Komatsu WA475-10 wheel loader lands in Australia

The Komatsu WA475-10 features 8% more breakout force and 20% more boom lift force than a prior model.
The Komatsu WA475-10 features 8% more breakout force and 20% more boom lift force than a prior model.

Komatsu has introduced the WA475-10, 26t wheel loader to Australia, boasting 30% more fuel efficiency for quarry operators.

Perfect for any hauling or loading jobs, the versatile WA475-10 promises to be the right combination of efficiency, productivity and ease of operation.

Komatsu Australia national business manager Nick Vrontas says the significant upgrades on the WA475-10 make it an appealing addition to quarry 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 quarry 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 by the hydraulic lever.”

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 quarry site requirements.

“The WA475-10 engine is Tier 4 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.

“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 that is 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 we’re looking forward to introducing it to many quarry sites across the country.”

The Komatsu WA475-10 wheel loader.
The Komatsu WA475-10 wheel loader.