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Wacker Neuson Expands Product Line With New Wheeled Excavators

Wed August 10, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Wacker Neuson launched two new compact wheeled excavators to the North American market — the 7 ton (6.5 t), model 6503, and the 10.5 ton (9.5 t), model 9503.

“The major benefit of the 6503 and 9503 is the mobility, saving time and money,” according to Jay Baudhuin, compact product manager of Wacker Neuson. “Our wheeled excavators are the ultimate urban excavator. They are a great alternative to reduce the time and cost associated with needing a truck and trailer to transport track excavators to and from the job site. When working within approximately a 25 mile radius, it makes more sense to drive the wheeled excavator then trailer it.”

The 6503 can travel at speeds up to 19 mph (30.5 km) and with its compact size is ideal for roadside applications such as ditch work. The 6503 is powered by a 58.7 hp (43.7 kW) Yanmar diesel engine and provides a maximum digging depth of 12 ft. 7 in. (3.8 m). This unit is one of the strongest machines in its weight class and actually performs more like a machine in the next size weight class, according to the manufacturer.

Wacker Neuson’s new 9503 is the largest excavator in the company’s growing North American fleet. This wheeled excavator can travel up to 25 mph (40 kmh) and is ideal for mobile applications where travel is required while using an attachment, such as moving Jersey barriers along roadside construction. The 9503 is powered by a 101.8 hp (75.8 kW) Deutz diesel engine and provides a maximum digging depth of 13 ft. (4 m).

Both of Wacker Neuson’s new wheeled excavators feature spacious cabs with simple controls for easy and comfortable operation. Service also is made convenient with a tiltable cab, large covers and overall easy access components.

“Wacker Neuson’s wheeled excavators are job site proven in Europe and are an excellent addition to our seven compact track excavators,” said Baudhuin. “The compact size, speed and mobility make them the ideal machine for a variety of applications that require the excavator to move around the job site or to and from the job site in municipal areas.”

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