February 5, 2008
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsinâ€¦WACKER, a leading manufacturer of light construction equipment, is introducing a new line of compact equipment to the US market. The introduction of the new line represents a major expansion of product offerings to the landscape, rental and construction contractor markets for the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based company. According to Jay Baudhuin, compact class product manager, “This new line of high quality compact class equipment will extend our reach in markets we already serve and allow us to grow additional business with new customers in other areas”.
The WACKER compact class will include a wide range of compact equipment including wheel loaders, excavators and dumpers. The new line of wheel loaders includes four articulated units and two all-wheel-steer machines with standard bucket capacities of 0.26 to 1.1 cubic yard. Each unit is compact in size but big on power, performance, maneuverability, operator comfort and safety. The new wheel loaders will also have a complete line of attachment tools available for added versatility on the jobsite.
A broad lineup of five new compact excavators with a wide array of available attachments will also be introduced. The new excavators will range in size from 1.4 to 8 metric tons and feature models that include everything from a mini-sized unit to units with high output powerful engines as well as zero tail-swing models for great performance in even the tightest confines. Independent boom swing, increased flow hydraulic systems, rubber tracks, dozer blades and a control pattern selection are standard on all models. According to Baudhuin, “Our excavators are new to the WACKER line but have been performance-proven in tough conditions both here and in Europe”.
New dumpers will round out the line with three new machines with payload capacities of 2,205 to 13,228 lbs. Baudhuin looks at the new dumper line with high expectations, “Articulated dumpers are becoming the bulk material-mover of choice here in the US, and with a range of power and payload options, these new units will prove to be popular with the landscape, rental and contractor markets as well as others”.
Baudhuin believes that WACKER”s new line of compact equipment will be embraced by WACKER”s customer base. “We now have new machines that will lift, load, move, dig, plow, haul and more. It”s a natural progression for our company”s goals to have the WACKER brand involved in as much of the construction process as possible. And we plan on introducing additional compact equipment to complement the line in the future.â€
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, agriculture, utility, and homeowner markets. For more information please visit www.wackerneuson.com.