Komatsu Introduces New WA80-5 Compact Wheel Loader

September 7, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Komatsu America Corp. (KAC) introduced a new member to its Dash-5 line of compact wheel loaders - the 60 HP WA80-5. The WA80-5's ground-breaking design revolutionizes this class of wheel loaders, sporting a longer wheel base, rear-axle oscillation, longitudinally installed engine and tiltable cab all built into a super-compact and powerful machine. Combining robust design features, simple servicing and easy operation, the WA80-5 offers unrivalled productivity matched with superior versatility.

Enhanced Performance
The WA80-5 features a 12,434 lb. operating weight and a 10,164 lb. breakout force. To respond quickly to varying conditions, the WA80-5 is equipped with a Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) that is switchable in all directions under full power. Limited slip differentials in both axles provide added productivity and force, and a 100 percent locking differential feature also is available.

Komatsu buckets offer the best penetration performance and optimum filling capacity. Accordingly, the WA80-5 has a class-leading payload of 4,065 lb. The rear-axle oscillation allows for excellent scooping and provides outstanding stability. In addition, the 18.6 mph top speed allows for fast relocation of the machine.

Other productivity enhancements include:

  • High tipping load and lifting capacity.
  • Parallel movement during pallet fork applications.
  • High payload in pallet-fork applications.

Improved Operator Comfort and Safety
The cab of the WA80-5 is large and ergonomically designed with large storage areas and easy entry. A long wheelbase provides superior traveling comfort, and the machine offers optional ride control. For increased visibility, the WA80-5 has larger windows, a delta boom, an elevated cab, a sloped engine hood and a narrow tail.

Serviceability Keeps Machines Up and Running
Designed with rental companies and fleet owners in mind, the WA80-5 is built for easy serviceability. The operator's cab is tiltable, allowing access to all major components in minutes. The longitudinally installed engine allows access to all sides of the engine block, and all filters, fill points and sight gauges are easy to reach. The radiator is freestanding for best cleaning access from both sides.

For more information on the WA80-5 and other compact wheel loaders in Komatsu's utility line, please contact your local distributor or call Komatsu at 1-866-513-5778.

Source: Komatsu, Sept. 1, 2005

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB January 2015 Cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.