Wacker Neuson dual-view truck at Hillhead

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Wacker Neuson presented its dual-view trucks to visitors at Hillhead this year. An all-electric zero tail excavator, the EZ17e, and an electric wheel dumper, the DW15e, were also exhibited at the event which was held in Buxton in the UK last week.

“We are very satisfied with the outcome of Hillhead exhibition, meeting professionals and having valuable conversations with experts within our industry. For us, Hillhead is the best opportunity to show visitors and customers our new products and let them experience the uniqueness and high quality of our machines,” said Richard Harrison, managing director of Wacker Neuson UK.

The new dual-view trucks with 6-10ton payloads allow the operator to conveniently and quickly change the seat position through a 180° rotation of the entire seat operating console. This always gives the operator a perfect view in the direction of travel – during transport, loading and unloading. The rotation is easily accomplished from the operator’s seat using a single handle to unlock the seat console and then rotate the complete console.

In order to keep the environment around the skip in view, a rear-view camera is installed as standard in a well-protected frame. An optional front-view camera completes the perfect view. Both cameras as well as the display meet the highest protection class rating IP69 (dustproof and protection against water ingression during steam jet cleaning), making them ideal for the harsh conditions on the construction site.

When compared to conventional dumpers, the dual-view technology exceeds ISO 5006:2017 by 90%. This gives the operator an unrivalled view of the site which in turn makes the site safer in operation.

Zero-emission vehicles
The fully electric EZ17e, powered by lithium-ion batteries, performs and handles like a diesel-powered model, has zero overhang, and is suitable for environments where emissions and noise have to be kept to a minimum.

The DW15e comes with all-wheel drive and 1.5 tons payload and is equipped with its own electric motor for the travel drive and for the working hydraulics, in order to reduce power consumption as required.

When the machine brakes or goes downhill, the energy is fed back into the battery. This is therefore not converted into heat as usual, but used to charge the battery. The maintenance-free battery is supplied with an integrated charger that can be plugged into a conventional socket.

Like all other zero emission machines, the DW15e has the same dimensions and performance parameters as its conventional relative, the 1501.

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