Wheel loader combines high production with low fuel consumption

Tuesday August 08, 2017
Written by Staff
Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.

The WA200-8’s parallel-lift linkage and impressive breakout force make it a versatile jobsite tool. Useful in virtually any application from pallet handling to hard digging, fuel consumption drops by up to four percent in V-cycle as well as load-and-carry applications.

“The WA200-8 is a massive upgrade in operator comfort,” said Frank Nyquist, product manager, Komatsu America. “And the quick, change-on-the-fly coupler lets you move from moving bales to loading pallets to cleaning out feedlots or pushing into a pile with ease,” Nyquist said.

Standard features of the new WA200-8 include:

Under the Hood/Performance Enhancements
  • A powerful 4.46 liter, 126 HP, EPA Tier 4 Final certified, SAA4D107E-3 engine burns up to four percent less fuel than its Tier 4 Interim predecessor.
  • Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC) uses 100% passive regeneration without a diesel particulate filter.
  • The new SCR system reduces NOx emissions and is designed to last the life of the engine.
  • Fourth generation hydrostatic drivetrain with variable traction control and S-mode provides excellent traction control to reduce wheel spin. S-mode excels in snowy, icy or slippery conditions.
  • A knob on the RH console easily controls creep mode in first gear. This mode allows the operator to dial in travel speed from one to eight miles an hour. This feature is ideal for running attachments, such as brooms.

In-Cab Enhancements/Features
  • New, more comfortable, high-back, heated seat softens machine vibrations for operator comfort.
  • Pioneering KOMTRAX telematics system and monitor provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status and DEF-level data, fuel consumption, plus performance information collected and sorted by operator ID. 
  • Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown reduces idle time and saves fuel.
  • Auxiliary audio jack and two 12-volt ports.
  • Seven inch, LCD color monitor with Ecology Guidance.
  • Dedicated, full-color, rearview monitor, comes standard.

For more information, visit www.komatsuamerica.com.

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