New Komatsu WA200-8 Wheel Loader: FEATURES COMFORT AND IMPROVED-PRODUCTIVITY UPGRADES
The new Komatsu WA200-8 offers better fuel economy and improved operator comfort compared with previous models while providing high production.
The lower fuel consumption results from the machine’s 126-hp Tier 4 Final engine. Komatsu says the machine uses four percent less fuel in V-cycle and load-and-carry applications. The Auto Idle Shutdown function also adds to fuel economy.
The machine also received “a massive upgrade in operator comfort,” according to Frank Nyquist, product manager with Komatsu America. Upgrades include a new, more comfortable high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibrations so operators can work for longer stretches of time. Other comfort and productivity features include a standard rearview monitor, 7-inch color monitor, and an audio jack and 12-volt ports.
Komatsu has also added a quick, change-on-the-fly coupler that “lets you move from moving bales to loading pallets to cleaning out feedlots or pushing into a pile with ease,” Nyquist noted.
With the WA200’s parallel-lift linkage and high breakout force, it’s versatile enough to handle any application from pallet handling to hard digging. The console now has a knob that allows the operator to easily control creep mode in first gear and to dial in a travel speed—from 1 to 8 mph. This feature is especially useful for running attachments such as brooms.
Ease-of-service features include a swing-out, hydraulically-driven cooling fan with wider fin spacing and auto-reverse for ease of cleaning. Gull-wing engine doors provide quick access to daily check points.
Like all Tier 4 Komatsu machines, the WA200-8 comes with Komatsu CARE, which covers scheduled factory maintenance for the first three years or 2,000 hours and is available whether the machine is purchased, leased or rented.
Ask your Columbus Equipment Company representative for details about the new, versatile WA200-8 today.
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