Production Numbers Improved - WA600-8

January 29, 2018

New WA600-8 features larger standard bucket and increased fuel efficiency

How do you measure enhanced performance? Komatsu’s new WA600-8 wheel loader provides answers with numbers that show you can move more material with lower fuel consumption.

Komatsu optimized engine power control in the Tier 4 Final WA600-8, and improved power train and hydraulic efficiency, reducing fuel consumption up to 13 percent, compared to its Tier 3 predecessor. The loader combines Komatsu’s SmartLoader Logic with an enhanced lockup torque converter that activates in second, third and fourth gears. Together, the system provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill climbing, fuel savings and a higher top speed.

Bucket capacity of the standard WA600-8 increased to 9.2 cubic yards, and Komatsu designed it to fill easier, retain material better and give operators greater visibility. A load-and-carry configuration for the WA600-8 is available with added counterweight and a 10.2-cubic-yard bucket. A new auto-dig function reduces operator effort required to fill the bucket, and Komatsu-integrated load meter data is available on the machine monitor and remotely via the Internet.

“With significant enhancements in production capacity and fuel economy, the WA600-8 is designed to maximize production efficiency in loading off-highway trucks or load-and-carry applications,” said Rob McMahon, Komatsu Product Marketing Manager. “Owners and operators consistently tell us they are impressed with the machine’s productivity and stability.”

Increased cab comfort

The cab features a new air-suspension, high-back, heated seat that softens machine vibration. The seat’s cast frame members increase strength, and seat-mounted electronic pilot-control levers add ergonomic comfort and convenience. The KOMTRAX Plus telematics system provides key machine metrics and performance information that can be accessed remotely by smart phone.

“Full rear fenders and steps with handrails at both sides of the loader add convenience for daily inspections,” said McMahon. “Similar to other Tier 4 machines, the WA600-8 is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first 2,000 hours or three years, which further reduces owning and operating costs. Add it all up, and the savings are significant. We encourage anyone needing a production loader to check out the new WA600-8.”

Rob McMahon, Komatsu Product Marketing Manager - Komatsu’s new WA600-8 features optimized engine power control and improved power train and hydraulic efficiency to help reduce fuel consumption by up to 13 percent, compared to its Tier 3 predecessor. Standard bucket capacity was increased to 9.2 cubic yards, and Komatsu designed it to fill easier, retain material better and give operators greater visibility.

Quick Specs on Komatsu’s WA600-8 Wheel Loaders

  • Model: WA600-8
  • Horse-power: 529 hp
  • Operating Weight: 122,268-124,473 lb
  • Bucket Capacity: 9.2 cu yds
  • Model: WA600-8*
  • Horse-power: 529 hp
  • Operating Weight: 126,678 lbs
  • Bucket Capacity: 10.2 cu yds

* Load-and-carry configuration with additional counterweight