Wacker Neuson intros ET16: Mini excavator, large cab

Updated Oct 11, 2016

Small enough to maneuver into hard-to-reach areas of a jobsite while boasting what the company says is the largest cab in its size class, Wacker Neuson will be introducing the new ET16 compact excavator in early 2017.

The new machine will replace the 1404 model and is powered by a 18-horsepower, 3-cylinder engine. Designed for navigating the narrow passages of urban and indoor construction work, the E16 features a telescopic undercarriage that can be extended from 39 inches to 51 inches.

With an operating weight of 1.5 tons, Wacker Neuson says the ET16 can be used on sensitive soils. The machine has a digging depth of about 88 inches and a maximum dump height of 98 inches.

The fully-glazed cab offers plenty of head and legroom and a wide view of the jobsite. It features a two-piece front windshield that can be pushed completely under the roof of the cab.