Wacker Neuson’s two new compact excavators boast operator comfort, stability, power and serviceability
Wacker Neuson has added two new compact excavators that the company says are built for operator comfort, stability, power and serviceability. The 3.6-ton EZ36, and 2.6-ton EZ26 compact excavators both feature a minimal tail swing design and are versatile for a variety of applications.
According to Wacker Neuson, the 3.6-ton-class excavator is one of the most popular sizes in the market. The company has focused on features and benefits that would stand out in the crowded field. The EZ36 combines the technology and operator comfort of a larger machine in a powerful, yet economical package. Wacker Neuson says that it has best-in-class dig depth (11 feet 6 inches) and reach (18 feet 6 inches). The EZ36 is highly productive with excellent maneuverability and stability on a minimal-swing machine.
The user-friendly operating concept and comfortable cab starts with the ergonomic joystick, jog dial, keypad and 3.5-inch display all within easy reach and view. The large cab offers plenty of head and legroom, adjustable seat and armrests, ample storage compartments, mobile phone cradle and USB port. The ISO/SAE control pattern changeover switch is conveniently located in the cab, allowing operators to select their preferred pattern quickly.
The air conditioning system keeps the operator cool all day and a unique four position adjustable windshield is ideal for ventilation and jobsite communication. The dual flange roller system on the undercarriage improves lateral stability while digging and loading, and reduces noise and vibration while travelling.
The EZ36 combines the 24.5-hp Yanmar engine with a load-sensing hydraulic system to optimize a powerful machine in the under-25-horsepower class. Add the optional power angle dozer blade with float function and the EZ36 is a productive excavator on the jobsite.
Wacker Neuson understands the importance of serviceability. All the daily service checks are easy to see and reach with removable covers and a large hood. The tilting cab and removable ROPS make routine maintenance more convenient and less time consuming.
The EZ26 also offers a modern design, comfortable cab with wide entry, ergonomic controls and quick, cost-saving maintenance access. The 2.6-ton unit is ideal for working in tight spaces. It's easy to transport with eight tie-downs, six on the track and two on the dozer blade. Powered by a 20.4-hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, the EZ26 has a dig depth of 9 feet and maximum reach of 15 feet 5 inches.
Both the EZ36 and EZ26 are available with Wacker Neuson's exclusive Vertical Digging System (VDS). VDS enables progressive tilting of the superstructure by up to 15 degrees to compensate for slopes, saving up to 25 percent on material and time costs.