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Komatsu wa250

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Ne1, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Does anyone run Komatsu loaders? Looking for feedback/ advice. I would also consider a John Deere 544k series as there's good dealer support for both units in my area.
     
  2. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    you gave up on the 244j?
     
  3. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    No, I'm still looking for a 244j. Can't seem to find that one that is remotely close to me under $70 grand. I've been renting a larger loader for the past few winters and decided this may be the time to buy a used one.
     
  4. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    trust me I understand! Keep asking questions, I'm sure others know a lot etc. This is the time of year to buy....August slipping away fast
     
  5. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Exactly, need to secure equipment now. Not sure about your area but used equipment around here is tough to find right now.
     
  6. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I own a WA 250-1 Komatsu loader with a cummins engine and really like it . Not all the fancy electronics like the newer ones but easier to fix if needed. 4 speed transmission is fast and can plow in 3rd with 12 foot box.:nod:
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I ran a 2008 WA 250 Komatsu screening gravel and it was a nice machine. I've never ran a John Deere K series so, I can't compare the two. You can't beat a CAT loader IMO.
     
  8. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I agree about the Cat but there pricey.
     
  9. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Just curious , Did you buy a Komatsu or John Deere ?