At 13.25 we were contacted by our client asking us to locate a Komatsu excavator which had been delivered to a hire site 9.30 that morning. Within 15 minutes we remoteley triggered the Automatrics MTrack into alarm to report a new position near junction 24 of the M62 near Huddersfield. The location was a mile or so down the road from the drop point.


The machine had been cross hired to another national hire company who become suspisious and suspected a fraudulent hire. We relayed all information to PANIU Plant and Agricultural National Plant Intelligence unit.


The end user sent a team to the tracking unit reported position to find the machine. Various panels including one to the Komtrax Komatsu standard OEM fit tracking system had been removed. The attchements were not present. Our customer arrange recovery to a safe compound near Leeds.