18-TONNE KOMATSU WA380
The WA380 wheel loader delivers the perfect blend of performance, comfort and economy. Suitable for all kinds of applications and equipped with a high-performance engine that is both whisper-quiet and extremely economical, it exceeds industry expectations for this class of wheel loader. Whatever the job, the WA380-6 can handle it – thanks to its outstanding tractive force and Closed-centre Load Sensing System (CLSS) hydraulics. Moreover, the new SpaceCab™ offers unrivalled operator comfort and an excellent view of the bucket and wheels. Reliability, ease of service, economy and safety – the WA380-6 sets new standards in all areas.
WA380 Wheel Loader Features
Advanced machine design
The WA380-6 features the ideal combination of a highly efficient drive line, powerful hydraulics and excellent stability. Its outstanding rimpull makes it easy to penetrate even the densest materials and enables higher productivity in V-shaped loading. With the powerful hydraulic system, filling the bucket is as fast and efficient as possible. Meanwhile, the high stability ensures the machine is safe to operate even when the loaded material is unexpectedly heavy. Furthermore, the boom suspension system, which is fi tted as standard, minimizes spillage when transporting the material. This reduces costs and extends the lifetime of the bearings and bushings.
Precision control with ease
The WA380-6 features variable-displacement pumps on both the hydraulic and steering systems. These pumps deliver the exact amount of oil required, dramatically improving fuel efficiency. Komatsu’s CLSS hydraulics enables extremely precise control of the work equipment, and ensures that the bucket, boom and hydraulically driven attachments can all move smoothly at the same time.
Faster load & carry with optional torque converter lock-up
The optional torque converter lock-up system delivers unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency in load & carry and short-distance transport applications. The operator can engage the system from 3rd to 4th gear. It noticeably increases travel speed, particularly when going uphill, thanks to the larger tractive force. At the same time, it eliminates converter losses significantly reducing fuel consumption.
Wide tread and long wheelbase
A 2.160 mm wide tread and a long wheel base of 3.300 mm give the WA380-6 outstanding stability – enough to handle rough terrain and fast load & carry cycles with minimum spillage and maximum comfort. With 37º steering articulation to both sides, the WA380-6 is extremely manoeuvrable in tight spaces for faster loading cycles.
Superior dumping height and reach
The long lifting frame allows an enormous dumping height of 2.990 mm and a reach of 1.130 mm that is just as impressive (with 3,1 m³ universal bucket, measured to the cutting edge). With this working range, loading highsided semi-trailers with a payload of 28 tonnes becomes child’s play.