• Engine

    ModelKomatsu SAA6D125E-5
    TypeFour-cycle, water-cooled, direct injection
    AspirationTurbo-charged, after-cooled, cooled EGR
    Number of cylinders6
    Bore x stroke125 mm x 150 mm
    Displacement11.04 ltr
    Horsepower, Gross - SAE J1995224 kW / 300 HP
    Horsepower, Net - ISO 9249 / SAE J1349223 kW / 299 HP
    Rated RPM2000
    Fan drive methodHydraulic
    Emissions certificationEPA Tier 3
  • Operation / Application

    Bucket capacity SAE3.8 - 6.1 m3
    Standard bucket capacity SAE5.0 m3
    Bucket descriptionGeneral purpose bucket
    Bucket width3170 mm
    Dump clearance at 45° dump angle3205 mm
    Dump reach at 45° dump angle1410 mm
    Static tipping load, straight21,010 kg
    Static tipping load, full turn17,975 kg
    Breakout force 212 kN 21,600 kgf
  • Axles and Final Drives

    Drive systemFour-wheel drive
    FrontFixed, semi-floating
    RearCentre-pin support, semi-floating, 26° total oscillation
    Reduction gearSpiral bevel gear
    Differential gearConventional type
    Final reduction gearPlanetary gear, single reduction 
  • Brakes

    Service brakesHydraulically actuated, wet disc brakes actuate on four wheels
    Parking brakeWet disc brake
    Secondary brakeParking brake is commonly used
  • Hydraulic System

    Steering System:

    Hydraulic pump Piston pump
    Capacity (at rated rpm) 195 ltr/min
    Relief valve setting

    24.5 MPa

    250 kgf/cm2

    Hydraulic Cylinders:
    Type Double-acting, piston type
    Number of cylinders 2
    Bore x stroke 90 mm x 441 mm



    Loader Control:

    Hydraulic pump Piston pump
    Capacity 260 ltr/min
    Relief valve setting

    34.3 MPa

    350 kgf/cm2

    Hydraulic Cylinders:
    Type Double-acting, piston type
    Number of boom cylinders 2
    Boom cylinder, bore x stroke 140 mm x 881 mm
    Number of bucket cylinders 1
    Bucket cylinder, bore x stroke 180 mm x 572 mm
    Control valve 2-spool type
    Control Positions:
    Boom Raise, hold, lower, and float
    Bucket Tilt-back, hold, and dump
    Hydraulic Cycle Time: (rated load in bucket)
    Raise 6.1 sec
    Dump 1.9 sec
    Lower (empty) 3.8 sec
  • Service Refill Capacities

    Cooling system61 ltr
    Fuel tank413 ltr
    Engine38 ltr
    Hydraulic system173 ltr
    Axle front59 ltr
    Axle rear59 ltr
    Torque converter and transmission65 ltr
  • Steering System

    TypeArticulated type, fully hydraulic power steering
    Steering angle35° each direction (40° to max end stop)
    Minimum turning radius at centre of outside tyre6630 mm
  • Transmission

    Torque converter Three-elements, single-stage, single-phase
    Transmission Automatic, full-powershift, countershaft type
    Travel speed Forward Reverse
    1st gear 7.7 km/h 7.9 km/h
    2nd gear 13.1 km/h 13.5 km/h
    3rd gear 22.9 km/h 23.6 km/h
    4th gear 36.3 km/h 37.4 km/h
    Measured with 26.5-25 tyres
  • Tyres

    Standard tyres26.5-25-20PR tubeless
  • Weights

    Operating weight24,870 - 25,405 kg

WA480-6 Wheel Loaders

With bucket capacities ranging from 3.8-6.1 cu m, Komatsu’s WA480-6 has a solid reputation across sales loading, logging, waste and mulch handling applications. As with all our wheel loaders, key components are designed and manufactured by Komatsu to work together in an integrated package. And it comes standard with our Komtrax remote monitoring and location system, backed by our Australia-wide service and support network.

  • 223 kW / 299 HP
  • 25,780 kg
  • 5.0 m³

Current Offers

High Productivity and Low Fuel Consumption

An electronic heavy duty common rail fuel injection system provides optimum combustion of fuel. The system also provides fast throttle response to match the machine's powerful tractive effort and fast hydraulic response.

Large-Capacity Torque Converter

Newly designed drive train has a large-capacity torque converter for optimal efficiency. The WA480-6 has plenty of acceleration and it can achieve high travel speeds, even on grades. This significantly assists productivity and also delivers great value for load-and-carry operations.

Easy Maintenance

The operator can open and close each gull-wing type engine side door easily with the assistance of a gas spring to perform daily service checks from the ground.

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