Komatsu adds more comfort, fuel efficiency to wheel loader

Komatsu WA200-8 wheel loader
This new addition to Komatsu’s wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.

Komatsu is introducing its new WA200-8 wheel loader featuring increased operator comfort and reduced fuel consumption.

The wheel loader’s parallel-lift linkage and breakout force make it a versatile jobsite tool, according to Komatsu. Useful in numerous applications, from pallet handling to hard digging, fuel consumption drops by as much as four per cent in V-cycle as well as load-and-carry applications.

The WA200-A comes standard with a new high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibration for operator comfort.  As well, the machine comes standard with a colour 7 in. LCD monitor with Ecology Guidance, a dedicated colour rearview monitor, auxiliary audio jack and two 12-volt ports.

The wheel loader is also equipped with a KOMTRAX telematics system and monitor to provide key metrics. The metrics include KDFP status, DEF-level data, fuel consumption and performance information collected and sorted via operator ID.

“The WA200-8 is a massive upgrade in operator comfort,” said Frank Nyquist, product manager for 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.”

Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

Equipped with a 4.46 litre, 126 hp, EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the machine burns up to four per cent less fuel than its predecessor. Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown also reduces idle time and saves fuel. As well, the Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC) uses 100 per cent passive regeneration without a diesel particulate filter. The new SCR system reduces emissions and is designed to last the life of the engine.

To reduce wheel spin, the WA200-A’s fourth generation hydrostatic drivetrain, with variable traction control and S-mode, provides increased traction control. S-mode excels in snowy, icy or slippery conditions.

A knob on the right-hand 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 and is ideal for running attachments, such as brooms.

Furthermore, the WA200-8, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2,000 hours. Komatsu CARE includes scheduled factory maintenance and a 50-point inspection at each service. The program also includes two complimentary Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) maintenance services and DEF tank flushes in the first five years.

Additional Features

  • Swing out, hydraulically-driven cooling fan, with wider fin spacing and auto-reverse, for ease of cleaning.
  • Gull-wing engine doors to provide quick, convenient access for daily checks and service items.
  • Full-rear fenders are optional.
  • DEF tank features a convenient sight glass to discourage overfilling.