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36 • ROCK products • September 2018 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING Komatsu America Corp. introduced its new WA480-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emis- sions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability. New operator-friendly design features include the optional advanced joystick steering system (AJSS), which elimi- nates the steering wheel, and with it, a major cause of operator fatigue. Also, the new "generous curves" bucket design fills and retains material better, making the machine nearly 8 percent more productive than the previous model. "The WA480-8 is the perfect tool for quarry, infrastructure and non-res- idential construction applications," said Craig McGinnis, product mar- keting manager, Komatsu America. "It's the perfect three-pass loader for on-highway trucks and hoppers," McGinnis said. Standard features of the WA480-8 include: •  A powerful 299-hp, 11.04-L, EPA Tier 4 Final certified, SAA6D125E-7 engine uses up to 20 percent less fuel than its Tier 3 predecessor. •  Nearly 20 years of leadership in emis- sions technology enabled Komatsu designers to create an engine that reduces Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) by more than 80 percent, from the Tier 3 model. •  Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after treatment components are designed in conjunc- tion with the engine for efficiency and long life. •  More than 95 percent of KDPF regen- eration is performed passively, with no action required of the operator and no interference with machine operation. •  Komatsu's SmartLoader Logic, combined with the lockup torque converter that activates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill-climbing ability, a higher top speed and fuel savings. New in-cab enhancements/features include: •  Advanced Joystick Steering System (AJSS) eliminates the steering wheel for improved forward visibility and operator comfort while allowing the machine to operate at full speed. •  Integrated load meter system displays data directly to the machine's main monitor and remotely via KOMTRAX. Load sub-total and cancel functions available via buttons integrated into the machine work levers. Load meter is only available on two-lever, two- valve machine configurations. • An optional printer allows operators to print bucket and truck weights based on load meter data. •  Air-suspension, high-back, heated seat softens machine vibrations for operator comfort, while cast frame structure increases strength. •  Seat-mounted electronic pilot control levers with F-N-R switch for operator ergonomics and convenience. •  Latest version of pioneering KOM- TRAX telematics system and monitor that provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status and DEF-level data, fuel consumption, plus perfor- mance information collected and sorted by operator ID. •  Komatsu Auto Idle Shutdown to reduce idle time and save fuel • Auxiliary jack and two 12-volt ports. • Seven-inch, full color, high resolution monitor with Ecology Guidance. •  Separate, full color, rearview monitor comes standard. Komatsu America Corp., Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader Terex Trucks Updates Articulated Hauler Terex Trucks updated its TA300 artic- ulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission. The 30-ton workhorse will now incor- porate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as

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