Komatsu Europe introduces new WA200-8 wheel loader
Published on 9/6/2017

All-round performer: from pallet handling to hard digging

Vilvoorde, September 2017 – Komatsu Europe presents the new WA200-8 wheel loader, an all-round utility performer for most worksites, with an attachment-friendly quick coupler, an EU Stage IV engine - and up to 4 % lower fuel consumption.

Built on the recognized benefits of its predecessor, the Komatsu WA200-8 offers customers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort. Engine acceleration was increased and boom raising time improved for higher productivity and fuel savings.

A fourth generation Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) helps prolong brake life, thanks to dynamic braking, while S-Mode gives the operator maximum control in slippery conditions. This latest addition to the Komatsu wheel loader family combines high production, improved operator comfort and reduced fuel consumption.

With its new High Lift boom it can also load dump trucks with a side wall of over 4m, with outstanding stability for its class 

 “A focus for the development of the WA200-8 was to make it reliable on any type of surface and efficient in all applications” says Dadgar Shayan, Product Manager for Wheel Loaders. “And with its new High Lift boom it can also load dump trucks with a side wall of over 4m, with outstanding stability for its class”.

Komatsu EU Stage IV Engine: Less fuel and cleaner air.
Operating weight of the WA200-8 ranges from 11715 kg to 12015 kg. Its powerful and clean Komatsu SAA4D107E-3 engine outputs 94 kW (126 HP) net. The Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC) and other after-treatment components work together with the engine for improved efficiency and longer life.

A new integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system further reduces NOx emissions by 80% using AdBlue®. The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the air-flow rate and the fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions: along with ultra-low emissions performance is optimised. Advanced diagnostic capabilities are also provided.

The Auto-Idle Shutdown system prevents unnecessary fuel consumption: it automatically shuts the engine off and applies the parking brake and hydraulic lock after a pre-set idle time limit.

Reduced Operating Costs
Komatsu’s redesigned digging bucket further improves penetration and is easier to fill, with a longer bucket bottom, a modified shape of the back and side walls, and a new design of the spill guard. It’s easier to fill and offers increased operating comfort, boosts the new wheel loader’s productivity and helps to reduce fuel consumption.

The WA200-8 engine can always operate at highest efficiency thanks to precise engine control, reduction of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) rate and an upgraded Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT). A new engine controller and advanced injection timing help to increase productivity and also reduce fuel consumption, whatever the job.

KOMTRAX telematics and the Komatsu Care® maintenance program, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.

Increased Comfort for more productivity
Large steps on either side of the machine lead up to the cabin, for safe and easy access. The new steering wheel with tilting and telescopic column allows accurate work, and the operator can sit relaxed in the new air suspended and fully adjustable seat to control the machine with no big effort even when steering frequently. Less fatigue and working in a perfectly adapted operating position improves concentration and the quality and efficiency of the work.

“Creep” mode in first gear is easily controlled via a knob on the right-hand console. It allows the operator to dial-in a travel speed from 5,2km/h to 14,3km/h.

More benefits
A 7 inch, full colour, high-resolution monitor provides key machine metrics including AdBlue® e-level data, fuel consumption, and performance. Messages from the ECO Guidance system are displayed in real-time during operation and on the exit screen when the ignition is turned off. The ECO guidance menu enables the operator to check logs for operation, ECO guidance and fuel consumption. These records can be used to reduce the overall fuel consumption and can be collected and sorted by the operator. A rear-view camera sends a display of the work area behind the machine to the monitor.

Cleaning and maintenance are easier than ever. The cooling fan swings out and has wider fin spacing and a standard auto-reversing function. Large gull-wing engine doors with gas springs provide a quick, convenient access for daily checks and service. Full rear fenders are standard, a sight gauge on the AdBlue® fill cap minimises overfilling, and additional hinged panels on either side of the machine simplify access to the aftertreatment devices.

WA200-8: New Features and Benefits
• Up to 4% lower fuel consumption vs.WA200-7 thanks to new engine controller
• EU Stage IV emissions compliant
• Komatsu Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, using AdBlue®, with integrated
   heating/ cooling system
• New pillar-less operator cab with increased comfort
     - Steering wheel with tilting and telescopic column
     - Rear view camera and monitor system
     - New air-suspended and heated seat as standard
• 7-inch LCD colour display as machine monitor
     - Maintenance information
     - ECO guidance and operation record
     - Operation record
     - AdBlue® level guidance and refill timing notice
• Komtrax Step 5 – For more peace of mind, lower costs and higher profits thanks to
     - 3G mobile communications
     - Individual operator ID system
     - AdBlue® level and usage reports
     - Fuel abnormality (theft) reports
     - Machine status reports including SCR


Information in this news release is current on the date of the announcement and is subject to change without notice.

- All comparisons are to the Komatsu model WA200-7.
- Komatsu CARE® and KOMTRAX are registered trademarks of Komatsu Ltd.
- AdBlue® is a registered trademark of Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.


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