Komatsu releases new wheel loader

Komatsu has released the new WA500-8 wheel loader equipped with a Tier 4 certified engine.

The loader features a 279kW SAA6D140E-7 engine and uses an enhanced lockup torque converter function in combination with SmartLoader Logic to produce optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, low fuel consumption, and higher travel speeds.

The loader’s bucket capacity has increased to almost six cubic meters, enhancing productivity and efficiency by enabling easier fills and better material retainment. It also consumes up to five per cent less fuel than its Tier 4 interim predecessor due to its optimisation of engine power and improved power train and hydraulic efficiency.

It is suitable for loading on-highway trucks or smaller rigid trucks, articulated trucks, or for load and carry applications.

Product manager for Komatsu America Rob McMahon said, “Operators will also appreciate enhancements in cab comfort and features like the integrated load meter and full automatic digging function.”

The loader features an improved Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) with increased capacity.

It has several in cab enhancements including new air-suspension, high-back heated seats that soften machine vibration for operator comfort, seat mounted electronic pilot control levers, Auto Idle Shutdown to save fuel and reduce idle time, and a 30 centimetre full colour, high resolution monitor.

The loader also uses the Komtrax telematics system and monitor that provide machine metrics.

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