Wacker Neuson Vertical Digging System Provides Improved Safety and Productivity

Displayed at bauma 2016, Wacker Neuson's Vertical Digging System compensates for slopes up to 27% to enable operators to work comfortably and efficiently.

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Added productivity and operating comfort, especially when working on slopes, are major benefits of the Vertical Digging System, which has already been time-tested and proven for decades, and is used and loved by customers worldwide.

Excavators are usually used where the ground conditions are particularly impassable and uneven: When working on slopes and hillsides, along walls, on curbs or directly next to house walls. During all of this work, man and machine often are working in an inclined position, which is a challenge for both parties. The economic efficiency of an excavator can quickly drop when performing excavation work on uneven ground conditions, since the excavation does not take place vertically and is dependent on the required excavated material. Working in an inclined seating position when performing the work is also no treat for the operator, because the operator often spends many hours in this uncomfortable and non-ergonomic sitting position.

The Vertical Digging System (VDS) from Wacker Neuson offers a simple solution for these challenges. It makes it possible to continuously tilt the revolving superstructure by up to 15 degrees at the push of a button from inside the cabin. Slopes of up to 27% can therefore be effectively compensated for. Customers benefit from a sophisticated, safe and sturdy technology that has already been time-tested and proven thousands of times in everyday construction site work and also offers major advantages for the operator: The operator sits in a comfortable upright machine. The back and spine are noticeably relieved and operators are much more concentrated during the working hours

Thanks to VDS, the productivity and effectiveness are measurably increased during excavation work. In this way, material and time savings of up to 25% can be demonstrably achieved when excavating and backfilling. Another advantage: Special attachments, such as the auger, can also work vertically, even on an inclined surface. When using an excavator directly next to walls, the danger of damaging them is reduced to a minimum.

Companies who already have experience with VDS no longer want to go without the benefits of this technology. Wacker Neuson offers the system for many of its tracked excavator models.