Komatsu WA200-8 Loader, KCM 70Z7 Wheel Loader, Manitou MRT2470 Telehandler
KCM 70Z7 Wheel Loader

Manufacturers of heavy equipment frequently release new models to keep up with rapidly evolving needs of the construction and extraction industries, as well as various other fields. BigRentz aims to keep its customers on the cutting edge of what’s new in equipment through the monthly Equipment Spotlight. In August, featured equipment includes the KCM 7027 wheel loader, the Komatsu WA200-8 loader, and the Manitou MRT2470 rotating telehandler.

KCM 70Z7 Wheel Loader

KCM’s newest wheel loader is a much-anticipated improvement of its previous models. The latest edition of the KCM 70Z7 boasts an engine that is compliant with Tier 4 Final standards. In addition, the loader packs 173HP while still only allowing for minimal emissions. The unit has a 5-speed automatic transmission with an auto-idle shut-down. This feature prevents costly wasted operation hours. According to KCM, the 70Z7 is extremely versatile and can be utilized in functions ranging from agriculture, utility placement and heavy-duty lifting. Other notable features of the KCM 70Z7 include:

  • Bucket capacity of 3.7 to 5.75 cubic yards
  • Greater oil-change intervals (500 hours for oil/4000 hours for hydraulic oil)
  • Rollover protection for control on the most rugged of terrain
  • Cab features: LCD instrument deck, telescoping steering column, and rearview cameras
  • KCM Global e-Service; provides remote equipment performance metrics

Komatsu WA200-8 Loader

Komatsu WA200-8 Loader

Another environmentally-conscious loader, the Komatsu WA200-8 focuses on improvements in fuel efficiency as well as comfort and ease of use for the operator. Komatsu’s most recent release includes a 4.46 liter Tier 4 engine with 126HP. Fuel consumption in the WA200-8 is 4% lower than comparable models from other manufacturers. The easy to use coupler on the unit makes switching between attachments quick and practical. Due to this functionality, the WA200-8 can efficiently move pallets and other materials or dig. More great components on Komatsu’s new model include:

  • Auto-idle shut off
  • Variable traction control
  • Komatsu S-mode: Enables reduced wheel spin. This mode allows for operation in otherwise hazardous, slippery conditions such as ice or snow
  • Cab upgrades: Heated seat with reduced vibration design, AUX port, 12-volt ports, LCD monitor (7 inches) and second monitor dedicated to rear view display
  • Easy tracking of DEF levels
  • Guaranteed Komtrax Data

Manitou MRT2470 Rotating Telehandler

Manitou MRT2470 Telehandler

Manitou’s MT2470 rotating telehandler was released alongside the MRT3050. As it is highly attachment-compatible, the MT2470 can be used for material handling or as an aerial work space. Available attachment for the lift includes jibs and platforms. The MT2470 has a lift height of 81 ft and a relatively compact frame. Also, the model has a lift capacity of 15,000 lbs, giving it the highest lift capacity of any available rotating telehandler. Besides improved precision and performance, Manitou’s telehandler also packs:

  • A Mercedes OM934 Tier 4 Final Engine with 176HP
  • Integrated hydraulic and electrical lines, with hydraulic lines on the exterior of the unit for easier maintenance
  • Innovative outrigger system. The MT2470’s outriggers are the longest on the market at 20.5 ft
  • Cab Improvements: Superior in-cab visibility and new, more efficient HVAC system