For the first time, Wacker Neuson is bringing a line of compact track excavators to the North American market. According to Wacker, the compact excavators offer extremely long lifebecause of their heavy-duty design. The units range from the 1.4-ton, 24.3-horsepower Model 1404 to the large 8-ton, 69.5-horsepower Model 8003, with digging depths from 7 feet 4 inches to 14 feet 1 inch. And the larger compact excavators, such as the Model 8003, feature a tilting operator's platform, which provides convenient service access. Estimated list price: $29,000 to $95,000.