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MAIN EXHIBITION ENTRANCE HISTORY OF JAPANESE BULLDOZER EXHIBITION
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1980 OPEN

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.

Komatsu Mini Wheel loader WA40-1
(1984)

Komatsu Mini Wheel loader WA40-1

Following WA30 that had been already in the market, more mini Wheel loaders were quickly added to the line up. This model was developed for all-purpose use including general engineering, constructions, gas, pluming, stockbreeding, and landscaping of various industries.

Despite the compact design, with 40-degree sideways articulation and a minimum turning radius of 4050mm, it could easily load onto 11-ton Dump trucks with 2380mm dumping clearance and 840mm dumping reach.

Bucket capacity: 0.5m3

Wheel loader OPEN

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.

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