Komatsu America Corp. is introducing its newest wheel loader the WA470-6 for construction, material handling and recycling applications. Features of the WA470-6 include:
- Large Capacity Torque Converter
- 272 HP
- Operating weight between 51,850 to 52,150 pounds
- Dump clearance of 10'5" when equipped with a 5.5 yd3 general purpose bucket
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL - Komatsu America Corp. announces the introduction of WA470-6 wheel loader which features a Large Capacity Torque Converter. With a net horsepower of 272 HP, WA470-6 has an operating weight between 51,850 to 52,150 pounds and a dump clearance of 10'5" when equipped with a 5.5 yd3 general purpose bucket and is an excellent choice for construction, material handling and recycling applications.
The new wheel loader is equipped with the latest KOMTRAX technology which monitors a variety of machine operating information including daily fuel consumption, working hours, hour meter, machine location, cautions and maintenance alerts. Utilizing wireless technology, KOMTRAX relays this information to a secure website for analysis, thereby increasing machine availability, reducing the risk of machine theft, and allowing for remote diagnosis by the distributor.
New Large Capacity Torque Converter
Similar to WA480-6, WA470-6 has a newly designed Large Capacity Torque Converter that provides ideal tractive effort, improved acceleration and improved hill climbing ability. The machine has greater productivity in V-cycle applications because of the increased tractive effort. The improved hill climbing ability allows WA470-6 to up-shift gears faster due to the improved acceleration, achieve higher gear ranges and maintain higher ground speeds when working in load-and-carry or hopper feeding applications. In either application, production is increased and fuel consumption maximized resulting in improved fuel efficiency (tons/gal).
Increased fuel efficiency and maximum productivity
WA470-6 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-5 diesel engine with an Electronic Heavy Duty Common Rail fuel injection system that provides fast throttle response while optimizing fuel combustion. The engine is EPA Tier 3 emission certified without sacrificing power or machine productivity.
Fuel consumption is reduced because of the high-torque engine and the large capacity torque converter, as well as the CLSS (Closed-Center Load Sensing System). With two selectable operating modes that adjust easily, the engine effortlessly adapts to different working conditions. The E mode provides maximum fuel efficiency for general loading and the P mode has a maximum power output for hard digging operation and hill climbing. For load-and-carry or hill-climb operations, the torque converter with optional lock-up transmission provides increased production efficiency, reduced cycle times and optimum fuel savings. An Eco Indicator informs the operator when the machine is maximizing fuel efficiency.
Easy maintenance for a reliable machine
Using strict quality control, Komatsu manufactures all machine parts with an integrated production system to create a reliable machine with very low maintenance costs and easy service access. Equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), the operator stays informed of all machine functions on the easy-to-read monitor. An automatic reversible hydraulic radiator fan allows the operator to quickly clean out the cooling system at preset intervals or with the flip of a switch.