September 28, 2010
Wacker has introduced four, articulated, compact wheel loaders (WL 18, WL 25, WL 30 and WL 50). These new loaders range in horsepower from 25 to 75, in operating weight from 1.8 to 5.0 metric tons (approximately 4,000 to 11,000 pounds), and in standard bucket capacity from 0.26 to 1.0 cubic yard. The WL 18 uses a three-cylinder Perkins diesel engine, the WL 25 and WL 30 use a four-cylinder Perkins, and the WL 50 is fitted with a four-cylinder Deutz. Also in Wacker’s new wheel-loader range are two all-wheel-steer models, the 280 and 850. The 280, with an operating weight of 3.2 metric tons (7,055 pounds), uses a 49-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine and is equipped with a standard 0.85 cubic yard bucket. The 850 is a 4.5-metric ton (9,921-pound) machine with a Deutz diesel engine rated at 66 horsepower and uses a standard 1.1-cubic yard standard bucket. All of these four-wheel-drive loaders are hydrostatically driven.