Komatsu WA480

Our Komatsu WA480 Loading Shovel is fitted with the latest EU Stage V engine & Komatsu SmartLoader Logic.

Komatsu WA480 Loading Shovel Features

  • EU Stage V engine
  • Large-capacity torque converter
  • Large multifunctional monitor & rear-view camera
  • Low-noise design & vibration levels
  • Superior dumping height and reach
  • Wide tread and long wheelbase

The WA480 shovel has superior dumping height & reach with high-efficiency buckets, a wide tread and long-wheelbase

Quick Specification

Engine Power224 kW / 300 HP @ 2.000 rpm
Operating Weight26.315 - 26.465 kg
Bucket Capacity4,8 - 5,3 m³

Komatsu WA480 Loading Shovel Hire at Ridgway offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is perfect for any moving, transport or loading job. Available machine attachments extend the machine’s versatility to waste handling or quarry applications.

  • Torque converter lock-up standard
  • Adjustable idle shutdown
  • New, air-suspended operator seat
  • Intelligent gas pedal
  • Wide core radiator with auto reverse fan
  • Factory fitted automatic lubrication system
  • Improved gull-wing type engine doors
  • Robust components with a long service life
  • Komatsu SmartLoader Logic

The WA480-8 has a new auto-digging mode, and along with Komatsu’s redesigned digging bucket, which further improves penetration and is easier to fill, operator comfort and productivity are increased and fuel consumption can be reduced.

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    Komatsu WA480 loading shovel hire specifications

    With its large-capacity torque converter, the completely redesigned Komatsu drive train offers optimum efficiency and an unparalleled rimpull-to-weight ratio to the new WA480-8. By delivering high rimpull at low speeds, it makes child’s play of heavy jobs like penetration of dense material such as aggregate. This means higher productivity in V-Shape loading, even in confined spaces.

    Komatsu SmartLoader Logic

    The WA480-8 provides Komatsu SmartLoader Logic, a fully automatic engine control system. Without interfering with normal operations, this technology acquires data from various sensors in the vehicle and delivers optimal engine torque for each work phase. It limits torque during less demanding operations and reduces fuel usage without decreasing production.


    New, fully air suspended operator station

    The wide spacious cab features a new, fully air-suspended operator seat that includes the side consoles mounted together with a high back, fully adjustable, standard heated seat for improved comfort. A seat ventilation is optionally available to maximise comfort.

    Rear view camera

    A standard fitment camera gives an exceptionally clear view of the rear work zone on the wide-screen colour monitor panel. The low profile camera is adjustable and integrated into the engine hood’s shape.


    We have several different loading shovels available to hire

    Komatsu WA430 • Komatsu WA470 • JCB 457 • JCB 437 • Hitachi ZW220


    We also offer our loading shovels on longer-term contract rental


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