Komatsu Introduces its Most Versatile Wheel Loader

August 8, 2017

Komatsu’s new wheel loader fits a wide range of construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. Its parallel-lift linkage, with auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, can be used for virtually any job, from pallet handling to hard digging.

The new WA270-8 powers its way through a wide variety of applications

High production, greater fuel efficiency and improved operator comfort are all traits found in Komatsu’s new WA270-8 wheel loader, which fits a wide range of construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. Its parallel-lift linkage, with auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, can be used for virtually any job, from pallet handling to hard digging.

“Whether you’re lifting, digging or changing attachments on the fly, the WA270-8 is compact enough to squeeze between farm buildings, yet has the power to tackle jobs often planned for bigger machines,”

said Frank Nyquist, Komatsu Product Specialist. “It’s one of the most versatile machines Komatsu offers.”

The WA270-8 features a proven, fourth-generation hydrostatic drive train with variable traction control. It has multiple working modes, including an S-mode that provides excellent traction control to reduce wheel slip. This setting is especially useful in snowy, icy or slippery conditions. Creep mode in first gear is easily controlled via a knob on the console, and allows the operator to dial in a travel speed from 1 to 8 miles per hour.

The WA270-8’s new Tier 4 Final engine lowers fuel consumption by up to 3 percent in V-cycle loading and 2 percent in load-and-carry applications, compared to its Tier 4 Interim predecessor. The selective catalytic-reduction (SCR) system and other aftertreatment components help the engine with efficiency and longevity. More than 98 percent of the Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) regeneration happens passively, with no action required of the operator and no interference with machine operation. The SCR system lowers nitrogen oxide emissions and is designed to last for the life of the machine.

From farms to construction sites

A more comfortable cab with a new, high-back, heated seat softens machine vibration for greater operator comfort. Operators can check vital machine metrics, including KDPF status, diesel exhaust fluid level, fuel consumption and performance information on the 7-inch LCD color monitor.

“Our advanced KOMTRAX system enables fleet managers to track highly detailed information, such as fuel burn in one type of material versus another, or to monitor fuel usage on a specific job or by operator,” Nyquist noted. “It’s a great tool that helps owners get the most out of the WA270-8.”

Quick Specs on Komatsu’s WA270-8 Wheel Loader:

  • Model: WA270-8
  • Net Horse-power: 149 hp
  • Operating Weight: 28,208-29,079 lb
  • Bucket Capacity: 2.5-3.5 cu yd