North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

FEB 2017

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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38 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | FEBRUARY 2017 P I P E L I N E P R O D U C T E X P O JOHN DEERE 844K-III, 844K-III AGGREGATE HANDLER WHEEL LOADER KOMATSU AMERICA CORP. WA270-8 WHEEL LOADER In December, the John Deere wheel loader family welcomed the addition of the 844K Series-III and 844K Series-III Aggregate Handler configuration. The workhorse machines offer customers increased uptime and the ability to sell more material more efficiently to improve their bottom lines. The new wheel loaders offer a 13.5-liter John Deere PowerTech Final Tier 4 diesel engine that delivers exceptional power at 380 hp for the 844K-III and 401 hp for the Aggregate Handler configuration. The models are equipped with a standard five- speed transmission with torque-converter lockup in gears 2-5. The Aggregate Handler configuration is purpose built for two- pass loading with increased power, larger tilt cylinders, higher hydraulic pressure and increased counterweighting to handle bigger material-handling buckets (9.3 cu yds/9.8 cu yds), reduce fill time in processed aggregates and ultimately conserve fuel in applications. Komatsu America Corp.'s new WA270-8 wheel loader is equipped with a 6.69-liter, 149-hp EPA Tier 4 Final-certified SAA6D107E-3 engine. This addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort The WA270-8's parallel-lift linkage, with auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, can be used in virtually any application from pallet handling to hard digging. Fuel consumption is lower by up to three percent in V-cycle loading and two percent in load-and-carry applications. The WA270-8 and every other Komatsu Tier 4 Final construction-sized machine, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2,000 hours, whichever comes first. Komatsu CARE includes limited scheduled factory maintenance, a 50-point inspection at each service and two complimentary The new models retain everything the industry values about the K-Series, including the Quad-Cool System with reversing fan, which provides wide-open access to both sides of the coolers for easy cleanout. The John Deere exclusive integrated tire monitoring reports pressures and temperatures clearly on the monitor and remotely through JDLink Ultimate to help reduce tire wear and replacement cost. For more information, visit Komatsu diesel particulate filter (DPF) exchange in the first five years. With select labor, fluids and filters covered by Komatsu over this period, Komatsu CARE lowers ownership costs, raises resale value and improves equipment uptime and availability. For more information, visit

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