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.
This model was equipped with a new eco friendly, high output engine. It corresponded to the latest emission regulation in Japan/US/Europe. Adopting STARE-HST*, an electric controlling system, made it possible to start, change speed, and stop by using only the accelerator. With the speed control switch, a driver could adjust the maximum speed at any range. The max driving power could be set at three different phases with the traction control switch, making operation safer and more efficient. This was the first mini Wheel loader with KOMTRAX installed as a standard spec.
*HST: Hydro-Static Transmission
Bucket capacity: 0.4m3(WA30-6)
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.