Posted May 12, 2016

Komatsu's New 165 HP Wheel Loader 

The new WA320-8 wheel loader from Komatsu, powered by a Tier 4 Final 165 hp engine, combines high production with improved fuel economy and operator comfort. The WA320-8’s parallel-lift linkage, with auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, can be used in any application from pallet handling to hard digging. 

Komatsu WA320-8-dumping Fuel consumption is lower by up to three percent in V-cycle loading and two percent in load and carry applications. It has a hydrostatic transmission and the machine's "size and attachment-friendly quick coupler makes it an all-around performer for almost any worksite,” said Craig McGinnis, product marketing manager, Komatsu America.

Other features include: 

  • Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after treatment components are designed in conjunction with the engine for efficiency and long life.
  • The new SCR system reduces NOx emissions and is designed to last the life of the engine.
  • More than 98 percent of KDPF regeneration is performed passively.
  • Fourth generation hydrostatic drivetrain with variable traction control and S-mode for snowy, icy or slippery conditions.
  • Creep mode in first gear is easily controlled on the RH console, allowing the operator to dial in travel speed from one to eight miles an hour.
  • New, more comfortable, high-back, heated seat .
  • Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown to reduce idle time and save fuel.
  • Seven inch, LCD color monitor with Ecology Guidance.
  • Separate full color rear view monitor standard.
  • Swing-out, hydraulically-driven cooling fan, with wider fin spacing and auto-reversing fan for ease of cleaning.
  • Gull-wing engine doors.
  • DEF tank features a convenient sight glass to discourage overfilling.

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