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Komatsu WA480-8 Loader
If you are looking for multiple-application versatility, the WA480-8 combines production, fuel efficiency, comfort and serviceability, making it an ideal three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers.
High performance powertrain: Large-capacity torque converter, combined with Komatsu Smart Loader Logic engine control system, automatically creates enough torque for each work phase, reducing fuel consumption with no decrease in production.
Brake cooling system: Efficient performance and added confidence in load and carry situations with front and rear brake cooling system.
Low fuel consumption: Reduce idle time and save fuel with auto idle shutdown. Smart Loader Logic acquires data from various sensors in the loader and controls engine torque based on job requirements.
Comfortable operator environment: A more comfortable ride with a new standard, heated, air-suspension seat that provides enhanced support on rough roads. A large, quiet, pressurized cab provides excellent visibility.
Ease of access: Efficient maintenance with ease of access with large, gull-wing-type engine doors and large steps on each side of the frame and front of the cab.
Advanced joystick steering system (AJSS): Designed to reduce operator fatigue, the Advanced Joystick Steering System (AJSS) allows wrist and finger control of steering and directional travel.
|Height||11’7” (top of the stack)
11’9” (ROPS cab)
11’10” (top of air brake cooling)
|Steering Angle||35° (40° to max end stop)|
|Bucket Weight||5,262-5,750 lbs.|
|Gross Horsepower||301 HP|
|Net Horsepower||299 HP|
|Bore x Stroke||4.9” x 5.9”|
|Gears||Reduction: Spiral bevel gear
Differential: Conventional type
Final reduction: Planetary gear, single reduction
|Air Cleaner||Dry type with double elements and dust evacuator, plus dust indicator|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||100.4 US gallons|
|Rated RPM||2000 RPM|
|Lubrication System||Method: Gear pump, force-lubrication
Filter: Full-flow type
|Aspiration||Turbo-charged, after-cooled, cooled EGR|
|Fuel System||Direct injection|
|Fan Drive Type||Hydraulic|
|Torque Converter||3-elements, 1-stage, 2-phase|
|Axles||Front: Fixed, semi-floating
Rear: Center-pin support, semi-floating, 26° total oscillation
|Transmission Type||Automatic, full-powershift, counter-shaft type|
|Drive System||Four-wheel drive|
|Brakes||Service: Hydraulically actuated, wet disc brakes actuate on four wheels
Parking: Wet disc brake
Emergency: Parking brake is commonly used
|Control Valve||2-spool type|
|Hydraulic Tank Capacity||Steering: 51.5 Gallons
Loader: 68.7 Gallons
|Hydraulic Cylinders||Double-acting, piston type
Number of cylinders x bore x stroke
Steering: 2 x 3.5” x 17.3”
Loader Boom Cylinder: 2 x 5.5” x 34.7”
Loader Bucket Cylinder: 1 x 7.1” x 22.5”
|Hydraulic Cycle Time||Raise: 6.4 secs
Dump: 1.9 secs
Lower (Empty): 3.8 secs
|Relief Valve Setting||Steering: 3,555 PSI
Loader: 4,980 PSI
|Hydraulic Pump||Steering: Piston Type
Loader: Piston Pump
|Dig Depth||3.5” at 0°
1’2”-1’4” at 10°
|Bucket Capacity||6-7.2 yd³ (heaped)
5.2-6.5 yd³ (struck)
|Steering||Articulated type, fully-hydraulic power steering|
|Travel Speed - Forward||1st: 4.5 MPH
2nd: 7.9 MPH; 8.3 MPH with lock-up clutch on
3rd: 13.8 MPH; 14.8 MPH with lock-up clutch on
4th:22.0 MPH; 24 MPH with lock-up clutch on
|Travel Speed - Reverse||1st: 4.7 MPH
2nd: 8.1 MPH; 8.6 MPH with lock-up clutch on
3rd: 14.2 MPH; 15.2 MPH with lock-up clutch on
4th: 22.7 MPH; 24.2 MPH with lock-up clutch on
|Breakout Force||40,915-46,297 lbs.|
|Control Positions||Boom: Raise, hold, lower, and float
Bucket: Tilt-back, hold, and dump
|Hinge Pin Height||14’9” (Max. Height)
1’11” (Carry Position)
|Static Tipping Load||44,313-46,947 lbs. (Straight)
38,437-40,444 lbs. (40° full turn)
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.