The recent announcement of the introduction of the WA480-8 Wheel Loader by Komatsu America Corp. was met with excitement for those looking for the multiple-application versatility sweet spot. With higher production and less fuel burn, this model also offers improved operator comfort and more superior serviceability. The new loader is even equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine.
New operator-friendly design features include the optional advanced joystick steering system (AJSS), which eliminates the steering wheel, and with it, a major cause of operator fatigue. Also, the new “generous curves” bucket design fills and retains material better, making the machine nearly eight percent more productive than the previous model.
“The WA480-8 is the perfect tool for quarry, infrastructure and non-residential construction applications. It’s the perfect three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers."- Craig McGinnis, product marketing manager, Komatsu America