Komatsu introduces new fuel-efficient WA475-10 wheel loader

Komatsu introduces new fuel-efficient WA475-10 wheel loader
Komatsu’s WA475-10 wheel loader. (Image: Komatsu)

Komatsu has launched the WA475-10, a 26-tonne wheel loader, in Australia. This versatile machine combines power with Komatsu’s advanced loader technology, making it an efficient and productive model for quarry and waste sites.

Boasting a 30 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to its predecessor, the WA475-10 is ideal for hauling or loading tasks. With its exceptional fuel efficiency, productivity and ease of operation, the WA475-10 stands out in its class.

Nick Vrontas, national business manager at Komatsu Australia, highlights the significant upgrades on the WA475-10, making it an appealing addition to fleets.

“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,” says Vrontas. “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.”

“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.”

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

“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,” says Vrontas. “The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the airflow rate and the fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions, which provide optimised 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.

“We’re beyond excited to have the loader on our shores, and we’re looking forward to introducing it to many quarry and waste sites across the country.”

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