Komatsu Introduces Two New Models
In addition to the new dozer, Komastsu added the WA480-6 wheel loader to its product line. The 299-hp machine has an operating weight of 55,920 to 56,340 lb and a dumping clearance of 10 ft 6 in. when equipped with a 6-yd3 general purpose bucket. According to the company, the WA480-6 has a newly designed Large Capacity Torque Converter that provides the machine with excellent tractive effort, improved acceleration and improved hill climbing ability. The loader is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-5 diesel engine with an Electronic Heavy Duty Common Rail fuel injection system and is EPA Tier 3 emission certified. The machine is fitted with Komatsu’s EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), allowing the operator to stay informed of all machine functions on the easy-to-read monitor. An automatic transmission with Electronically Controlled Modulation Valve makes operating functions easier; for example, with the touch of a finger, a kick-down switch automatically downshifts from second to first when beginning the digging cycle; in reverse, it automatically up shifts from first to second. Conversely, a hold switch keeps the transmission in either third of fourth gear speed when auto shift is selected.