Wacker Neuson has released its first utility track loader, the SM100. The stand-on machine is designed for landscaping projects, light site work, grading, auguring and general material handling, with wide tracks to reduce ground disturbance. With a width of 35.5 inches, the machine is able to fit through doorways, gates and other tight spaces.
The SM100 is powered by a 24.7 hp Yanmar diesel engine. It offers a 1,000 pound rated operating capacity at 35 percent with a tipping load of 2,857 pounds. The radial lift path provides vertical lift performance with a hinge pin height of 85.7 inches for dumping into high-sided trucks and has the reach for loading into truck beds. The undercarriage with triple flanged rollers reduces wear and de-tracking, maintenance and total cost of ownership. The common industry attachment interface expands the use of available machine attachments.
The step-up and go concept makes operating the SM100 easy and comfortable. The large, spring-suspended operator platform with ergonomic padding offers comfort and stability for the driver. An operator presence system prevents accidental movement of the lift arm and travel functions when the operator steps off the platform. The overall design with a sloped hood offers enhanced visibility. The fine-tuned, forward-angled joysticks position the operator's hands in a neutral position, reducing fatigue.
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