K Komatsu has released the Tier 4 Final version of the WA270 wheel loader, a versatile, high-production machine that now provides lower fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. “Whether you’re lifting, digging or changing attachments on the fly, the WA270-8 is compact enough to squeeze between buildings, yet powerful enough to tackle jobs often planned for bigger machines,” said Frank Nyquist, a product specialist with Komatsu America. “It’s one of the most versatile machines Komatsu offers,” and a great choice whether you are digging, moving pallets or removing snow. That versatility is due to the WA270’s parallel-lift linkage, which has auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar and can be used in just about any application. The 6.69-liter, 149-hp engine uses up to 3 percent less fuel than the Tier 4 Interim power plant it replaces. The new selective catalyst reduction system cuts emissions and is designed to last as the long as the engine does. The Tier 4 Final engine system performs regeneration passively, eliminating any need for operator action. The hydrostatic drive train has variable traction control and an S-mode to reduce wheel slip in snow, ice or other slippery conditions. The wheel loader also has a creep mode that allows the operator to dial in the desired travel speed, from 1 to 8 mph. The cab has been outfitted with a more comfortable high-back heated seat that softens any machine vibrations. Ease-of-service features include a sight glass for the DEF tank to prevent overfilling and gull-wing-door access to the service items on the engine. The new wheel loader comes with Komatsu CARE, which covers scheduled factory maintenance for the first three years or 2,000 hours whether the machine is purchased, leased or rented. Komatsu CARE lowers ownership costs, increases resale value, and maximizes equipment uptime and availability. The Tier 4 Final engine system performs regeneration passively, eliminating any need for operator action. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 13 Komatsu WA270-8 Wheel Loader: LIFTING, DIGGING, MOVING, SNOW REMOVAL … IT’S COVERED! “The WA270-8 is compact enough to squeeze between buildings, yet powerful enough to tackle jobs often planned for bigger machines.” Frank Nyquist; Product Specialist, Komatsu America