Komatsu wheel loader features next generation technology

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Komatsu has introduced the WA475-10, 26-tonne wheel loader to Australian shores. This versatile machine combines power with Komatsu’s loader technology to provide an efficient and productive model for waste sites.

The newly designed WA475-10 features next-generation technology developed with customer input to improve productivity and lower fuel costs. Ideal for waste management and quarry applications, this gentle giant is a unique solution for tomorrow’s challenges.

The WA475-10 offers 30 per cent more fuel efficiency than the previous model. It is ideal for hauling or loading jobs with outstanding fuel efficiency, productivity, and ease of operation.

Nick Vrontas, Komatsu Australia’s National Business Manager, says the WA475-10’s upgrades make it an appealing addition to waste fleets.

“The WA475-10 features the newly developed Komatsu Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission (KHMT), an innovative solution that makes the loader more powerful and fuel-efficient. Variable speed control allows operators to adjust the machine’s top speed to meet specific site requirements, and the adjustable variable traction control also limits wheel spin on unstable and slippery ground conditions often found on waste sites,” Nick says.

“We’ve also completely innovated the power control on this latest model. It’s never been easier for an operator to find the right balance between traction and lifting power. 

“The hydraulic speed is independently controlled by the accelerator pedal, and the hydraulic lever controls the boom speed.”

An optimised Z-bar linkage system provides much more lift force and a higher tonnes-per-hour production rate on the WA475-10, and the response time of the hydraulics and the dumping or lifting can be set to specific waste site requirements.

“The WA475-10 engine is Tier 4 compliant, and at even low engine speeds, it puts out high power and delivers more engine torque and performance. The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate, fuel injection, combustion parameters, and after-treatment functions. All combined, this control system provides optimised performance, reduced emissions, and advanced diagnostic capabilities, making it a powerful yet environmentally friendly machine,” Nick says.

“The loader can also be tailored for specific applications, whether that is the demanding nature of a waste site or the abrasive environments of quarries. The Komatsu team will work with customers to provide a solution tailored to the loader’s application, from enquiry to post-delivery, maintaining service checks and requirements.

“We’re beyond excited to have the loader on our shores and to introduce it to many waste sites across the country,” Nick says. 

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