With the new D39i-24, Komatsu is putting its intelligent machine control system into a 105-horsepower machine. It is the smallest smart machine in the company’s tractor family. The D39i-24 is equipped with iMC 2.0, a GNSS-based system that allows users to program 3D design data directly into the device. This data helps guide the automatic shoveling from the rough cut to the final grade. Compared to aftermarket machine control systems, Komatsu says the iMC 2.0 “makes every pass count for a superior build.” Compared to the previous generation D39, operators of the D39i-24 machines can see a productivity improvement of up to 60%, Komatsu says. iMC 2.0 features can be quickly turned on or off using a side switch on the right joystick. Two antennas on the cab deck support multiple GNSS systems. Once the satellite pick-up rate is improved, Komatsu says, the machine can be used in any time zone, and new smart features in the device include: Proactive dredging control — the tractor measures the terrain it tracks and uses that data to plan the next pass. This maximizes blade load through the trail regardless of the terrain in front of you. Compared to the previous-generation D39, operators can see productivity improvements of up to 60%, according to Komatsu. Reduced Fatigue in Rough Dozing—Tilt Steering Control automatically tilts the blade under heavy load to maintain a straight tread during rough shoveling. Komatsu says this feature can reduce operator routing inputs by 80%. This precision coating eliminates overfilling by automatically controlling the blade to track the finished surface once the lifts reach the finish pitch. Quick Deck Creation – This feature allows operators to create a temporary layout with the push of a button. Along with other iMC 2.0 features, crews can start abstracting or deploying using automated input while they wait for the final degree form.