Komatsu’s WA500-7 wheel loader offers increased power, lower fuel consumption

Kerry Clines

August 20, 2012

Komatsu America Corp. says its new WA500-7 wheel loader features a 353-horsepower Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 Tier 4 Interim-certified engine designed to provide increased power while decreasing fuel consumption. The loader features an operating weight of 76,611 pounds when equipped with a 7.3-cubic-yard general purpose bucket and has a maximum speed of 22.1 miles per hour. Additional features include Komatsu Smart Loader Logic, which increases engine torque when required; a large-capacity torque converter with lock-up for improved acceleration and hill-climb ability; a new cab design; and easy access for maintenance and servicing.

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