Mid-size Wheel Loader Designed for Improved Productivity
According to Komatsu, the WA500-7 features a large-capacity torque converter with lock-up as a standard feature, provid-ing improved acceleration and hill climbing ability, a higher top speed and lower fuel consumption. The lock-up function acti-vates in second, third and fourth gears and gives the machine a maximum ground speed of 23.2 mph (37.3 km/h). Komatsu claims that because of its increased trac-tive effort, the wheel loader has greater productivity in V-cycle applications. It can also achieve higher gear ranges and main-tain higher ground speeds when working in load-and-carry applications.
A ROPS/FOPS Level 2 certified cab provides a more comfortable and quieter work environment for the operator, featur-ing a redesigned dashboard and a high-back, heated air ride seat that has been relocated to improve visibility. A high-reso-lution 7-in. LCD monitor offers enhanced capabilities and displays information in 25 languages for global support. Using the monitor, the operator can easily modify set-tings for items such as the Auto Idle Shutdown or the auto-reversing fan. Operators can also check operational records, such as working hours or fuel con-sumption; monitor the diesel particulate filter; or check time remaining for the next maintenance interval. A separate high-res-olution back-up camera is standard equip-ment on all WA500-7s.