5 October 2015, 11:34
The zero emission series from Wacker Neuson with the green "e".
The emission-free product innovations from Wacker Neuson stand for exceptional operator and environmental protection without sacrifice in performance. The zero emission series comprises two battery-operated vibratory rammers, the dual power-excavator, an electric wheel loader and a track dumper. Wacker Neuson takes another step towards the future with this series by offering its customers an opportunity to execute numerous work steps entirely emissions free.
"Wacker Neuson is proving itself a leader in innovation in this segment, with its series of emission-free products. No other manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of electrically-powered construction machines and equipment," says Martin Lehner, chief technical officer of Wacker Neuson SE. "The demand for low-emission and emission-free machines is growing and, in light of positive feedback, we are working on further solutions in this area."
Particularly in trench applications and inside buildings, the AS30e and AS50e battery-powered rammers can fully display their strengths. Emission-free work is not only spares the operator, but also expands the vibratory rammer's range of application. The smaller AS30e model is a special rammer for compacting pipe gussets. The AS50e battery-powered vibratory rammer is used for all traditional rammer work. The battery, which can be used independently of the model, can be removed without tools so the operator can exchange the discharged battery for a charged battery in a few simple steps. Because of the zero emissions, both models easily stand up to strict requirements, e.g. for urban construction areas or working in trenches. Low operating costs are an additional advantage, since the typical maintenance jobs of conventional rammers, for example maintenance work on the carburetor, do not come up with the battery-powered rammer. By operating with electricity, around 55 percent of running costs can also be saved.
The DT10e track dumper with electric drive is always the right choice when no exhaust emissions should be generated while transporting materials. Construction companies use the dumper with a maximum payload of 1,000 kilograms, for example, for material transport during demolition work indoors. Due to its compact dimensions, with a width of just 80 centimeters, the track dumper DT10e fits through every standard door. Three electric motors are built into the DT10e dumper. Two motors drive the tracks and the third electric motor is used for the work hydraulics. When it comes to power and stability, the electrically driven dumper is in no way inferior to the DT10 diesel-powered model. The gradeability with a loaded bucket is 20 degrees or, as the case may be, 36 percent. The dumper features two powerful battery packs (LiFePO4) for up to eight-hour work assignments, and an integrated battery charger, ensuring the machine remains very operator-friendly.
With the dual power option, the 803 mini-excavator from Wacker Neuson can — in addition to the standard diesel engine — be connected to the HPU8 external electro-hydraulic power unit. The generator allows the excavator to be operated electrically and completely emission-free. The ease-of-handling is particularly relevant for end users. For example, if the excavator is required for demolition, reconstruction or repair work or interior restorations, the operator can drive it in conventional mode to the site of operation. Two openings are recessed in the excavator's dozer blade in which the HPU8 power unit can be secured for transport. In this way, the operator brings along the power unit via this transport support. Once on site, the operator simply connects the external power unit to the excavator's undercarriage. Thus the swing radius over 360 degrees also remains unrestricted in electrical operation, which means full freedom of movement in application.
Contractors who opt for the compact battery-operated WL20e wheel loader do not have to make any compromises with regard to performance, but can also profit from the advantage of zero emissions. Two electric motors, one for the drive system and one for the work hydraulics, ensure that the performance features match those of the conventional machine. Zero-emissions pays, for example, in greenhouses, during building renovations or in inside parking lots; with a height of 2.19 meters and a width of only one meter, these spaces are not a problem for the compact wheel loaders. Once the battery is fully charged, the WL20e wheel loader is ready to take on a work assignment under full load of up to five hours — enough time for typical applications, such as loading and transporting goods over short distances. A lead-acid battery is used that is time-tested and proven in the industrial sector.