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New Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader increases fuel efficiency, features new technology

2 min read / March 10, 2020


Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader

Las Vegas, March 10, 2020 — With newly designed front and rear frame and loader linkages, the Tier 4 Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader has the most durable chassis in model history.* On display at the Komatsu Booth N-10825 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, the 254,700 lbs. (115,530 kg) wheel loader is designed to load 60-100 ton haul trucks in quarry, aggregate, and mining applications.

To keep operators comfortable throughout long shifts, the cab has been re-engineered with a 7-inch high resolution monitor, a heated and ventilated air-suspension operator seat, improved access, and enhanced visbility. KomVision with radar obstacle detection provides the operator with a birds-eye view of the working area on a dedicated monitor. Radar obstacle detection provides a visual and audible alert when an object is detected.

Leveraging the power of connected technology, the WA800-8’s automatic dig, semi-automatic approach, and semi-automatic dump systems can be used together or separately to automate the work phases when v-cycle loading haul trucks. These systems were designed to help newer loader operators become productive more quickly as well as reduce fatigue for all operators.

The machine’s variable traction control system and modulation clutch system provide optimal tractive effort in various ground conditions. The WA800’s reinforced z-bar loader linkage provides high breakout force even in the most challenging digging applications.

To reduce total cost of ownership, transmission and axle overhaul intervals on the WA800-8 have been extended.

Komatsu at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

With a focus on creating connections to empower the success of its global network of distributors and customers, Komatsu’s booth N-10825 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 features several product and technology advancements for the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregates industries. Across 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, the company is demonstrating how technology, data, equipment and service solutions are increasingly connected to control costs, timelines and optimize resources.

About Komatsu

Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For nearly a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

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*All comparisons are to the previous Komatsu model unless otherwise stated.

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