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Wacker Neuson Offers New Articulated Wheel Loader

Wed May 04, 2011 - National Edition
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Wacker Neuson’s model WL 37 articulated wheel loader offers high flow auxiliary hydraulics for enhanced attachment performance
Wacker Neuson’s model WL 37 articulated wheel loader offers high flow auxiliary hydraulics for enhanced attachment performance

Wacker Neuson’s model WL 37 articulated wheel loader offers high flow auxiliary hydraulics for enhanced attachment performance. This 4 ton (3.7 t) unit offers a straight load capacity of 5,926 lbs. (2,688 kg) and fully articulated tipping capacity of 4,912 lbs. (2,228 kg) using a standard 0.78 cu. yd. (.6 cu m) bucket. Power comes from a 4-cylinder, 77.8 hp (58 kW) turbo charged Deutz diesel engine.

Performance

The WL 37 is available with 17-gpm (64 L) auxiliary hydraulics or a true high flow option of 33-gpm (125 L). This high flow option allows the unit to operate high flow attachments such as cold planers, snow blowers, etc.

Maneuverability

The articulated WL 37 offers maneuverability and handling especially in tight working conditions. The built-in articulated joint reacts to uneven ground and ensures that all four wheels remain on the ground at all times, providing for extremely stable operation, according to the manufacturer.

Operator Comfort

The spacious operator station offers many creature comforts for easy operation and improved productivity. The 360-degree visibility provides an enhanced view of the immediate working area and the attachments. The multifunctional single lever control is conveniently arranged next to the driver’s seat for easy operation. A tilting steering wheel, cushioned and adjustable driver’s seat, large, wide-opening doors, heated and air conditioned cabin and working lights all contribute to the comfort.

Operating Efficiency

Wacker Neuson’s WL 37 offers a 100 percent on-demand differential lock that provides the operator with traction in slippery wet conditions or when driving into a pile of material. When disengaged for normal driving tire wear is reduced. The WL 37 is engineered to ensure high payloads to provide better break out force and lifting capabilities. The hydrostatic drive together with the combined brake-inch pedal provides maximum operating hydraulics power. This enables the WL 37 to maneuver with extreme safety and precision even with high loads. The skid steer quick-hitch and standard auxiliary hydraulics allow for efficient changing from one accessory to another, according to the manufacturer.

Easy to Service

The large engine cover and compartment allows for easy access to daily maintenance and service points. The driver’s cabin can be tipped to the side for optimum accessibility to the hydraulic system, electrical system and articulated cylinder.

According to Jay Baudhuin, compact equipment product manager, “The Wacker Neuson compact wheel loaders can perform the same tasks as a higher powered skid loader but deliver up to 30 percent in fuel savings. They also are faster on the job site. Add to this the wide range of attachment tools we offer and you really do have a machine that can match the versatility of a skid loader and save a decent amount of money on the job site.”