Top 100: Decreased Fuel Consumption

Sept. 28, 2010

Replacing the Komatsu WA250-3MC and WA250PT-3MC are the WA250-5 wheel loader and WA250PT-5 tool carrier. Powered by a Tier-2 Komatsu engine, the loader increases productivity while lowering engine speed, reducing emissions, and decreasing fuel consumption by more than 15 percent. It incorporates an Advanced Technology Hydrostatic Transmission that provides better fuel economy, aggressive tractive effort, and dynamic braking. It also features the Equipment Management Monitoring System that keeps the operator aware of 22 machine functions and helps prevent costly breakdowns and failures before they happen. The WA250PT-5 offers the same advantages as the loader, with the benefits of parallel lift and hydraulically actuated quick coupler. Estimated list price: $132,000.