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Wacker Neuson introduces two tracked mini excavators

New ET42 and zero tail EZ50 models offer operator comfort, high break-out forces and performance in hot conditions

New ET42 and zero tail EZ50 models offer operator comfort, high break-out forces and performance in hot conditions

Comact and mini equipment specialist, Wacker Neuson, has announced two new tracked excavators in the 4t and 5t class, which combine compact dimensions with a comfortable operator environment and high performance in hot conditions.

The company said the new ET42 and EZ50 – the Z stands for zero tail or with no rear overhang – expand its portfolio, which now ranges from 800kg to 15t excavators, to include two powerful machines that are suitable for a wide variety of applications.

“In designing the new mini-excavators, it was important to us to develop compact machines that are easy to handle, impressive in their performance and in keeping with the latest technological developments,” said Stefan Bogner, managing director of Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, the research and development centre of expertise for excavators within the Wacker Neuson Group.

“Both excavators offer the perfect mixture of time-tested and proven characteristics, innovative features and the highest comfort and safety standards to our customers. All of that can be applied flexibly and thus particularly economically – a real boost for every construction site.”

The manufacturer said in a statement that with the tracked conventional tail excavator ET42 and the tracked zero-tail excavator EZ50, it is offering machines that customers can deploy for demanding tasks. The wide-opening covers on the two machines make access to all service points easier, which results in less downtime and thus cost savings while the generously dimensioned radiators and efficient hydraulic systems make it possible to use the excavators for applications with very high ambient temperatures (+45 degrees Celsius) without suffering a loss of performance.

Both excavators have high lifting and digging power for quick work cycles and three-point kinematics for more break-out force, insertion depth and dumping height, improving their efficiency even on hard or rocky ground. An innovative hydraulic system the company calls “Load Sensing Flow Sharing” ensures precise control and high performance efficiency, with the machine adjusting automatically to the load and the joystick movement remaining constant for the operator at all times, making working with the excavator comfortable for operators. Four additional control circuits allow the use of a variety of attachments.

The cab of the excavators is designed so that the operator has optimal view of all sides, especially of the right-hand track and the attachment. “The operator should feel good in the cab and be able to get his bearings quickly and easily. For this reason, we placed great value on intuitive operation and the greatest possible overview,” said Bogner.

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