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 Komatsu WA320 wheel loader is a proven workhorse, and the Dash-8 version introduced recently is only going to enhance that reputation. “The WA320 is a multi-purpose utility knife on four wheels,” said Craig McGinnis, product marketing manager for Komatsu America. “It’s size and attachment-friendly quick coupler make the WA320-8 an all-around performer for almost any worksite,” McGinnis noted. The machine’s parallel-lift linkage, which has an auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, makes the WA320 a good choice for any application— from hard digging to pallet handling. Contractors will like the easy-to-control hydrostatic transmission. The hydrostatic drivetrain has variable traction control, and when operators are working in snowy, icy or slippery conditions they can select S-mode to reduce wheel slip. The wheel loader also offers creep mode in first gear, allowing the operator to dial in a desired travel speed— from 1 to 8 mph. The Dash-8 is equipped with a Tier 4 Final 165-hp engine that uses up to 3 percent less fuel than the previous model in V-cycle loading and 2 percent less fuel in load-and-carry applications. Additionally, the Auto Idle Shutdown mode helps to cut fuel consumption by limiting idle time. Komatsu has outfitted the cab with a new high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibrations and helps operators stay sharp during a long work day. A well-maintained machine lasts longer and works harder. To help with daily maintenance, the WA320-8 has a swing-out, hydraulically-driven cooling fan with auto-reverse for ease of cleaning. Gull-wing engine doors provide quick and easy access for daily checks and services, and the DEF tank has a sight glass to help prevent overfilling. Like all of Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final models, the WA320-8 comes with complementary maintenance for the first 3 years or 2,000 miles. The maintenance program, called Komatsu CARE, covers machines whether they are purchased, rented or leased and includes a 50-point inspection at each service to help ensure maximum equipment uptime. “The WA320 is a multi- purpose utility knife on four wheels.” Craig McGinnis; Product Marketing, Komatsu America PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT New Komatsu WA320-8 Wheel Loader: VERSATILITY PERSONIFIED 11