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 24operator alert and productive in cold weather. Electronic pilot control levers are mounted on the seat for operator convenience and ergonomics, also increasing productivity. A dedicated, full-color rear-view monitor is now standard, providing the operator with a better line of sight for increased safety and productivity. The auto- idle shutdown limits machine idle time and fuel waste. The wheel loaders are also designed for ease of maintenance. For example, Komatsu has added “full rear fenders with steps and handrails at both sides of the machine, which make it more convenient to perform daily inspections,” McMahon said. Other features that make these units easy to maintain include: ∙ Swing-out cooling fan with wider fin spacing and a standard auto-reversing fan for easy cleaning. ∙ Sight-gauge located near the DEF fill cap to minimize overfilling. ∙ Hinged panels on each side of the machine pro- vide quick access to the regeneration components. Additionally, the KOMTRAX Plus telematics system provides important data such as DEF level, status of the diesel particulate filter, and fuel consumption. These wheel loaders are covered by KomatsuCARE, Komatsu’s innovative program that provides scheduled factory maintenance for the first three years or 2,000 hours of use, plus a complimentary KDPF exchange. The coverage also includes 50-point inspections at each service, allowing Columbus Equipment Company technicians to identify and remedy any minor problems before they become major headaches. KomatsuCARE is in effect whether you purchase, lease, or rent the equipment. Contact your Columbus Equipment Company sales representative today and discover how the new, WA500/600-8 wheel loaders have been custom-engineered for high production. 8 Wheel Loaders ERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY 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 9