Featured Equipment: Komatsu WA500-3 Loader

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  • Author National Plant And Equipment
  • Published September 12, 2015
  • Word count 333

Powerful, rugged, environmentally friendly and comfortable: that’s what owners and operators think of the Komatsu WA500-3 Loader. From its spacious and comfortable driver’s cab, an operator can fill a 40 tonne semitrailer truck in just three bucket loads, making it ideal for rehandling and quarry applications.


The Komatsu WA500-3 sets the standard in profitability and efficiency and is a perfect choice for all heavy-duty work. Here are just a few of its top features:

Powerful low emission engine. The powerful, high-torque Komatsu low emission engine SA6D140E-3 develops 235 kW/ 315 HP.

Exceptional stability. With a track width of 2,400mm and a long wheelbase of 3,600mm, the Komatsu WA500-3 offers outstanding stability in all operating situations.

Powerful and fast loading cycles with the APS hydraulic system. The APS system is an effective working hydraulic system that adapts automatically to individual operating conditions and reduces cycle times.

Sturdy lift frame. The lift frame with powerful Z-kinematics makes for maximum breakout forces.

Easy loading. With the large dump height and reach, it is possible to load 36 tonne special-purpose trucks in quarries, while in rehandling operations, 40 tonne semitrailers can be efficiently filled in three bucket loads.

Faster material handling. Extremely short cycle times ensure high material handling rates at transport distances of up to 350m.

Comprehensive range of attachments. Such as universal buckets (4.5m3 - 5.5m3), trapezoidal rock buckets (4.5m3 - 5.5m3), tree-clamps, log grapples and special buckets.


Komatsu really has thought of everything to make operating the WA500-3 wheel loader simple and convenient. For example, it has an adjustable steering column with integrated monitor unit, easy-to-use joystick steering (optional), and fast bucket filling for shorter cycle times. It also has a fully automatic Komatsu transmission that selects the optimum gear ratio based on travelling speed and load status. This feature alone saves fuel and reduces stress on components, while the spacious, air-conditioned cab ensures operator comfort and safety.

At National Plant & Equipment we stock the Komatsu WA500-3 Loader and many other loaders for sale. Specialising in machinery for mining and civil construction, we are your solution for digging, loading, hauling, grading and dozing equipment. Ask us about our used loaders for sale.

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