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A ‘perfect’ Komatsu

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Komatsu says it has struck the perfect balance of visibility, operator comfort and productivity with the WB97S‐8, the first ‘follow‐up’ model in its new backhoe loader range.

It claims to have achieved unrivalled operator visibility with its combination of a lateral exhaust pipe and compact bonnet.

“Following the successful introduction of the two-wheel steering model, the new WB97S‐8 brings a range of high‐standard features to the Komatsu backhoe loader family,” said Alex Visentin, product manager at Komatsu Europe. Power is from an improved EU Stage IV Komatsu SAA4D99E‐1 engine while a viscous fan clutch helps achieve fuel savings by reducing the engine load when maximum cooling is not required.

Komatsu’s closed load sensing system is at the heart of the latest contender’s hydraulics and is supplemented by parallel loader linkage, said to be ideal for working with forks. Specification also includes standard return-to-dig function, a kick down switch, and, for the loader, a new automatic ‘speed up’ and a selectable floating function.

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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 13/2/2020