KOMATSU WA 500 wheel loader
'Limited edition ConExpo 2008'
Manufacturer: FIRST GEAR
Here is the AWESOME First Gear KOMATSU WA 500 wheel loader, you can
get an idea of this machines size by comparing it to thta man beside it
Side view: ladders, handrails, large rubber tires
Front view: large smooth edged bucket, work lights
Side/rear view: upper handrails,back mirrior, crisp paint
Rear view: large detailed raditor fan, backup lights
View of the opposite side
This model was only available at the ConExpo 2008 show and made in a
very limited number of only 200. Each of the 200 have the number
and shows name nicely painted on the inside of the bucket
The cab is incredibly detailed with mirriors, knobs, levers, air vents, etc.
The outside of the cab is just as detailed with antannae's mirriors, lightss,
handrails, and a windshield wiper
Hydraulic lines run to the hydraulic cylinders
Hydraulic articulated steering
The bucket is very veristle and can: tilt back...
...raise real high...
...and fully dump
This is a GREAT model and First Gear has once again liven up to their
reputation. The detail is phenomenal all around the model from the
radiator fan on the back to the fine painted rivits on the front. It's
great how the boom raises high and isn't limited on other good
models such as the CAT 950H... This is an awesome model
and I highly suggest it to any collector
The WA 500 even clears the HM 400 ADT with ease
Pic of the Komatsu loader filling up a back street truck
Shot of the Komatsu WA 500 just leaving the Komatsu dealership
Here's a pic of the WA500 scooping up a large bucket full of rock
to load into the awaiting crusher