• Engine

    ModelKomatsu SAA6D125E-7*
    TypeWater-cooled, 4-cycle
    AspirationTurbo-charged, after-cooled, cooled EGR
    Number of cylinders6
    Bore x stroke125 mm x 150 mm
    Piston displacement11.04 ltr
    Horsepower, Gross - SAE J1995224 kW / 300 HP
    Horsepower, Net - ISO 9249 / SAE J1349223 kW / 299 HP
    Rated RPM2000
    Fan drive method for radiator coolingHydraulic
    Emissions certificationEPA Tier 3
    Fuel systemDirect injection
    Lubrication system:
    MethodGear pump, force-lubrication
    FilterFull-flow type
    Air cleanerDry type with double elements and dust evacuator, plus dust indicator
  • Transmission

    Torque converter 3-elements, 1-stage, 2-phase
    Transmission Automatic, full-powershift, countershaft type
    Travel speed Forward Reverse
    1st gear 7.3 km/h 7.5 km/h
    2nd gear 12.7 km/h
    (13.3 km/h )
    13.1 km/h
    (13.8 km/h)
    3rd gear 22.2 km/h
    (23.8 km/h)
    22.9 km/h
    (24.5 km/h)
    4th gear 35.4 km/h
    (38.5 km/h )
    36.6 km/h
    (39.0 km/h)
    *P-mode Measured with 26.5-R25 tyres ( ): Lock-up clutch ON
  • 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, incorporating brake cooling system
    Parking brakeWet disc brake
    Secondary brakeParking brake is commonly used
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hydraulics

    Steering System:

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

    34.3 MPa 350 kgf/cm2

    Hydraulic Cylinders:
    Type Double-acting, piston type
    Number of boom cylinders—bore x stroke  
    Lift cylinder 2- 140 mm x 881 mm
    Bucket cylinder 1- 180 mm x 572 mm
    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 6.4 sec
    Dump 1.9 sec
    Lower (empty) 3.8 sec
  • Service Refill Capacities

    Cooling system81 ltr
    Fuel tank380 ltr
    Engine38 ltr
    Hydraulic system173 ltr
    Axle front59 ltr
    Axle rear59 ltr
    Torque converter and transmission65 ltr
    DEF tank36 ltr
  • Tyres

    Standard tyres26.5-25-20PR(L-4)
  • Weights

    Operating weight25,960 kg

WA480-8 Wheel Loaders

With bucket capacities ranging from 4.6-6.8 cu m, Komatsu’s WA480-8 delivers performance, durability and fuel economy. 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
  • 25,960 kg
  • 5.5 m³

A powerful Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine

Provides a net output of 223 kW 299 HP with up to 20% improved fuel consumption.* This engine is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified.

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