its status.
The WA380-7 also features Komatsu SmartLoader
Logic, which provides optimal engine torque for the
job required. This helps to save fuel by automatically
decreasing engine torque when the loader is not
working hard, such as when it is driving with an
empty bucket. It functions automatically and does not
interfere with operation, saving fuel without decreasing
Large Capacity Torque Converter with
The WA380-7 has a newly designed Komatsu Large
Capacity Torque Converter with Lock-Up as a standard
feature. This provides improved acceleration and
hill climb ability, a higher top speed and lower fuel
consumption. The Lock-Up function
activates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears
and gives the machine a maximum
ground speed of 40 km/h.
The wheel loader has greater
productivity in V-cycle applications
because of the increased tractive
effort. The improved hill climbing
ability allows the loader to upshift
gears faster because of better
It can also achieve higher
gear ranges and maintain higher
ground speeds when working
in load-and-carry applications.
In most applications, production is increased and
fuel consumption reduced, resulting in improved fuel
Enhanced Operator Environment
The new cab provides a comfortable work environment
with a reduced interior sound level of only 68 dB(A) so
operators can maximize their productivity. The front
glass has been lowered and the dashboard redesigned
to improve visibility. The short lever Electronic Pilot
Control (EPC) is connected directly to the operator seat.
A precise and comfortable temperature can be
set with the Climate Control system, and a CD-Radio
including two 12 V ports is incorporated into the cab.
A new high resolution 7” LCD monitor features
enhanced capabilities and displays information in a
wide choice of languages, for global support. Using
the monitor, the operator can easily modify settings
for items such as the auto idle shutdown or the auto-
reversing fan.
Operators can also check operational records, such
as working hours or fuel consumption; monitor the
KDPF; or check how much time is required before the
next maintenance interval. The monitor offers the
option of using the ECO Guidance function, which
provides operational tips to reduce fuel consumption.
A separate high-resolution back-up camera is standard
with every machine and is mounted on the right hand
side of the console for operator convenience.
As well as the Komtrax system, the WA380-7
is supported by Komatsu CARE, a complimentary
maintenance program for Komatsu customers that
comes as standard with every new Komatsu S3B
construction machine.
Hinge pin height is 4,095 mm and dumping
clearance (with
3.2 m³ bucket with teeth) of 2,915 mm. Full turn static
tipping load (at 37°) is 12,890 kg
The new WA500-7 wheel loader
Also new to the Komatsu wheel loader range, with an
operating weight of 33.335 kg, is the WA500-7. With
a net horsepower of 352 hp (263 kW), the WA500-7 is
powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine and is EPA
Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission certified.
It features performance and operator comfort and
uses the same technology and is to the same standards
as the WA380-7.
Hinge pin height is 4,770 mm giving a dumping
clearance (with 5.6 m³ bucket) of 3,300 mm. Full turn
static tipping load (at 40°) is 22.680 kg
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