With a whole new chassis, powertrain and operator cabin, Komatsu’s brand-new WX07 7-tonne LHD (load haul dump loader) has been designed from the ground up to provide a standout experience and environment for underground hard rock mining operators.
Compared to competitors in its size class, the WX07 is 15% faster on a grade and delivers up to 10% more breakout force, making it up to 14% more productive. Engineered for small and narrow vein mines, this machine offers a combination of Z-link kinematics, a reinforced boom and efficient bucket design that enables excellent penetration into the pile for fast bucket filling. The WX07 is engineered to keep minerals loading with a 243-L fuel tank for longer operational cycles between refuelings.
The WX07’s operator cabin is built for visibility and ergonomics, including ample headroom for ease of entry and exit. A design that makes vital maintenance components accessible from ground level means that crews can perform service and repairs without the need to climb or use a ladder to get to key areas.
In addition to the new WX07, Komatsu’s popular Joy 4LD has been redesigned, renamed the WX04 and rebranded as a Komatsu product. A 4-tonne LHD built for challenging narrow vein applications, the WX04’s 190-liter fuel tank offers 31 percent more capacity than its closest competitor, based on published data. The WX04 also offers 20% more breakout force than any machine in its size class.
“We’re excited to add the WX07 and WX04 to our LHD lineup, which now has a capacity that spans from 3-22 tons,” says Bill Maki, Product Manager for Komatsu’s LHDs. “No matter what class of LHD your operation needs, Komatsu offers a choice of machines to consistently haul your ore efficiently and effectively.”
Note: All claims based on comparison to competitors’ machines in the same size class. Data for comparative claims derived from statistics published by competitors.