New version of 16-tonne loader proven for silage work
The latest-generation Komatsu WA320-8 wheel loader has arrived in Ireland.
The machine has previously proved itself popular amongst contractors for whom large volume silage work is a major a c t i v i t y . D i s t r i b u t e d by McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the new version is attracting strong interest, with “a number of deals in place ahead of the first cut of the season”, according to their general manager, Denis McGrath. First developed for use in quarries, major civil works and construction projects, the WA320-8 is now available as a purpose-built, agriculture and silage specific loader. Performing as comfortably in the silage pit, grain and feed store as it does on the aggregates and construction site, t h e n ew Da s h 8 ve r s i o n embodies all of its predecessor’s recognised benefits such as higher production, reduced fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. P o w e r e d by K o m a t s u ’ s latest ultra-low emissions EU Stage IV compliant engine technology, the new wheel loader has an operating weight of 16,225kgs. Delivering high levels of productivity and efficiency, its bucket has a capacity of 2.6- 3.2 cubic metres, and a tipping load of 11.5 tonnes. It can be released and replaced with a 14ft wide fold- out rake, depending on requirements.
The service intervals have been lengthened, and maintenance costs reduced. Improved operator comfort comes from its larger cab, with increased visibility and leg space, climate control, heated air- suspended seat, and single- control joystick with full functions. Other standard features include a wide core radiator with automatic reverse cycle, limited slip differentials axles, smooth ride boom suspension, auto- lube system, and full light pack including front and rear Xenon lights.
In common with other Stage IV machines, the Dash 8 has the latest Komtrax telematics and is backed by Komatsu Care maintenance support.
Komatsu’s first purpose-built, agriculture and silage specific WA320-8 wheel loader, now available from distributor McHale Plant Sales.