Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader

Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader

Manufacturer’s WA500-7 is powered by Tier 4 interim engine technology.

May 10, 2012

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its WA500-7 wheel loader. The WA500-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine with a net horsepower of 353 and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified.  Komatsu says it has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation – building on its proven Tier 3 engine platform – to design a more environmentally friendly engine that increases power while decreasing fuel consumption.

The WA500-7 comes standard with the Komatsu CARE program, which provides complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for 2,000 hours or the first three years (whichever occurs first). Komatsu CARE also includes two complimentary Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) exchanges within the first 5 years.

The WA500-7 has an operating weight of 76,611 pounds when equipped with a 7.3 yd3 general purpose bucket and a maximum speed of 22.1 mph. Enhanced operating performance, lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort and easier serviceability are features of the WA500-7 that provide increased productivity and lower operating costs.
The WA500-7 is equipped with the latest KOMTRAX technology, which sends machine operating information to a secure website using wireless technology. Data such as daily fuel consumption, machine utilization, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis.

The KOMTRAX fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiency and productivity.

New features of the WA500-7 include:

  • An EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B Emission Certified Engine;
  • Komatsu Smart Loader Logic;
  • Large Capacity Torque Converter with Lock-Up;
  • Enhanced Operator Environment; and
  • Convenient Maintenance and Serviceability.

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