Komatsu America Corp. unveils new wheel loader
The WA380-8 uses up to 6 percent less fuel than its Tier 4 interim predecessor, according to Komatsu America officials. It includes a 6.69 liter, 191 HP Komatsu SAA6D107E-3, variable geometry turbo charged and after cooled Tier 4 Final certified engine.
“With one of the highest breakout forces in its class and excellent balance, this machine is made for tough digging tasks,” Craig McGinnis, Komatsu America product manager, said “The WA380-8 is ideal for carrying pipe, sand and other aggregates, site clean up and support, digging into piles, and back filling."
McGinnis added that the Komatsu’s SmartLoader Logic software combines with a lockup torque converter, which activates in second, third and fourth gears. Together the system provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill climbing, a higher top speed and fuel savings.
Other features include: a new, air-suspension, high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibrations; seat-mounted electronic pilot control levers with F-N-R switch for operator comfort and convenience; and Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown to reduce idle time and save fuel.
Illinois-based Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment.