Skid Steers Backed by the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Warranty
Wacker Neuson has been manufacturing skid steers at the company’s Menomonee Falls, Wis., facility since 2015. In the past five years, the company has continued to expand its skid steer line and offers many unique features and benefits to the market. But don’t be fooled by the “new kid on the block” status. Wacker Neuson has been manufacturing equipment for the construction industry for over 60 years in the United States and has developed many products that have become global jobsite mainstays.
In 2017, Wacker Neuson introduced a new line of medium-frame skid steers. In 2019, the company has continued to enhance the line with the launch of the Series II large frame line loaders featuring the latest in cab design and service accessibility. As the big brother to the medium-frame line, these machines offer dealers and contractors parts commonality and proven jobsite performance.
Wacker Neuson says its new large frame loaders stand out in a crowded field for their best-in-class daily maintenance service access. The cab fully tips forward with the loader arms down, providing complete access to all maintenance components. These machines are engineered to be user-friendly with a simple, open design and efficient layout that requires less time on daily service checks and more time on the job.
All Wacker Neuson skid steers are backed by the industry’s most comprehensive warranty: the unique 3-4-5-year warranty. The package includes a three-year full warranty, four-year powertrain and hydraulics and five-year electrical system coverage that provides peace of mind and assurance that these machines are designed and built to last.
The medium-frame models include the SW16, SW17, SW20 and SW21. The Series II large frame models include the SW24 and SW28. The newest model to join the Wacker Neuson skid steer line is the 100-hp SW32 with a rated operating capacity of 3,200 lbs. This new model provides more working power to achieve faster cycle times when pushing or digging heavy materials. It also provides the needed power when operating high demanding hydraulic attachments such as forestry mulchers. Wacker Neuson’s Series II skid steers also usher in a new era of comfort features including repositioned joysticks that promote intuitive and comfortable operation. The high-visibility cab includes angled pedals and a foot bed, as well as conveniently located switches that significantly reduce operator fatigue. Access in and out is easy with a wide door and step, plus there is no restrictive lap bar. Control options for any operator include mechanical hand-foot, electric-hydraulic (EH) hand-foot and selectable EH (ISO and H-pattern). This ensures operators with varying experience can efficiently operate the machines with ease.
Wacker Neuson says contractors will find its skid steers offer class-leading hinge pin height on the vertical-lift machines, and their large 40-gal fuel tanks give operators more time in the cab and less time refueling.
Advice to Buyers
“Know the applications you plan to use the skid steer in so you can make better buying decisions about options like solid tires or two-speed,” says Nathan Ryan, Wacker Neuson’s global product manager for skid steers and compact track loaders. “If you are on the fence about certain options, look for manufacturers that provide dealer installed options. Finally, don’t overlook serviceability and warranty when making a purchasing decision. Both can lower your total cost of ownership and vary widely among manufacturers.”
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Tags: 2019 Spec Guide- Skid Steers, July/August 2019 Print Issue, Wacker Neuson