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Komatsu wheel loaders with Smart Loader Logic are built for tough work

WA470-8 wheel loader loading HM300 articulated dump truck
WA470-8 wheel loader loading HM300 articulated dump truck

Komatsu’s two new wheel loaders, the WA380-8 and WA470-8 feature a 191-hp Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 and a 272-hp Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 Tier 4 Final variable geometry turbocharged and aftercooled engine, respectively. The engines use up to six percent less fuel than their Tier 4 Interim predecessors.

These models use Komatsu’s Smart Loader Logic, combined with a lockup torque converter that activates in second, third and fourth gears. Working together, the system provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill climbing, a higher top speed and fuel savings.

“The WA380-8 is ideal for carrying pipe, sand and other aggregates, site cleanup and support, digging into piles and backfilling, said Craig McGinnis, Komatsu America product manager. “With one of the highest breakout forces in its class and excellent balance, this machine is made for tough digging tasks.”

The larger WA470-8 is a versatile, jobsite workhorse that features a large capacity lockup torque converter.

“The WA470-8 has an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort,” said Rob McMahon, Komatsu America product manager. “Whether you’re moving gravel, transporting pipe, charging hoppers or working with landscape materials or aggregates, the WA470-8 is the machine you want on your worksite. Available machine attachments specifically adapted for logging and waste handling applications extend the machine’s versatility.”

These wheel loaders also include:

  • A new, air-suspension, high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibrations for operator comfort;
  • Seat-mounted electronic pilot control levers with F-N-R switch;
  • KOMTRAX telematics system and monitor that provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status, DEF-level data, fuel consumption, plus performance information collected and sorted by operator ID;
  • Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown to reduce idle time and save fuel;
  • A seven-inch, full colour, high resolution monitor with ecology guidance to support more efficient machine operation; and
  • A dedicated, full colour, seven-inch, rear-view monitor.  
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