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Komatsu WA480-8 Wheel Loader

The WA480-8 wheel loader is a 299-horsepower Tier 4-F-certified machine designed to be a three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers, and is aimed at quarry, infrastructure, and non-residential construction applications.

June 28, 2018
The WA480-8 wheel loader is a 299-horsepower Tier 4-F-certified machine designed to be a three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers, and is aimed at quarry, infrastructure, and non-residential construction applications.

The WA480-8 wheel loader is a 299-horsepower Tier 4-F-certified machine designed to be a three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers, and is aimed at quarry, infrastructure, and non-residential construction applications.

Its Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine uses up to 20 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor, and the company says a “generous curves” bucket design fills and retains material better, making the machine nearly eight percent more productive than the previous model. An optional advanced joystick steering system eliminates the steering wheel. SmartLoader Logic, combined with the lockup torque converter that activates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill-climbing ability, a higher top speed, and fuel savings, according to Komatsu.

An integrated load meter system displays data directly to the machine’s main monitor and remotely via the Komtrax telematics system. Load sub-total and cancel functions are available via buttons integrated into the machine work levers. The load meter is only available on two-lever, two-valve machine configurations. An auto dig system controls bucket tilt and lifting by sensing pressure applied to the work equipment.

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