Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin¦WACKER, a leading manufacturer of light construction equipment is introducing a new line of six compact wheel loaders to the US market. The lineup includes four articulated units and two all-wheel-steer models to offer customers one of the most complete lines of compact wheel loaders available anywhere. These new machines are designed to deliver professional performance and some are being positioned as excellent alternatives to skid loaders in the landscape, rental and contractor markets.
According to Jay Baudhuin, compact class product manager, “The new WACKER compact wheel loaders can perform the same tasks as a higher powered skid loader but deliver up to 30% in fuel savings. They are also faster on the jobsite and should have higher resale values at trade-in time too. Add to this the wide range of attachment tools we”re offering and you really do have a machine that can match the versatility of a skid loader and save a decent amount of money on the jobsite”.
Included in the new line is the WL 18, a unit with an operating weight of 1.8 metric-tons that boasts enough power to safely lift 1,640 pounds at full articulation with a standard bucket capacity of 0.26 cubic yards. Featuring a ROPS or canopy work platform it can travel at speeds up to 9.5 mph and is powered by a 3-cylinder Perkins diesel engine that delivers 25 horsepower at 2800 rpms. “The size of this machine makes it extremely maneuverable on tight jobsites”, says Baudhuin.
Also included in the new line is the WL 25, with a 2.5 metric ton operating weight that features a fully articulated tipping capacity of over 2,950 pounds when using the standard 0.46 cubic yard bucket. The WL 25 features a cab-sheltered work platform, and its articulated steering delivers unmatched maneuverability with plenty of power from its 4-cylinder Perkins diesel that puts out 33 horsepower at 2800 rpms.
The 3.0 metric-ton member of the line is the WL 30 compact wheel loader with a straight load capacity of 4,437 pounds and a fully articulated tipping capacity of 3,647 pounds when using a standard 0.59 cubic yard bucket. It is powered by a 4-cylinder, 48 horsepower Perkins diesel. As with all four of our compact articulated wheel loaders, the new WL30 features a side-tilting operator™s platform that provides easy access to the engine and other components.
The new model WL 50 rounds out the new articulated line of compact wheel loaders from WACKER. This 5.0 metric ton machine is the most powerful in the articulated line with a straight load capacity of 6,870 pounds and fully articulated tipping capacity of 5,608 pounds using a standard 1.0 cubic yard bucket. Power comes from a 4-cylinder, 75 horsepower Deutz diesel engine.
All-wheel-steer compact wheel loaders can add a new dimension to what can be done at the jobsite and WACKER is introducing two new models. The 280 is a 3.2 metric-ton machine that is powered by a 49 horsepower Yanmar diesel engine. It is a super compact unit that will perform a myriad of tasks on tight jobsites. The 280 offers a consistent 4,409 pounds tipping capacity when using the standard 0.85 cubic yard bucket. According to Baudhuin, “These all-wheel-steer machines give new meaning to jobsite versatility and maneuverability and the 280 can get into the tightest spots with the performance of a larger machine”.
WACKER”s new 850 all-wheel-steer compact wheel loader is the most powerful in the line. It boasts 4.5 metric-tons with a high output 66 horsepower Deutz diesel engine. The 850 all wheel steer compact wheel loader will offer 7,055 pounds of tipping capacity even at full turn with a 1.1 cubic yard standard bucket. “This is the machine you”ll want when you”re looking for superior break-out force”, says Baudhuin. It has the power and capacity to do the heavy lifting without sacrificing maneuverability”.
Baudhuin thinks the new line will offer compact class customers a real choice when it comes to compact wheel loaders. “We have assembled a line of what is probably the best of all worlds when it comes to compact wheel loaders”, he said. And it shows our customers that we are truly dedicated to bringing the WACKER brand into all facets of construction”.
Wacker Construction Equipment AG (Munich, Germany) and Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG (Linz, Austria) have merged forming a major global manufacturer of light and compact equipment. As a result of this merger, the USA subsidiary, Wacker Corporation will now offer a line of compact equipment as well as continue to support and expand its complete line of light and climate control equipment designed for the construction, landscape, agricultural, utility, and homeowner markets. For more information visit please http://www.wackerneuson.com/.