Posted December 8, 2015

Wacker Neuson Rolls Out Five New Excavators

As part of a series of new product introductions, Wacker Neuson recently announced adding five new compact excavators to the company's line. The ET65, ET90 and ET145 are tracked models weighing 6.5 tons, 9.0 tons and 14 tons, respectively. Two new wheeled models, the EW65 and EW100 are 7 and 10 ton machines.

Wacker-Neuson_EW65_WheeledExcavator“All of the machines are Tier 4 Final and a new, ground-up design,” said Marcus Auerbach, Wasker Neuson director of market development. The two smaller tracked units are heavier and stronger, yet with a smaller footprint, he said. 

The ET65 has 11,398 pounds of force and a maximum digging depth of 13-feet, 9-inches with the long dipper stick and is powered by a 48-hp Tier 4 Final, turbo-charged Perkins engine. The ET90 has a 73.8-horsepower Tier 4 Final, turbo-charged Deutz engine, breakout force of 15,829 pounds and a maximum digging depth of 15-feet, 2-inches with a long dipperstick. They offer a 30 percent improvement in performance with about a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption.  

Significant design went into moving the dipper arm to the right, reorganizing internal components to allow a sloped hood, greatly improving visibility to the corners of the machine. A new three-point linkage on the bucket also enhances productivity.

The ET145, available in early 2016. It's powered by a 75-hp turbo charged Perkins Tier 4 Final. It’s the company’s “biggest, most productive compact” machine, Auerbach said, designed like a compact excavator with rubber tracks, a dozer blade for backfilling, grading and stability. It has a 127-degree boom swing so you can still work along walls and trenches.

Wheeled excavators are a fast-growing market segement for the company and the new models are smaller than those typically seen in North America. Targeted for applications that require versatile machines in a crowded urban setting, the company says the new models can travel at up to 25 mph to get from job to job on city streets. Crews eliminate the need for a truck and trailer to haul the machine. 

Outriggers on these new models move to the front and back, rather than to the side, adding to its tight-quarters capability. 

The EW65, is powered by a 48.5-horsepower Perkins Tier 4 Final, a breakout force of 12,152 lbs. with the new 3-point linkage system. The EW 100 uses a 117-hp Perkins Tier 4 interim, has a new all-wheel-steer system to produce a 13-foot turning radius.  It will dig down to 14 feet. and reach out to 24 feet. Find more information here