Electric Power with Wacker Neuson

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Wacker-Neuson 803 Dual Power mini-excavator

On the stand of Wacker Neuson outside the exhibition halls of Intermat 2015, visitors have the opportunity to discover two innovative and ecological machines: the 803 Dual Power excavator and the WL20e electric wheel loader.

803 Dual Power excavator – 2015 Intermat Innovation gold winner

Two years ago, the company Wacker Neuson launched the ECO label for its products with efficiency and environmentally friendly standards.  One of these ECO products has just convince the jury of Intermat Innovation Awards this year: this is the 803 Dual Power mini-excavator which won the gold medal in the “Construction Equipment” category.

For the mini excavator 803 with an operating weight of less than one tonne, the German company has developed an alternative drive system that is unique in its kind. The mini excavator is originally equipped with a 3-cylinder diesel engine from Yanmar. In the Dual Power Version, an electro-hydraulic unit can be connected separately to the excavator, which then can take this as a trailer behind it. The electro-hydraulic unit HPU8 allows you to turn off the engine, but electrically to provide the excavator and to work as emission-free. This cleaner and more efficient method is especially suitable for working inside of buildings. When used outside, the operator can easily opt for the standard diesel mode.

Dual-Power Wacker Neuson

The compact excavator and its electro-hydraulic unit © Wacker Neuson

 

The advantage of this concept is the flexible use of the machine which can be adapted to the specificities of work sites. The fact that the electro-hydraulic unit is connected externally and separately, weight and size of the machine with dual operation remain the same compared to the classical model and have no adverse effects on their work or driving behavior. Moreover, with the externalization of the electric hydraulic unit, operating weight and dimensions of the excavator does not change and do not affect its performance.

WL20e – 100% electric wheel loader

WL20e Electric Wheel Loader

WL20e Electric Wheel Loader

 

The second ECO highlight that visitors can discover at Wacker Neuson stand at Intermat is the WL20e electric wheel loader with a bucket capacity of 0.2 cubic meters. The wheel loader is equipped with two electric motors, one for the drive and one for the hydraulics. Thus, the wheel loader delivers an optimum performance and remains equal to the one of the “standard” version while allowing working with zero emissions and lower noise levels.

Thanks to its powerful battery, the fully-charged WKL20e can work up to 5 hours autonomously and wireless. This model is the world’s first 100% electric loader, but it will not be the last for sure…

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