As use of ICT for construction equipment became more common, things like crewless dump trucks, IT execution, and KOMTRAX were further developed. Hybrid equipment that decreased both fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission was introduced and marked a new generation of construction machines.
WA500-7 is a newly launched large size wheel loader that meets the 2011 off-road engine emission standards.
It is equipped with the new generation engine which meets emission regulation in Japan, North America and Europe.
In addition, it achieves a high level of productivity and mileage performance by adopting the new engine control system "Komatsu smart loader logic" with a large-capacity torque converter, a wide range lock-up clutch and automatic kick down which facilitates reduced fuel consumption.
Equipped with the new rear view camera monitor and the new large size pillarless ROPS cab which increased the glass area of the lower front, safety and visibility have been significantly improved.
It employs the 7-inc HD LCD monitor in the operators cab which ensures safe, accurate and smooth operation as well as supports energy efficient operation while integrating with the eco-guidance system.
Bucket capacity: 5.6m3
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.