The WA470-7 wheel loader from Komatsu has a 272 net hp (203 kW), and is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Weighing in at 52,007 lb. (23,590 kg), the WA470-7 features improved efficiency, lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort, and enhanced serviceability when compared to the previous model.
The new wheel loader is equipped with the latest Komtrax technology, which is fully integrated with Komatsu’s Tier 4 technology. Machine operating information such as operating hours, fuel consumption, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are wirelessly relayed to a secure website for analysis. Furthermore, the WA470-7 has a newly designed Komatsu Large Capacity Torque Converter with Lock-Up as a standard feature. This provides improved acceleration, faster hill climb ability, a higher top speed and lower fuel consumption. The Lock-Up function activates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears giving the machine a maximum ground speed of 23.8 mph (38.3 kph).
Published: Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:33
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