Wacker Neuson’s newest all-wheel-steer (AWS) wheel loaders include the conventional-boom 8085 and the telescopic-boom 8085T. The 8085 weighs in at 10,472 pounds, has a tipping load of 8,047 pounds, and a bucket-hinge-pin height of 10 feet 10 inches. The 8085T, weighing 12,236 pounds, has a tipping load of 6,435 pounds and an extended-reach height to the hinge pin of 15 feet 5 inches.
The new models are available with a standard travel speed of 12.4 mph and with a 19- gpm-flow auxiliary-hydraulic system, making them suitable for use on a variety of job sites with most standard attachments, says Wacker Neuson. With the optional high speed/high flow system, travel speed increases to 25 mph and auxiliary-hydraulic flow to 30 gpm, ideal for operating high-performance attachments, such as blowers, brooms and mowers, says the company. The high-flow edition has standard a manual travel speed and manual throttle control to more efficiently operate hydraulic attachments.
The 8085 and 8085T also offer three steering modes that are electronically synchronized. (Previously, AWS units were constantly in the AWS mode.) Operators can use a dashboard switch to choose the two-wheel mode for faster forward travel speed, the ASW mode for travel over rough terrain, and the crab-steer mode for moving the machine diagonally for precise placement in tight spaces. The machine automatically synchronizes to the desired steering mode.
Adding to overall versatility, says Wacker Neuson, is the hydraulically operated universal attachment plate, which enables the operator to change attachments without leaving the operator’s station. In addition, says the company, the universal plate allows owners to use existing skid-steer attachments.
The 8085 and 8085T feature a long wheelbase for smooth driving and easy handling, says Wacker Neuson, and the center of gravity is located in the center of the machine and counterweights located far behind the rear axle allow for increased stability. The AWS design, says the company, provides a constant center of gravity in the middle of the machine for stability and allows a constant payload, regardless whether the machine is traveling straight or turning.
The deluxe cab features air-ride seats, premium HVAC system and large glass areas.
The 8085 and 8085T are powered by a Tier 4 Final, 74-horsepower Deutz diesel engine with a maintenance-free diesel oxidation catalyst.