Komatsu Europe launches WA70M-8 compact wheel loaderPublished 29/6 at 16:31
The all new Komatsu WA70M-8 compact wheel loader is said to deliver first class operator comfort, optimum visibility, outstanding safety, an ergonomic interface, effortless operation and a bold contemporary styling for a strong distinctive visual presence.
The WA70M-8 promises excellent customer value, whatever and wherever the job.
The WA70M-8 is equipped with a powerful Komatsu low emission engine and diesel particle filter (DPF) and complies with the EU Stage V regulations. Engine power was increased by 25% over the previous model and now reaches 46.2kW. Optimised for tough construction applications, its fully automatic hydrostatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. High torque with the low rpm engine setting gives fast uphill travel performance thanks to stronger engine power.
The operator can rely on ‘Easy Fork’ kinematic to transport loads with Komatsu pallet forks parallel to the ground without readjusting the fork tines. Operators still benefit from the ‘Z-bar’ kinematic, with high breakout force, as well as fast and easy bucket filling for the easy handling of the machine. Thanks to the wide opening engine hood and tilt-able cabin, all service points are easy to access. A 6,000h cleaning interval typically makes the DPF maintenance free for 10 years. The newly designed engine with high torque at low rpm level boosts performance and helps to achieve low fuel consumption in every application.
All maintenance and service can be performed easily and quickly thanks to the tilting cab. The engine hood opens widely for a quick daily inspection, the electric equipment is well protected behind a maintenance cover, and the easy to clean wide core radiator, with an optional reversible fan, is conveniently accessible. “The new WA70M-8 completes the Komatsu compact wheel loader range equipped with the latest EU Stage V engine technology,” says Michael Wadsack product manager at Komatsu Europe. “Designed with compact dimensions, excellent all around visibility and a wide variety and easy to use options, it is the most loved little helper on every jobsite.