximumuptimeMathesonadded.ColumbusEquipmentsanti-corrosionpackagehasslowedcorrosiondowntremendouslySchweitzersaid.Corrosiontypicallybeginsalmostimmediatelyandcancutthelifeexpectancyofamachineby30to50percentheexplainedsotheeffectsoftheNyalicwereevidentfromthestart.ThemachineshavebeenworkingoutwellsowellinfactthecompanyhasalsopurchasedaWA380foraplantnutrientoperationinEasternOhioandanotherWA380foragrainoperationinOhio.Iwoulddefi-nitelyrecommendthemtoothersSchweitzersaid.Themachinesaregoodonfuelandtheoperatorsreallylikethem.Theyarecomfortabletooperateandthecontrolsareveryuser-friendly.ItsaharshenvironmentbuttheKomatsusarewellequippedtosucceedinthestructuresandundertheconditionswehaveonsiteSchweitzersaid.TheKomatsuwheelloadersareusedtoloaddryfer-tilizersoncustomerstrucksorrailcars.TheproductissoldtodistributorsandendusersandeachplantmovestensofthousandsoftonseachyearSchweitzersaid.Duringthebusyseasonsspringandfallthewheelloadersoperatealldaylong.ThecompanyreliesonColumbusEquipmenttomaintainthewheelloaderswhichareequippedwiththeKOMTRAXvehiclemonitoringsystem.WiththeKOMTRAXsystemColumbusEquipmentknowswhenthemachinesneedtobeservicedandtakencareof.They6BrianSmithcommunicateswiththedriverasheoverseesacomputerizedloadingofredphosphatefromtheEastPit2loadingareacontrolroom.LeftOperatorJoshBundyprocessesredphosphateintoacomputerizedconveyordeliverysystemwithaNyalic-treatedKomatsuWA470inThePlantNutrientGroupsArchBuilding.CenterTheAndersonsBrianSmithdemonstratestheKahlerAutomationSystemwhichcontrolsdeliverysystemflowtothevariousloadingareas.RightMaximumloadsofupto50000lbs.truckcanbeprocessedthroughMaumeesEastPit2loadingarea.ThemachineshavebeenworkingoutwellsowellinfactthecompanyhasalsopurchasedaWA380foraplantnutrientoperationinEasternOhioandanotherWA380foragrainoperationinOhio.