Komatsu Heavy Weight Wheel Loader 28/02/2008
Komatsu unveiled the heavy weight wheel loader the WA600-6 at this years ConExpo 2008. The new model Komatsu wheel loader enhanced features include fuel consumption, operator comfort and superior productivity. The WA600-6 wheel loader comes with dual mode engine power, variable displacement piston pumps and CLSS for precise control, as well as new large capacity lock torque converter for faster cycle times. The Komatsu loader is a hefty 118,385 pound machine that will be mainly used for quarry, sand and gravel, sites and on industrial and smaller mining sites. Taking over the WA600-3 model the enhanced addition is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D17OE-5 six cylinder engine, producing 502 net HP at 1,800 RPM. This is a huge increase in horsepower over the older model and means more pushing power and drive. The engine also meets the EPA Tier 3 emissions and is equipped with an electronic control system.
The big Komatsu wheel loader has a breakout force of 87,230 pounds and a straight static tipping load of 80,645 pounds and a 40 degree turn tipping load of 67,210 lb. The WA600-6 Komatsu loader joins the big haul trucks such as the Komatsu HD465-7 and HD605-7 models, with a standard 8.4 yd bucket that can handle hauling loads of 50- to 65- tones. The Komatsu loader is also developed to fight operator fatigue with reduced rubber and silicone viscous damping mounts that reduce cab vibration and noise levels. The load and carry applications have been enhanced with a new large capacity lock-up torque convert that provides increased productivity, faster cycle times and improved fuel consumption. The Komatsu WA600-6 also boasts cycle times of only 9.3 seconds to raise a loaded bucket, 2.3 seconds to dump it and 4.1 seconds to lower an empty bucket.