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Komatsu America Introduces New WA900-8 Wheel Loader


PTP081919 KomatsuKomatsu America Corp. announced the introduction of the WA900-8. The 256,618-lb. (116,400-kg) wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine, and is purpose-built to load 70- to 150-ton haul trucks.

“The WA900-8 is the perfect machine for loading haul trucks in limestone pits because the all new Komatsu bucket design, with modified profile, maximizes bucket fill to increase productivity,” said Robert Hussey, product marketing manager, Komatsu America Corp. “The large pillarless cab offers great visibility, and the higher capacity air suspension seat along with the Electronically Controlled Suspension System (ECSS), provides a smooth ride for better travel performance to keep operators comfortable throughout long shifts.”

The machine features:

  • Variable Traction Control System and Modulation Clutch System provide optimal tractive effort for various ground conditions.
  • Komatsu SmartLoader Logic helps reduce fuel consumption while maintaining production levels.
  • Closed Center Load Sensing Hydraulic System delivers hydraulic flow based on application demand, saving fuel and reducing hydraulic oil temperatures.
  • Throttle lock with auto-deceleration improves cycle times by maintaining high work-equipment performance.
  • Advanced machine monitoring system, with onboard diagnostics viewable with the 7-in.LCD monitor, no laptop required for machine troubleshooting.
  • KomVision with radar obstacle detection, a six-camera system on a dedicated LCD monitor provides a bird’s-eye view around the machine and an audible alert when an obstacle is detected in the working area for improved operator situational awareness (optional).
  • Enhanced KOMTRAX Plus, for immediate remote diagnostics of machine heath and performance with operator ID and integration with third-party telematics systems.
  • Energy savings operation ECO guidance provides operator with real-time recommendations to improve machine operation efficiency.

Komatsu America Corp., www.komatsuamerica.com