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New Komatsu wheel loader

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Thu 06 Aug 2020

New Komatsu wheel loader

Komatsu Europe has launched a new WA800-8 wheel loader. With an operating weight of 115.5 tonnes, the WA800-8 has a load capacity 20.7 tonnes with the standard boom configuration. The loader’s 854hp engine is Stage 5 emissions-compliant, and Komatsu provides buckets of up to a 11.5m3.

A standard high accuracy Payload Meter (PLM) lets you easily monitor and track your work’s productivity and efficiency within 1.5% accuracy, to avoid overloading dump trucks. Meanwhile, the Modulation Clutch system gives operators precise control of rim pull, for fast work equipment speeds, and a smooth approach for truck loading.

The Variable Traction Control system optimises rim pull on all ground conditions, minimises tire slippage and lowers maintenance costs. On-board Komatsu SmartLoader Logic, a fully automatic engine control, yields precisely enough torque for each work phase, based on the application. By automatically switching between Economy & Power modes it considerably reduces fuel usage, with no loss of productivity, reckons Komatsu.

To reduce clogging, the modular core radiator features widely spaced cooling fins, whilst brake life was increased with an improved fully sealed hydraulic brake system. The front frame and the loader linkage were redesigned to be stronger and more durable. Standard safety lockout switches at the rear of the machine can be quickly reached from ground level, in an emergency or a critical situation.

The spacious ROPS/FOPS cabin features a improved ergonomics and an adjustable air suspension seat (heated and ventilated) with integrated right-hand console. A 22-LED lighting package is fitted as standard, and safety is boosted by KomVision, a visual aid designed to reduce blind spots. On the WA800-8, five network cameras create a bird’s-eye view of the machine’s immediate surroundings on a dedicated monitor. An extra rear-view camera sends a colour image with a distance indicator line on the cabin monitor.

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