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November, 2021 – Brandeis Machinery Announces Promotion of Chip Young to Vice President. Brandeis Machinery, a member of the Bramco family of companies announces the promotion of Chip Young, General Manager, Material Handing and Technology Solutions to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective, January 1, 2022. Read more

August, 2021 -Brandeis Machinery Expands Reach into West Virginia . Brandeis Machinery, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the authorized Komatsu distributor in eight counties in the western region of West Virginia. The counties of Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Wyoming, Mcdowell, and Mercer will now be serviced by Brandeis Machinery out of the Stanville, Kentucky branch location. Learn more

March, 2021 – Komatsu’s PC88MR-11 excavator delivering higher productivity. Looking for an excavator that offers performance and versatility in an easy-to-transport package? Take a look at the Komatsu PC88MR-11. Its reduced tail swing radius makes it ideal for work on roadways, bridges, urban areas, or anywhere space is limited. Read more about this new machine. 

February, 2021 – Brandeis Machinery introduces Komatsu’s D71-24 dozer with distinctive slant nose design offers exceptional visibility. The most powerful hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer in its size class; standard, low ground pressure or with intelligent Machine Control 2.0. Read more

June, 2020 – Komatsu’s PC130-11 excavator provides durability and reliability in a small package – For contractors looking for an excavator for utility work or small construction jobs, the Komatsu PC130-11 fits the bill. Learn all about this new excavator. 


December, 2019 –  Fecon announces the appointment of Brandeis Machinery as their dealer for Indiana and western Kentucky. Learn more 

December, 2019—Komatsu America’s new HD785-8 rigid frame off-highway haul truck has the highest in class horsepower, 1,140 HP (849 kW) and a payload capacity of 101.6 U.S. (short) / 92.2 metric tons. Read more 

September, 2019 – Komatsu introduces its PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator – Komatsu America recently introduced its PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator, equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine for more horsepower. Read more. 

August, 2019 – Komatsu America introduces the D155AX-8 LGP (low ground pressure) dozer – Komatsu America today introduced its new 354 horsepower D155AX-8 LGP (low ground pressure) dozer which incorporates the proven Komatsu technology used in the D155AX-8, enhanced with two blade options and more track on the ground. Learn more 

August, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the WA900-8. The 256,618 lb. (116,400 kg) wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine, and is purpose-built to load 70 – 150 ton haul trucks. More information. 

July, 2019 – Komatsu America Distributor Brandeis Machinery now a member of Sourcewell –  Brandeis Machinery announces that, as a distributor of Komatsu America equipment, it can now support local government and public agencies who source contracts through Sourcewell (formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance) Learn more about this venture. 

May, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 hydraulic excavators – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final emissions certified hydraulic excavators. Learn more about these additions. 

March, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new GD655-7 motor grader – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the GD655-7. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the motor grader lineup will be sold concurrently with the current GD655-6 model to offer customers additional choices to meet their needs. Read more. 

February, 2019 – Brandeis Machinery Announces a new Vice President, Regional Sales for Indiana – Brandeis Machinery and Supply, a Bramco company, is pleased to introduce Corey Wall as the new Vice President, Regional Sales for the Indiana market. Read more 

January, 2019 – David Coultas New President for Brandeis Machinery and Supply – Brandeis Machinery and Supply, a Bramco company, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Coultas to President. Mr. Coultas succeeds Gene Snowden and will be assuming his responsibilities for the entire Brandeis operation starting January 1, 2019. Learn More


July, 2018 – 855E Expands Sennebogen Product Line – Sennebogen introduced the new 855 E model to its line-up of material handlers and completes the largest product line of purpose-built material handlers worldwide. Read all about this new model. 

July, 2018 – Bramco Announces a new General Manager for their Material Handling Division – Bramco, Inc., parent company for Brandeis Machinery & Supply, Power Equipment, Certified Rental and Bramco-MPS, announces new hire Chip Young as General Manager, Material Handing. Learn more about this new member of the Bramco leadership team. 

June, 2018 – Komatsu America introduces new WA480-8 Wheel Loader – Equipped with an EPA Tier IV Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability, according to the manufacturer. Click here for more on this new addition. 

May, 2018 – Sennebogen introduces 850E series Material Handlers  The new 850 E model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine, and continues SENNEBOGEN’s focus on simplicity and dependability, achieving exceptional performance through intelligent hydraulic design without complex electronics. Learn more.   

