Six CTLs Offering Enhanced Cab Design and Service Accessibility
Wacker Neuson began manufacturing its locally designed, engineered and built line of compact track loaders in 2015, and it now offers six models to choose from. The Wacker Neuson brand is not new to the industry. The company has been manufacturing equipment for the construction and landscape markets for over 60 years in the United States and has a legacy of more than 160 years in Europe. This experience and knowledge of the construction industry’s demands on equipment allows the company to develop products that withstand any jobsite demand.
Wacker Neuson’s compact track loaders offer the latest enhanced cab design and service accessibility. The best-in-class daily maintenance accessibility starts with a cab that tips forward even when the loader arms are down. This provides complete and easy access to all maintenance components. The simple design and efficient layout means less time on daily service checks and more time on the job. The Kohler diesel engine features a maintenance-free, regeneration-free aftertreatment system, eliminating the impact of extreme heat or the need for filters. The engine also comes with a four-year/4,000-hour warranty.
The undercarriage offers an open design that makes it easy to clean. Drive motor technology from Rexroth provides high torque for maximum pushing power and efficiency and reduced noise (compared to planetary drives) for improved operator comfort. The simple design minimizes maintenance costs, and the drive lines leading to the drive motors are completely internal, so they’re protected from harm’s way.
The complete Wacker Neuson CTL line includes the ST28, ST31, ST35, ST45 and the more recently introduced 100-hp ST40 and ST50 that offer more tractive effort, faster high-speed travel, increased standard auxiliary flow and high flow for more lifting capacity and higher dump height.
Wacker Neuson’s compact track loaders offer a new era of comfort features, including strategically positioned joysticks that provide intuitive and comfortable operation. There are angled pedals and a foot bed, as well as conveniently located switches. There is a high visibility cab that provides an excellent view of the worksite, significantly reducing operator fatigue. Control options for operator preference include electric-hydraulic (EH) hand-foot and selectable EH (ISO and H-pattern).
Additional features include a 5.7-in. color display with expanded functionality that allows for a variety of customizable options and controls. The standard 40-gal (optional 50-gal) fuel tank means operators spend more time in the cab and less time refueling.
Advice to Buyers
“Compact track loaders allow operators to work in areas where skid steers do not perform well, such as soft wet ground,” says Adam Devins, product manager for skid steers, Wacker Neuson. “Therefore, buyers should look at machines that have an easy-to-clean design, are easy to maintain and are built to withstand rugged applications. Additional value-add options, such as an enclosed, HVAC-equipped cab, offer operators all-day comfort. Auto ride control, bucket leveling and review camera options improve performance and efficiency.”Tags: July August 2021 print issue, Spec Guide, Spec Guide 2021, Wacker Neuson