Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA600-8 Wheel Loader

By optimizing control of engine power, and improving power train and hydraulic efficiency, the WA600-8 consumes up to 13 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor.

📅   Mon February 01, 2016 - National Edition


By optimizing control of engine power, and improving power train and hydraulic efficiency, the WA600-8 consumes up to 13 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor.
By optimizing control of engine power, and improving power train and hydraulic efficiency, the WA600-8 consumes up to 13 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor.

Rolling Meadows, Ill., February 1, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new WA600-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds.

By optimizing control of engine power, and improving power train and hydraulic efficiency, the WA600-8 consumes up to 13 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor. Also, the standard bucket capacity increased to 9.2 cubic yards and the bucket now fills easier, retains material better and provides better visibility, contributing to machine efficiency and productivity.

“With significant enhancements in production capacity and fuel economy, the WA600-8 is designed to maximize production efficiency in loading off-highway trucks or load-and carry applications,” said Rob McMahon, product manager for Komatsu America. “Full rear fenders with steps and handrails at both sides of the machine add convenience for daily inspections. And operators will appreciate enhancements in cab comfort and machine stability,” McMahon said.

Standard features of the new WA600-8 include:

Under The Hood/Performance Enhancements

- A powerful 23.15 liter, 529 HP, EPA Tier 4 Final certified, SAA6D170E-7 engine uses up to 13 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor.

- Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after treatment components are designed in conjunction with the engine for efficiency and long life.

- More than 98 percent of KDPF regeneration is performed passively, with no action required of the operator and no interference with machine operation.

- Komatsu's SmartLoader Logic, combined with the enhanced lockup torque converter that activates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill-climbing ability, a higher top speed and fuel savings.