Wacker Neuson has unveiled the ET16 compact tracked excavator designed to be especially suitable for excavation work in confined spaces, while retaining a generous cabin for the operator.
Replacing the 1404, the ET16 has a telescopic undercarriage that can be extended from 990mm to 1,300mm – allowing the operator to drive through narrow passages but also ensuring a high level of stability when the telescopic undercarriage is extended.
An operating weight of 1.5 tonnes also makes the new mini-excavator ideally suited for use on sensitive soils and ensures that a normal car trailer is sufficient to transport the machine.
The side elements of the dozer blade are also firmly connected to the plate, making installation or additional tools unnecessary.
A fuel-efficient three-cylinder diesel engine provides 13.2 KW of power and a second travelling speed of up to four kmph – allowing rapid switching between different working positions.
Coupled with a digging depth of about 2.24m and a maximum dump height of 2.5m this makes the mini-excavator a fast and flexible helper on the construction site.
In terms of its cabin size, the ET16 also comes with the largest for its weight class.
The full glazing of the cabin also ensures maximum security and allows a panoramic view of all workspaces. The two-part front windshield can be pushed completely under the cabin roof, for a more pleasant working environment under high temperatures.
Direct access to the engine compartment provides easy access to all service points for shorter maintenance and downtime.
Finally, standard auxiliary hydraulics allow a variety of attachments can easily be installed. This not only expands the range of application of the mini-excavator, but also increases its efficiency.