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NEW WA480-8 EXPANDS KOMATSU WHEEL LOADER RANGE

The latest wheel loader to be added to Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales’ product offering is the all-new WA480-8 – a machine which their sales director, John O’Brien says is ‘a very important model and hugely popular amongst sand and gravel operators in Ireland.’

NEW WA480-8 EXPANDS KOMATSU WHEEL LOADER RANGE

Unveiled for the first time at the Intermat show in Paris earlier this year, the WA480-8 is powered by a new EU State IV engine of 223kW/299HP at 2000rpm output delivering what Komatsu claims is an up to 15% better fuel consumption than the model it replaces. Operating weight is 26,870kgs while bucket capacity ranges from 4.9 – 5.9 cubic metres.

Its numerous new features include an air-suspended operator seat, new optional short lever steering, new gull wing type engine doors and new Komtrax 3G mobile communications with increased operational data.

Other items amongst a myriad of operational highlights are power and eco friendly additions, better all-round comfort, excellent stability and maneuverability, simple and convenient handling, easy maintenance and the full menu of Komtrax machine security features.

In summary, O’Brien describes the WA480-8 as a ‘fully fit-for-purpose machine, equipped with industry-leading technology’.

‘Furthermore, it is backed by a responsive after-sales parts and service support team, totally focused on keeping machines working round-the-clock so productivity is delivered,’ he adds.

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