April, 2018 –  Komatsu intros PC390LCi-11 excavator with semi-auto control-  Komatsu is bringing its intelligent Machine Control technology (iMC) to another excavator size class with the introduction of the PC390LCi-11. It’s the fourth iMC-equipped excavator in the Komatsu lineup but the company says it’s the first 3D semi-automatic excavator that combines the “nimbleness and speed” of a 36-ton machine with the stability of a larger machine. Read more…

April, 2018 – Building a Lasting Drilling Business with Refurb – Building a business boils down to a few different factors: industry need, customer satisfaction and money. Dive a little bit deeper and you’ll find that building a successful business is dependent on things like reliability, adaptability and honesty. Rock Drilling, located in Bardstown, Ky., has honed these attributes into a business that’s grown and flourished for over 36 years. Read more…

March, 2018 – New Material Handler Boosts Paducah Port’s Productivity – Located at the confluence of the Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland rivers, and just upstream from the Mississippi River, Paducah, Ky., enjoys a long history as an important hub in America’s inland waterways network. Learn more about how the Paducah port is using their Sennebogen. 

February, 2018 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and a new viscous fan clutch, engine parasitic loads are now lower, and productivity up to four percent higher, compared to the previous model. Learn more about Komatsu’s latest addition. 

January, 2018 – Takeuchi-US has launched the TB235-2 compact hydraulic excavator. Sharing the same design concept of the TB230, TB240 and TB260, the TB235-2 provides Takeuchi with a 3.5 ton (3.1 t) offering in this competitive market classification. Read more about this new model. 

January, 2018- Brandeis Machinery and Supply Promotes David Coultas to Executive Vice President. Brandeis Machinery and Supply, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of David Coultas to Executive Vice President. Mr. Coultas will expand his responsibilities with the entire Brandeis operation throughout 2018 and assume the role of President of the company at the end of 2018, succeeding Gene Snowden. Press Release 


November 2017, Bramco Announces Change at the Top- Bramco, parent company of Brandeis Machinery, Power Equipment, Bramco-MPS and Certified Rentals has announced new leadership. Read more about the change in this press release.

October 2017, Komatsu Introduces the New D375A-8 Dozer – The D375A-8 features an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine that produces over 20% more horsepower while the dozer is traveling in the reverse direction. The additional horsepower yields faster cycle times and a productivity increase of up to 18%. Learn more about the features, advantages and benefits of the new D375A-8.

September 2017, Komatsu Introduces the New PC210LCi-11 Excavator – Money-saving efficiency and automatics, combined with operator-friendly, machine-control-enabled joysticks make this among the most versatile and productive excavators on the market. Learn more about the new PC210LCi-11.

September 2017, Brandeis Earns Certification for Intelligent Machine Control Repair – Brandeis Machinery has earned the first certification in the US for Intelligent Machine Control. Learn more about the certification.

August 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New WA200-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu has introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. Learn more about the new WA200-8 wheel loader.

June 2017 – John Deere’s Announced Intent to Acquire Wirtgen Group – Wirtgen Group has announced that their business was being sold to John Deere. Read more about the acquisition and what it means to our business, in this press release from Brandeis Machinery’s President, Gene Snowden.

June 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New HD325-8 and HD405-8 Haulers – Komatsu America has introduced new haulers that feature Increased horsepower, reduced fuel consumption, improved access, and all new operator environment. Read more about the new models and improvements that have been made.

May 2017 – Komatsu Introduces New PC290LL-11 Log Loader – Komatsu America has introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup.  Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach live heel Log Loader or a 34’ reach. Read more about the Features and benefits of the new PC290LL-11.

May 2017, Brandeis Hosting Intelligent Machine Control Day in Louisville – Learn more about Komatsu GPS Intelligent Machines, operate them and find out the difference they make in your operation. Learn more about the event.

April 2017, Extreme Sandbox Featured in Popular Science – Last year, we published a press release announcing an exclusive relationship between Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu. Now Popular Science has published an article highlighting how Extreme Sandbox came to be, and what it’s doing for the kid in us, and team building exercises for business. Download the PDF.

March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New D51 EX/PX-24 – Komatsu America Corp., introduced the new D51EX/PX-24 crawler dozer at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 today. Among the most versatile of all the Komatsu dozers, it features an updated, Tier 4 Final engine, and an electronically-controlled hydrostatic transmission.  These two features provide up to 13 percent less fuel consumption than the prior model, and exceptional maneuverability, respectively. Learn more about the new D51 EX/PX-24.

