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2000 OPEN

The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.

Komatsu Wheel loader WA470-5 GALEO
(2001)

Komatsu Wheel loader WA470-5 GALEO

This was a full model change of WA450 upgrading the automobile rank of WA450. In addition to the improvement of ease of operation and productivity, "KOMTRAX", the construction equipment managing system with a satellite was installed as a part of the standard spec. Its exterior shared the same design as the new brand, GALEO.

The engine corresponded to the 2nd regulation of emission of Japan/US/Europe, and the noise level was the best in the class. 

Bucket capacity: 4.0m3

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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