Wacker Neuson ET58 Excavator

April 3, 2023
The 5.8-ton ET58 Wacker Neuson excavator is a conventional tail unit

The 5.8-ton ET58 Wacker Neuson excavator is a conventional tail unit that digs to 13 feet 2 inches.

Powered by a 44.8-horsepower Perkins engine, the Wacker Neuson ET58 has a bucket breakout force of 6,474 pounds.

It has a standard quick coupler. The diverter valve on the auxiliary hydraulic line allows the operator to switch between an optional thumb and another attachment, such as a hydraulic breaker, without disconnecting the hoses.

The ET58 also features a load-sensing hydraulic system that regulates the flow rate according to demand, providing consistent and precise control regardless of the load. The machine adjusts to the load and the joystick movements are always kept the same for the operator.

The three-point bucket linkage system offers a 200-degree angle of rotation, which increases the vertical dig depth.

From where the operator sits, the boom is offset, and there is a lower-side glass window and sloped hood that allow the operator to see the front of both tracks. Further enhancing visibility are the large windows and the lighting package that includes LED chassis and work lights. An Active Working Signal (AWS) consists of a red LED strip running across the engine hood that lights up when the joystick is engaged. This signals to bystanders nearby that the excavator is ready for operation and can move at any time.

The cab features a padded seat, ergonomic grips, and a floor designed to keep the operator’s feet at a comfortable angle. The joystick and jog dial are conveniently located and include an electronic ISO/SAE changeover switch within the operator’s reach.

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