March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New PC170LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator – Komatsu America Corp.,introduced the new PC170LC-11 hydraulic excavator at the CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 tradeshow. Featuring a 121 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, SAA4D107E-3 engine, the new PC170LC-11 is a versatile, all-purpose construction machine that offers an enhanced power mode for up to six percent more productivity. Learn more about the new PC170LC-11.

March 2017, Komatsu Introduces New HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017. It features improved hybrid and total-vehicle-control systems, to help reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, – depending on application – while maintaining or exceeding operating performance, compared to 36-ton, non-hybrid excavators. Learn more about the New HB365LC-3 Excavator by Komatsu.

February 2017, Takeuchi Introduces Hybrid Excavator – Takeuchi-US unveiled the TB216H, its first diesel-electric motor hybrid powered compact excavator, during The Rental Show this week in Orlando. With this dual-power feature, Takeuchi says the machine can switch between indoor and outdoor work. A Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine rated at 14.9 hp powers the machine in diesel mode. The electric motor is rated at 14.2 hp. The machine also features a separate pump group for hydraulics. Learn more about the new TB216H.


December 2016, Takeuchi Introduces Largest Track Loader in the Industry – If the size of your success is going to be measured by the strength of your loader, then might we suggest the new TL12V2 track loader from Takeuchi. It’s the first vertical-lift model in Takeuchi’s lineup and, oh yes, it’s now also the largest vertical-lift track loader in the industry. The TL12V2 vertical-lift loader arrangement delivers 45 percent greater operating capacity over the current TL12 radial. Learn more about the new TL12V2.

December 2016, Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator – Production machine built for big dirt, rock and quarry applications; ideal for loading 30-40 ton articulated and rigid dump trucks. Learn more about the new Komatsu PC650LC-11.

December 2016, Takeuchi Newest Excavator, Largest in Line-up – Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has launched the TB2150 hydraulic excavator to the market. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the TB2150 replaces the Takeuchi TB1140 SERIES 2 excavator. Learn more about the new excavator.

November 2016, Komatsu Introduces New Off Road Trucks – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks. Read more about these new additions.

November 2016, Kikki’s Workshop by Komatsu – Kikki’s Workshop is a web site where our mascot characters, KenKen,Kikki, and their friends introduce you to the world of construction equipment in a fun and friendly manner. Visit Kikki’s Workshop.

October 2016, Sennebogen Announces Brandeis Dealer of the Year – Seenebogen has selected Brandeis Machinery as Dealer of the Year. Read more about the award and what it takes to receive the recognition.

September 2016, Komatsu Introduces Autonomous Haulage Vehicle – Komatsu has newly developed this vehicle exclusively as an unmanned vehicle designed to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation. See what Komatsu is doing in advancement of autonomous vehicle operation.

September 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New WA270-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA270-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. Read more about the WA270-8.

July 2016, Komatsu America to Acquire Joy Global – Komatsu Ltd. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc., a leading manufacturer of surface and underground mining equipment, under which Komatsu America Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the USA, will acquire 100% ownership of Joy Global. The Acquisition is expected to close in mid- 2017, subject to the approval of shareholders of Joy Global and the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals under laws in relevant countries. Read more about the acquisition and the benefits to Komatsu.

July 2016, Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New D39EX/PX-24 Crawler Dozer – Award-winning, super-slant-nose design, change-on-the-fly work modes that match power to work conditions and an efficient hydrostatic transmission that helps burn up to five percent less fuel. Read more about the new D39EX/PX-24

June 2016, Komatsu Receives SHARP Award from OSHA – Komatsu has recently been awarded the SHARP award from OSHA. Read about the award, what it means and why Komatsu feels it is so important.

May 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New D39PXi-24 Crawler Dozer – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems. Read more about the new Crawler Dozer.

May 2016, Komatsu Introduces the New WA500-8 Wheel Loader – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA500-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds. Read more about the new model.

April 2016, Komatsu Becomes Exclusive Supplier to Extreme Sandbox – Extreme Sandbox is a company that allows every day grown ups, the opportunity to operate giant excavators, bulldozers and more. And they’ve just signed an exclusive agreement with Komatsu. Read more about the agreement.

March 2016, Takeuchi Headquarters Expansion Completed – Takeuchi has announced completion of an expansion of their headquarters located in Sakaki, Nagano, Japan. The expansion included more space for engineering, administration and manufacturing. Read the full story and photo.

March 2016, Sennebogen Introduces the new 821 – The advantages of an electric material handler combined with the flexibility of a mobile machine is what the new SENNEBOGEN 821 offers with its integrated Powerpack. Read more about the Features advantages and benefits of the new 821.