Press Release Summary:
With operating weight of 14,513 lb, 4-wheel drive Model WB142-5 is driven by 76 net horsepower diesel engine that is housed in heavy-duty, cast nose guard, which provides integral counterweight and front protection to engine. Tandem-gear-pump hydraulic system provides 37 gpm output for max speed, power, and control. Suspension seat provides comfortable fit for any size operator, while ROPS/FOPS canopy offers true dual-entry platform.
Original Press Release:
Komatsu America Corp. Announces Latest Backhoe Loader
Rolling Meadows, IL, March 27, 2007-Komatsu America Corp. announces the WB142-5 Backhoe Loader. The machine has an operating weight of 14,513 lbs and with a large loader bucket of 1.00 yd3 with bolt-on cutting edge, has the power, speed and operator comfort to be extremely productive in a highly competitive world.
"The WB142-5 is the fifth model in an outstanding line of backhoe loaders from Komatsu," said Jeff Aubrey, Product Manager Backhoe Loaders. "It's aimed at the cost-conscious buyer who wants a machine with lots of performance in a simple package. Owners looking for a solid backhoe loader that's economical, yet powerful enough to tackle a variety of tasks can turn to Komatsu's new WB142-5 that delivers on both counts. It's priced lower than our high-spec deluxe models; it's what we call an 'entry-level' backhoe loader, but it has many of the same design features of its big brother, the WB146-5."
Production in both loader and backhoe applications is driven by a Komatsu 76-net-horsepower diesel engine that's housed in a heavy-duty, cast nose guard, which provides integral counterweight and front protection to the engine. Standard four-wheel drive lets operators work on days when other machines are parked.
Unlike many units in its class, the WB142-5 features a high-output (37 gpm), tandem-gear-pump hydraulic system designed for maximum speed, power and control. It even has two settings for the loader and the backhoe, so the operator can choose between maximum performance and maximum fuel economy.
Roomy work station
Komatsu kept the operator in mind with the new WB142-5, which features a state-of-the art interior that's rugged, yet elegant. A suspension seat provides a comfortable fit for any size operator. The ROPS/FOPS canopy has a true dual-entry platform. Controls, switches and gauges are clustered to simplify operation and visibility.