Wacker’s walk-behind saws place the engine forward on the unit, directly over the cutting area. This design better distributes the majority of the machine’s weight, allowing it to pull the saw forward with less effort and providing straighter, more stable and faster cuts. The protective frame is made from high strength steel that protects the engine and provides overall machine stability, again contributing to straighter cuts.
A long-life poly V-belt provides direct power transmission from the engine to the cutting shaft. Because the belt will last longer and experience less wear, Wacker’s saws will keep running at top performance for an extended period. Double-sealed bearings keep concrete and dust out reducing maintenance and prolonging the life of the bearings, according to the manufacturer.
Other features include a vibration damping ergonomic handle system that makes individual adjustments to the handle width and height possible, allowing for optimum operator comfort and control of the unit. The central lifting point is integrated into the protective cage, plus the foldable guide handles make transporting the machine easier.
Wacker’s new 2007 walk behind saw line will include three standard and two self-propelled models. The standard models are available in 14- and 18-in. (35.5 and 45.7 cm) blade guard diameters, and are equipped with either a 9-hp (6.7 kW) Honda or Wacker engine. The self-propelled models are available in 18- and 20-in. (45.7 and 50.8 cm) blade guard diameters and are powered by Honda engines. Optional accessories for all models include a 34-qt. (32 L) water tank and brake system.