Komatsu Launches 26-Tonne Loader in Australia

Komatsu has launched the WA475-10, 26-tonne wheel loader in Australia. The machine provides an efficient and productive model for quarry and waste sites, saving 30% more on fuel efficiency than the previous model.

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The WA475-10 features the newly developed Komatsu’s Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission (KHMT), an innovative solution that makes the loader more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Variable speed control allows operators to adjust the machine’s top speed to meet specific site requirements, and the adjustable variable traction control also limits wheel spin on unstable and slippery ground conditions often found on many quarry and waste sites.

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Nick Vrontas, Komatsu Australia’s National Business Manager says the significant upgrades on the WA475-10 make it an appealing addition to fleets.

“We’ve also completely innovated the power control on this latest model. It’s never been easier for an operator to find the right balance between traction and lifting power, with the hydraulic speed independently controlled from the accelerator pedal, and the boom speed controlled the hydraulic lever.”

said Nick Vrontas, Komatsu Australia’s National Business Manager.

An optimized Z-bar linkage system provides much more lift force and a higher tonnes-per-hour production rate on the WA475-10, and the response time of the hydraulics and the dumping or lifting can be set to specific site requirements.

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The WA475-10 engine is Tier 4 compliant, and at even low engine speeds the engine puts out high power and delivers more engine torque and performance. The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate and the fuel injection, combustion parameters and after-treatment functions, which provide optimized performance, reduced emissions, and advanced diagnostic capabilities, making it a powerful, yet environmentally friendly machine.

“The loader can also be tailored for specific applications, whether that is the demanding nature of a waste site or the abrasive environments of quarries. The Komatsu team will work with customers to provide a solution that is tailored to the loader’s application, from enquiry to post delivery, maintaining service checks and requirements.”

said Nick.

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