Wacker Neuson is a leading manufacturer of compact construction machines. The brand has been operating on the market since 1848 – then under the name “Wacker”. Its main values are: competence, enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and flexibility. For Wacker Neuson customers, this means finding new solutions as well as quality and continuous optimization. In our article, we will, of course, focus on topics that are close to us, as new Wacker Neuson excavators – the ET42 and EZ50 models – have appeared on the market.
By introducing new models to the market, Wacker Neuson has significantly expanded its portfolio. Currently, it includes excavators in the weight range from 800 kg to 15 tons. The first of the new models is in the 4-ton class, the EZ50 in the 5-ton class.
“When designing the new mini excavators, it was important for us to develop compact machines that are easy to operate, efficient and state-of-the-art. Thanks to these two excavators, our customers have at their disposal a perfect combination of proven properties, innovative functions and the highest standards of comfort and safety, which can be used flexibly and thus economically – this is a real enhancement to any construction site” – this is what Stefan Bogner, president of Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, says about the new mini excavators.
Wacker Neuson Excavators: ET42 i EZ50
The new Wacker Neuson excavators are a combination of high power, compact dimensions and comfortable work. A strong drive guarantees the possibility of using the machines in particularly demanding conditions. Thanks to the wide-opening covers, the operator has easy access to all service points. Excavators can work freely in high temperatures, thanks to the large size of the coolers and the efficient hydraulic system.
Both models have high lifting and digging forces. This ensures fast cycle times as well as the 3-point kinematics for not only greater breakout force, but also dig depth and dumping height.
“Load Sensing Flow Sharing” is a hydraulic system that ensures precise control and high efficiency. Thanks to an innovative system, the excavator automatically adjusts to the weight (the joystick movement remains constant). The new models are also equipped with an auto-stop function. It turns off the engine automatically after a long period of inactivity. As a result, the excavator’s work is much more efficient.
Both models also feature AWS – “Active Working Signal”. It guarantees the safety of people in the working environment of the excavator. The red LED strip lights up as soon as the excavator is ready for operation. It is useful information for everyone on the construction site. In addition, the excavators have a rear camera with a 7-inch display, which significantly increases safety.
The new Wacker Neuson excavators have compact dimensions. Therefore, they are ideal for narrow construction sites. The Zero Tail EZ50 model is particularly suitable for work on walls, on street edges or in other confined places. The piston rod cover in the cylinders of the lifting arms is made of flexible plastic, which protects them against damage.
Cabins on both models are exceptionally spacious – the operator has excellent all-round visibility. The excavators, on the other hand, are very easy to operate using joysticks, Jog-Dial, 3.5-inch display and keyboard. This allows, among others for determining and assigning the hydraulic oil flow individually for each attachment.
* Source text: e-maszbud.pl, e-gazeta o maszynach budowlanych, nr 9 2020
** Source of photos: https://www.wackerneuson.pl/pl/home/