Just in time for bauma, Wacker Neuson presented a whole bouquet of innovations in the excavators segment. The new models work very economically with a simultaneously higher performance and therefore do very well in terms of economic and profitable work.
Last year, the first four excavator models were presented. Now the series between 6 and 10 tons of operating weight is complete with a zero tail model without overhang (EZ80), two tracked excavators (ET65 and ET90) and two wheeled excavators (EW65 and EW100). The EZ80 is the latest model of this series that is setting standards for precise and efficient work with features such as the Load Sensing hydraulic system for a simple and precise operation, a revised machine and cabin design for an ideal all-around visibility of the entire working area as well as very high digging forces.
A good all-around visibility as well as a view of the track and attachment on both sides is indispensable for safe operation and quick working in the construction site sector. Due to the lateral offset of the boom as well as the strongly forward rounded valve hood, the new excavators meet these requirements perfectly.
A higher bucket torque and the enlarging of the bucket's angle of rotation to 200 degrees make the ET65 and ET90 the best in their class in terms of excavation performance. The result? More economical work. The load sensing system ensures that the work speed of all movements always remains constant and - as the name suggests - independent of the load with the load-independent flow control (LUDV), even if multiple movements are performed simultaneously. Unique in the 6 ton class: the optionally available articulated boom for more flexibility, extra reach, digging depth and dumping height.
Up to five auxiliary control circuits are available with the new models: the fast, continuous setting of the individual circuits takes place via a "jog dial," an operating concept that is known from the automotive industry. Individual storage as well as settings of attachments can therefore be performed without any problems, even during operation.
With the EZ53, a zero tail excavator with about 5.2 tons of operating weight, Wacker Neuson presents the successor to the 50Z3. Despite its size, it can achieve an optimal excavation performance even in difficult to reach places, such as against house walls, because at no point does the rear of the EZ53 project over its undercarriage. Optionally outfitted with the Vertical Digging System (VDS), the revolving superstructure of the EZ53 can be continuously tilted up to 15 degrees. This allows for vertical digging, even on sloped surfaces, and makes the machine even more flexible. The latest technologies ensure reduced fuel consumption with a simultaneous increase in engine and hydraulic performance. The turbo diesel engine with an output of 36 kW as well as improved digging performance provide for higher materials handling.
Thanks to the tiltable cabin and the side engine hood, the EZ53 provides convenient service access. Up to five auxiliary control circuits with a separate pressure-free return line make it possible to use a variety of attachments.
The new mini-excavator ET16 with an operating weight of 1.5 tons, which will replace the 1404 in the fall of 2016, scores with new characteristics: In the future, it will be offered with a second driving speed and a redesigned cabin interior, which offers spacious legroom and headroom. Due to its telescoping travel gear, which can be extended from 990-1,300 mm, the mini-excavator is ideal for narrow passages and at the same time can exhibit a high level of stability with extended telescopic travel gear.
Maintaining an overview – always and everywhere
When is the next maintenance due? Where are the fleet's machines located? How many hours are they used per day? These are questions that are of crucial importance for fleet managers – and that can be answered quickly thanks to the Wacker Neuson telematics system. Using GPS/GSM, the system automatically records the operating times of the machines, provides information about movement, the operating condition or the location. This makes it possible to monitor the machine in real time – around the clock and at any site of application. All necessary information can be accessed by smartphone or computer. The user or owner is informed about an upcoming maintenance by text message or an e-mail.
The Wacker Neuson telematics is available for all excavator models or as a retrofit kit.