Gehl articulated loaders feature tipping loads ranging from 1,900 to more than 5,100 lbs. (when not articulated) and rated operating capacities from 950 to more than 2,550 lbs. These machines can run virtually all universal-type attachments, putting tools customers already own to good use.
Compact sizes from as narrow as 41 inches on the model 140 allow easy access to extremely tight spaces. Articulated steering allows for turns up to 45 degrees, which further enables these compact loaders to navigate confined spaces while minimizing damage to sensitive surfaces and reducing tire wear.
The unique lift arm design on the Gehl articulated loaders achieves maximum strength, excellent visibility and fast cycle times. The parallel-type linkage on the models 140 and 340, and “Z” bar-type linkage on the model 540 provide excellent bucket breakout forces from 2,433 lbf. on the model 140 to 10,749 lbf. on the model 540. The unique linkage design allows for mechanical self-leveling action in both the up and down directions, excellent bucket dump angles at the mid- and top-ranges of the lift path, as well as outstanding forward reach.
Three models feature tipping loads ranging from 1,900 to more than 5,100 lbs. (when not articulated)
Rated operating capacities from 950 to more than 2,550 lbs.
Unique lift arm design achieves maximum strength, excellent visibility and fast cycle times
Komatsu America Corp. (KAC) announces the introduction of the WA50-6 compact wheel loader designed to bring increased production and added operator comfort to end-users in a variety of construction, landscaping, nursery and other applications.
The WA50-6 has an operating weight of 8,100 lbs., and features a maximum dump height of 8’ 1”. The standard auxiliary hydraulics simplify hydraulic attachment installation, enhancing the capability and versatility of the machine. The automatic electronic bucket leveling is controlled by the bucket control lever and increases the productivity of the compact wheel loader.
The WA50-6 is equipped with the latest KOMTRAX technology which sends machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology. Data such as operating hours, machine location and machine utilization are relayed to the web application for analysis. The KOMTRAX fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiency.
The WA50-6 features three working modes, enabling the operator to choose the mode that best fits his application:
1. P mode provides maximum rimpull for grading and excavating applications.
2. N mode is appropriate for normal/moderate loading or load and carry applications.
3. S mode virtually eliminates wheel slip allowing the machine to perform well in mud, snow, and other soft or slick applications.
To simplify maintenance, Komatsu equipped the WA50-6 with numerous features. The wide opening engine cover provides outstanding access to daily checkpoints. The filters are remote mounted and arranged collectively for easy inspection and replacement. In addition, the radiator and oil cooler are side by side making them easy to inspect and clean, and it ensures that only the freshest air reaches each component. Extended greasing and service intervals make it easier to schedule maintenance.
"The WA50-6 wheel loader is state-of-the art designed and manufactured with Komatsu components," says Steve Moore, compact wheel loader product manager, Komatsu America Corp. "The Dash 6 model further improves the features and benefits of the previous model. It features a new higher-powered Komatsu 4D88E-6B 4 -cylinder engine and the service and parking brake systems were improved to a wet disc sealed system. This offers long life and sealed from contaminants."
He continues, "The cab was made enlarged and new hydrostatic transmission controls were added. The easy-to-use controls and hydrostatic transmission with four traction modes makes it easy to maximize performance, creating a loader that is a valuable addition to any rental fleet."