For construction markets, the WA150-6 wheel loader features significant technological enhancements over the Dash 5 model to deliver greater performance,
For construction markets, the WA150-6 wheel loader features significant technological enhancements over the Dash 5 model to deliver greater performance, operator comfort and efficiency, the manufacturer affirms. With a 17,271- to 17,461-lb. operating weight and a 1.7- to 2.2-yd. heaped bucket capacity, the WA150-6 is powered by a 98-hp, EPA Tier 3 emissions-certified Komatsu SAA4D95LE-5 engine for high productivity with low fuel consumption and minimal noise.
Latest Komtrax technology sends machine operating information to a secure website via wireless technology, tracking for analysis such data as fuel consumed, operating hours, working hours, location, and maintenance alerts. The Komtrax fleet-monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces risk of machine theft, and allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, product engineers note, besides providing information to drive business efficiency and productivity.
Manufacturer-cited features of the WA150-6 include:
Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) allocates only as much power as needed to ensure quick travel response and aggressive drive by adjusting automatically to the tractive effort demands of the job. The transmission also provides dynamic braking: when the loader decelerates, the HST system acts as a dynamic brake, causing the loader to slow down without using wet disc brakes.
Variable Traction Control with S-mode allows tractive effort of the machine to be reduced, when traveling at low speeds, by using the traction control switch. Controlling tire slippage and eliminating excessive bucket penetration, traction control reportedly extends the life-cycle of tires and improves work efficiency. The S-Mode works by controlling the engine speed and HST motor when traveling at a low speed to reduce wheel spin.
Breakout force of 16,310 lb. and high static tipping loads [14,873 lb. straight and 12,939 lb. at a 40 degree full turn] provide power and stability during toughest operations, the manufacturer asserts. Long lift arms offer high dumping clearances and maximum dumping reach.
Equipment Management Monitoring System (EMMS) facilitates maintenance by monitoring all critical systems, as well as alerting and guiding the operator in the event of an abnormality. The controller monitors key engine features such as oil pressure, coolant temperature, and air cleaner clogging. Additionally, the EMMS stores abnormalities and error codes for troubleshooting assistance to minimize diagnosis and repair time. Komatsu America Corp.