What we’re doing to protect our customers during the COVID-19 epidemic

We continue to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and from local health departments near each of our facilities. Our aim is to implement sensible precautions that reduce the risk of illness and reduce the risk of disruptions to our customers.

Our highest priority now and always is to protect the health, wellness and safety of all employees and customers.

  • We are suspending all non-essential travel until further notice. “Travel” is defined as air travel or overnight travel outside of the normal course of duty. We are not referring to Territory Sales Reps or Field Technicians traveling locally in their routine duties. Our customers should still expect their normal service from their local Modern Machinery representatives.
  • We are limiting non-customer visits to our facilities and ensuring that employees that don’t feel well stay home.
  • Ours is a people business. Our people doing business with our customers. The CDC advises that the primary route of exposure to COVID-19 is from close person-to-person contact. Employees are encouraged to socially distance themselves when possible. Shaking hands is also strongly discouraged at this time, especially at large gatherings.
  • We are suspending participation in industry and professional events that involve a gathering of more than 25 people until further notice.
  • At the same time, we are also increasing the utilization of technology to serve customers in ways that reduce the risks of potential infection or disruptions.
  • In an effort to ensure ongoing responsiveness to our customers we are implementing a staggered schedule in our branch locations for parts and service coverage. This ensures that in the event of any exposure to the virus at the branch, we will have some employees working remotely continuing service to customers.
  • We encourage you to communicate with our Parts, Service and Sales teams via email, or telephone. See our directory of all branch locations and phone numbers.
  • You can also order parts via https://mykomatsu.komatsu. If you have any trouble accessing this site please email MyKomatsu@modernmachinery.com We have a team of Modern employees assigned to monitor this site and assist with any log on problems.
  • We are working with national and regional medical cleaning contractors to ensure that if an exposure at a branch were to occur, we have resources in place to properly disinfect the facility.
  • We are taking these actions and many more to try to keep employees and customers healthy and to maintain our extremely high standards for customer service. We will post updates periodically on our web site.

Modern Machinery adds DC Equipment to forestry product line

Modern Machinery is now the exclusive Dealer for DC Equipment/Falcon Forestry Equipment (FFE).

DC Equipment design and manufacture a range of mechanised steep slope logging equipment that significantly reduces the health and safety risk to workers whilst at the same time increasing the overall efficiency and productivity of crews. This is achieved through their development of specific equipment that removes workers from the riskiest parts of the logging process, while maintaining the ability to safely fell and extract logs from steep slopes efficiently and in great volume. Their main product lines include the Falcon Winch Assist, Falcon Grapple Camera, Falcon Claw 1250 and the Falcon 60 Tower Yarder.

This new addition fits well with our existing Forestry lines of Komatsu Forest, Madill, TimberPro, Quadco and Burks and further strengthens are ability to serve our customers in the Forestry industry.

About Modern Machinery

Modern Machinery, one of the largest Komatsu dealers in North America, has been selling and servicing heavy machinery since 1944. As the exclusive dealer for Komatsu in the Pacific Northwest, the company employs 380 plus workers in eleven locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho plus over 300 employees in two locations in Russia. Modern Machinery also carries equipment from Atlas Copco, Kolberg-Pioneer and JCI, Wirtgen, Hamm, Vogele, Sennebogen, Carlson, Leeboy, Madill, TimberPro, Komatsu Forestry, Spomac, Morooka, Cummins, as well as accessories from Stanley/LaBounty, Allied, Esco, JRB, Fleetguard, Hensley and others. To find a local office, call the company at 800-332-1617 or visit their Web Site at www.modernmachinery.com.

Public Relations Contact Info

Lamont Cantrell
253- 872-3500

Modern Machinery Increases its KPI/JCI Territory Coverage

Modern Machinery is pleased to announce that we have added Southern Idaho to our KPI/JCI market area. We are now the consolidated KPI / JCI / Astec Mobile Screens dealer for Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.

With our territory expansion of Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International, and Astec Mobile Screens, Modern Machinery is positioned to offer our customers the most comprehensive full line of portable and stationary crushers, screen plants, feeders and conveying equipment and services in the aggregate, mining and paving industries.

About Modern Machinery
Modern Machinery, one of the largest Komatsu dealers in North America, has been selling and servicing heavy machinery since 1944. As the exclusive dealer for Komatsu in the Pacific Northwest, the company employs 380 plus workers in eleven locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho plus over 300 employees in two locations in Russia. Modern Machinery also carries equipment from Atlas Copco, Kolberg-Pioneer and JCI, Wirtgen, Hamm, Vogele, Sennebogen, Carlson, Leeboy, Madill, TimberPro, Komatsu Forestry, Spomac, Morooka, Cummins, as well as accessories from Stanley/LaBounty, Allied, Esco, JRB, Fleetguard, Hensley and others. To find a local office, call the company at 800-332-1617 or visit their Web Site at www.modernmachinery.com.

Public Relations Contact Info
Lamont Cantrell
253-872-3500

Modern has a new Particle Counter in its Oil Lab

Benefits of Particle Counting:

  • Verifies filter performance, filter selection, and optimum filter change point;
  • Confirms target and fuel oil cleanliness levels are achieved;
  • Providess reliable component protection and monitoring such as verifying bearing condition, shaft seals, pump condition and new machine break in;
  • Troubleshoots and isolates problems, and confirms corrective maintenance such as detecting high corrosion or abraisive wear.

HIAC™ liquid particle counters are specifically designed to meet the needs of oil analysis for heavy equipment. HIAC liquid particle counters are the industry standard for particulate oil analysis, exceeding ISO standards for accuracy and reliability.