Komatsu WA475-10 wheel loader arrives in Australia

The wheel loader will be used across quarry and waste sites.
The wheel loader will be used across quarry and waste sites.

Komatsu’s WA475-10 wheel loader has arrived in Australia and is ready to be put to use across quarry and waste sites.

The 26-wheel loader saves 30% more on fuel efficiency that the previous model and is suitable for any hauling or loading jobs.

Komatsu Australia national business manager Nick Vrontas says the upgrades on the WA475-10 make it an appealing addition to fleets.

“The WA475-10 features the newly developed Komatsu’s hydraulic mechanical transmission (KHMT), an innovative solution that makes the loader more powerful and more fuel-efficient,” he said.

“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 many quarry and waste sites.

“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, with the hydraulic speed independently controlled from the accelerator pedal, and the boom speed controlled the hydraulic lever.”

A Z-bar linkage system provides much more lift force and a higher tonnes-per-hour production rate plus the response time of the hydraulics and dumping or lifting can be set to specific site requirements.

The loader can be tailored for specific applications and the Komatsu team will work with customers to provide a customised solution.

“The WA475-10 is tier four compliant, and at even low engine speeds the engine puts out high power and delivers more engine torque and performance,” Mr Vrontas said.

“The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate and the fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions, which provide optimised performance, reduced emissions and advanced diagnostic capabilities, making it a powerful, yet environmentally friendly machine.”