Wacker Neuson launches new mini-excavator


German OEM Wacker Neuson has announced the launch of the ET16, a new tracked mini-excavator that will replace its 1404 model this autumn.

The machine features a telescopic undercarriage, which can be extended from 990mm to 1,300mm. The lower setting allows access to narrow passages, while the higher level ensures stability. An operating weight of 1.5 tons makes the new mini-excavator ideally suited for use on sensitive soils as it can easily be controlled there.

Due to its low transport weight of 1,400-1,600kg, a normal car trailer is sufficient to transport the ET16. The side elements of the dozer blade are firmly connected to the plate, making installation or additional tools unnecessary.

The ET16 can reach difficult to access spots without problems, and is therefore particularly suitable for work indoors, the inner-city area or for landscaping – simply for all those places where working in confined spaces is often necessary.

The ET16 has one of the largest cabins in its weight class. Ergonomic and high quality design provide the operator with maximum leg and headroom. The full glazing of the cabin ensures maximum security and allows a panoramic view of all workspaces. The two-part front windshield can be pushed completely under the cabin roof, which provides a pleasant working environment during high temperatures.

A powerful and fuel-efficient 3-cylinder diesel engine (13.2 kW) and a second traveling speed of up to 4 km/h allow quick switching between different working positions and make the mini-excavator a fast and flexible helper on the construction site – thanks also to its digging depth of approximately 2.240mm and a maximum dump height of 2,500mm.

Direct access to the engine compartment provides easy and quick access to all relevant service points and allows for shorter maintenance and downtimes. Thanks to the standard auxiliary hydraulics, a variety of attachments can easily be installed. This not only expands the range of application of the mini-excavator, but also increases its efficiency.

October 7, 2016

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