Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24T The new WA500-8 and WA600-8 wheel loaders from Komatsu are equipped with larger standard buckets that fill easier and retain material more effectively, resulting in better machine efficiency and productivity. Standard bucket capacity is 7.6 cubic yards on the WA500-8 and 9.2 cubic yards on the WA600-8. The wheel loaders have an enhanced auto-dig function that reduces the operator effort required to fill the bucket. In fact, WA500 operators are projected to experience productivity gains of up to 10 percent. Both machines are equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine that consumes less fuel and offers high travel speeds, thanks to an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader Logic. The WA500 uses up to 5 percent less fuel than previous models, while the WA600 uses up to 13 percent less fuel than the Tier 3 version. “With significant enhancements in production capacity and fuel economy, the WA600-8 is designed to maximize production efficiency in loading off- highway trucks or load-and-carry applications,” noted Rob McMahon, product manager for Komatsu America. The WA500 is designed for jobs such as loading on- highway trucks or smaller rigid trucks in quarry appli- cations, loading articulated trucks on construction sites, and load-and-carry applications, he added. The WA500 is powered by a 357-hp engine while the WA600 has a 23.15-liter, 529-hp engine. On both, the Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after-treatment components are designed in conjunc- tion with the engine for maximum efficiency and long life. The improved KDPF has increased capacity, and virtually all KDPF regeneration is performed passively, so the operator doesn’t have to take any action, and there is no interference with machine operation. Enhancements in the cab improve operator comfort and productivity. Comfort features include a new air-suspension, high-back chair that softens machine vibration. In the winter, the heated seat will keep the New Komatsu WA500-8 and WA600-8 CUSTOM ENGINEERED FOR PEAK PE PRODUCT NEWS The new WA500-8 and WA600-8 wheel loaders from Komatsu are equipped with larger standard buckets that fill easier and retain material more effectively 8