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New 4-ton excavator from Wacker Neuson offers features from larger machines and high visibility

A Wacker Neuson mini crawler excavator on the job site
A Wacker Neuson ET 42 crawler excavator

Wacker Neuson has released the ET42 4.2-ton crawler excavator in North America. The ET42 was designed with voice-of-customer research to assure that the performance and features offered meet the operator's demands. 

One of the main outcomes of the ET42 voice-of-customer research was the request to improve visibility for the operator. As a result, Wacker Neuson revised the low profile hood design and expanded the side window glass, allowing the operator to see the front of both tracks. This, combined with the large windows and the offset boom, provides a complete view of the boom and attachment, as well as the working area.

Wacker Neuson's ET42 offers the same three-point bucket linkage that can be found on the company's larger models. This unique kinematic linkage system offers a 200-degree angle of rotation that combines excellent breakout force with a greater range of motion. This linkage also provides greater vertical digging depth, which can be especially helpful when excavating next to walls, and can rotate the bucket further to keep the load more secure in it before dumping. 

Productivity boosting options include a hydraulic quick connect system, which allows an attachment to be changed in seconds without having to leave the cab, and a diverter valve on the auxiliary hydraulic line, allowing operators to switch between thumb and another attachment such as a hydraulic breaker without disconnecting the hoses. The ET42 is designed for digging in confined areas such as utility and landscape applications.

The dual flange rollers in the ET42 undercarriage improves stability when digging and provide a smoother ride with less vibration. Eight large tie-down lugs make securing the ET42 for transportation quick and easy and the cab features standard air-conditioning. The unit also includes a cell phone charger and holder, air-cushioned seat and adjustable arm rest. The floor is ergonomically designed so the operator's feet rest at a comfortable angle. The controls are all conveniently located, including an electronic ISO/SAE changeover switch right within the operator's reach. Additionally, the 3.5-inch color display provides all the information the operator needs in a clear, easy-to-read display.  

The ET42 is available in cab or canopy models.

Company info

N92 W15000 Anthony Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI
US, 53051-1504


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