Wacker Neuson launches new-generation WL60 and WL70 wheel loaders


The two largest wheel loaders from Wacker Neuson – the WL60 and WL70 – with operating weights of six and seven tons are now available with new engines and additional options. They thus meet the current exhaust emission standards, offer customers even more comfort for efficient and fatigue-free work and increase productivity.

Both wheel loaders WL60 and WL70 with bucket volumes of 1.0 m³ and 1.1m³ manage even difficult applications, thanks to their sturdy and powerful load arm design – with the highest lifting height in their class.

Three new Perkins engines are now available to choose from for the wheel loaders: the 55kW version corresponds to exhaust standard Stage IIIB; the 75kW and 90kW versions correspond to emission standard level IV. While the known DPF technology is used with the 55kW versions, the exhaust aftertreatment with a diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC) is realized with the two large engine versions in combination with an SCR catalytic converter (selective catalytic reduction). The urea solution, also called diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), is injected after the DOC, mixed with the exhaust fumes and reacts in the SCR catalytic converter. A current and extremely efficient engine technology is thus used.

Both wheel loaders have a high level of stability thanks to the optimal weight distribution. An improved braking effect is achieved by the use of a braking system with disk brakes. This provides increased safety while operating the machine, which especially pays off in the urban sector.

A 3.5in color display with more functions and clearly arranged control lights makes work easier for the operator. The ‘jog dial’ press-push button also provides added comfort; once the flow rate of the hydraulic oil has been set for a certain attachment once, this can easily be recalled time and again when necessary at the push of a button.

The oil quantity setting is particularly advantageous when the machine is driving a hydraulic attachment that does not need the full hydraulic performance of the machine, such as a sweeper for example. The operator can thus work with the machine and attachment very sensitively and in a resource-conserving way.

Thanks to the wide variety of hydraulic options, the two wheel loaders are real equipment carriers and can thus be used very economically. The most powerful high flow system in this wheel loader class pays off when attachments are used that require an increased hydraulic output. This makes it possible to easily operate a snow plow or asphalt milling unit for example.

Wacker Neuson offers 12 articulated wheel loaders with bucket capacities from 0.2m³ to 1.1m³ and an operating weight of between 2 tons and 7 tons, including the wheel loader WL20e. It has an electric drive for emission-free work.

June 2, 2017

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