Komatsu introduces new loaders with improved fuel economy

Ben Treadwell - 8 July 2015

Komatsu's new WA470-8 loader was introduced on the 23rd of June and features a new Tier 4 Final Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine. The new engine features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) while also featuring auto-idle shutdown, electronic control systems, fuel injection combustion parameters, and aftertreatment functions. The new parameters all add up to see a decrease in fuel consumption of 6% over the previous WA470-7 model. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is also featured, and allows for precise temperature and air management control. Beyond the improved fuel economy other features include a sight gauge at the DEF fill cap in order to minimize overfilling, a color display featuring Ecology Guidance, and a telematics system which allows for fuel and DEF monitoring. The company also provides a care policy which will allow for two Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) exchanges and DEF tank flushes in the first five years of operations.

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