February 5, 2008
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsinâ€¦WACKER, a leading manufacturer of light construction equipment, is introducing a line of five new compact track excavators to the US market. The introduction marks a major expansion in 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 compact track excavators offer state-of-the-art technology and are proven performers on job sites all over the world. And with the wide variety of choices in sizes and capacities, we feel we have one of the most complete compact excavator lines available anywhere”.
The new WACKER line of compact excavators includes:
The 1404 is a mini excavator that will deliver big machine performance in tight spaces. The WACKER 1404 is a 1.4-ton machine with a maximum digging depth of 7™4â€, features a comfortable work platform with great visibility and a canopy compliant with FOPS, TOPS and ROPS regulations. Two models are available with a choice of short or long dippersticks. Other features include an economical Yanmar 3-cylinder 24.3 horsepower diesel engine and a telescopic undercarriage that provides superior lifting power and stability. Standard equipment includes rubber track, dozer blade, boom-mounted working light and a control pattern selection system.
The WACKER 3503 is an excellent mid-range machine. The 3503 is a 3.5-ton unit with a maximum digging depth of 10″ 7″ that features one of the smoothest and most powerful hydraulic systems available. Canopy or full cab work platforms offer both comfort and visibility with choice of short or longer dippersticks. Powered by an economical Yanmar 4-cylinder
48 horsepower diesel engine the 3503 is the most powerful unit in its class creating excellent breakout force and stability. Rubber tracks, dozer blades, boom-mounted working lights and the control pattern selection system are standard.
The WACKER 38Z3 is a 3.5-ton unit that features true zero tail swing with a tail that stays within the tracks for greater visibility and performance in tight work areas. It features a tilting cab for superior serviceability. Powered by an economical Yanmar 3-cylinder, 36.8 horsepower engine and a maximum digging depth of 10™2â€, the 38Z3 is the perfect mid-range zero tail swing machine for top performance and economical operation. Available with comfortable ergonomically designed canopy or full cab work platforms with short or long dippersticks. Air conditioning is standard on cab models. All units include rubber tracks, dozer blades, boom-mounted working lights and a control pattern selection system.
The WACKER 50Z3 is a 5.0-ton machine that features true zero tail swing with a tail that stays within the tracks for greater visibility and safer operation. Engine and cab are separated keeping heat and noise out of the cab for more operator comfort and productivity. Powered by an economical Yanmar 4-cylinder, 48 horsepower diesel engine and a maximum digging depth of 11™6â€ the 50Z3 is the perfect machine for bigger digging jobs. Available with canopy or full cab work stations, the 50Z3 features the biggest cab in its class and air conditioning is standard on full cab versions. All units include rubber tracks, dozer blades, boom-mounted working lights and a control pattern selection system.
The Wacker 8003 short tail swing compact excavator is the largest and most powerful in the WACKER lineup. An 8.0-ton machine powered by an economical Yanmar 4-cylinder, 69.5 horsepower diesel engine and is available as a canopy or full cab work platform with air conditioning. The 8003 has a maximum digging depth of 14″1â€. Standard features include high output hydraulics, rubber tracks, dozer blades, boom-mounted working lights and a control pattern selection system.
A full line of attachment tools are available for all new compact excavators in the new WACKER line.
WACKER”s new lineup of compact class equipment also includes six new compact wheel loaders and three new dumpers. Future plans include additional compact equipment introductions to compliment the line. According to Baudhuin, “Our new offering of compact class equipment to new and existing customers illustrates our dedication to building the Wacker brand in all facets of the construction jobsite. From what we”ve seen so far, we”re excited and confident that this expansion into another area of the construction market will be very successful”.
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 www.wackerneuson.com.