Komatsu WA480-8 Yard Loader

Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, plus can be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and nonresidential construction applications.

Komatsu Wa480 8 Wheel Loader
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Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299-hp WA480-8 yard loader can also be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and nonresidential construction applications.

  • 7.2-cu.-yd. bucket designed with curved side edges to minimize spillage and internal space and shape for smooth material flow
  • Long bucket jaw and decreased strike plane angle help deliver easy fill and low resistance during pile penetration
  • Integrated load meter system in cab lets operators see how much material is in the bucket
  • Features optimal visibility to the pile and surroundings, an easy-to-operate Advanced Joystick Steering System (AJSS) and comfortable air suspension seat
  • More than 1,400 lbs. of added counterweight compared to the standard WA480-8, plus low-profile tires with increased ground contact mounted to heavy-duty front and rear axles enhance capacity and stability
  • Efficient air-cooled braking system promotes maximized brake life in extended load-and-carry or high-speed applications
  • Sensor on the electric drive pump measures  axle temperature and activates only when needed
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