More and more innovative technologies were applied to products with a heavy focus on hydraulic shovels. Using mechatronics for engine control was one of the examples of Japan's advanced electronics technology that surpassed the world standards.
The line up of WA series was also applied to small Wheel loaders. WA70, WA100, WA150, and WA200 were developed corresponding to 507 through 520.
While mid large models were used as equipment for loading merchandise and ore, small models were used for more purposes under various conditions to save energy. Therefore it was important that these were easy to use for any operator in a wide range of work.
WA200 Bucket capacity: 1.7m3
It was 1949 when the first wheel loader was manufactured in Japan, however, it was not until mid 1960's when Komatsu entered the wheel loader market aligning with International Harvester. From JH series in the beginning, to the 500 series, to Komatsu's original WA series, our wheel loaders have met the needs of construction sites by scaling up, coping with the environment and adopting advanced technology such as mechatronics and IT.