Latest Komatsu loader offers productivity, comfort benefits

By |  August 13, 2019
Komatsu's WA900-8 features a Tier 4 Final engine that outputs a net horsepower of 899 hp. Photo courtesy of Komatsu

Komatsu’s WA900-8 features a Tier 4 Final engine that outputs a net horsepower of 899 hp. Photo courtesy of Komatsu

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the WA900-8 wheel loader, a 256,000-pound machine equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine.

Komatsu’s new loader is built to load 70- to 150-ton haul trucks.

“The WA900-8 is the perfect machine for loading haul trucks in limestone pits because the all-new Komatsu bucket design, with modified profile, maximizes bucket fill to increase productivity,” says Robert Hussey, product marketing manager at Komatsu. “The large pillarless cab offers great visibility, and the higher-capacity air suspension seat along with the Electronically Controlled Suspension System, provides a smooth ride for better travel performance to keep operators comfortable throughout long shifts.”

According to Komatsu, the WA900-8 features a variable traction control system and modulation clutch system that provide optimal tractive effort for various ground conditions. Komatsu SmartLoader Logic, meanwhile, helps reduce fuel consumption while maintaining production levels, the company says.

Additionally, a completely redesigned front and rear frame and loader linkages make the loader extremely durable, Komatsu says. And a new, standard brake cooling system reduces brake oil temperature, resulting in longer brake-service life.

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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