Wacker Neuson puts zero emission machines centre stage

WACKER Neuson expanded its zero emission portfolio at bauma 2022.

The manufacturer unveiled what it describes as the first reversible battery-powered plate with direct drive: APU3050e. The vibratory plate with a working width of 50cm and a centrifugal force of 30 kilonewtons is said to be notable for its ‘excellent manoeuvrability’ and is also suitable for use in narrow trenches thanks to its low overall height.

A feature is the DireX direct drive. The vibratory plate does not require any V-belts. As a result, Wacker Neuson said there are no transmission and friction losses.

Also on display was the RD28e electric roller with an operating weight of just under 2.8t and a drum width of 120cm. The roller is powered by a lithium-ion battery that provides up to 3.5 hours of operating time.

Making its debut at bauma was Battery One, a standardised battery system that focuses on CO2-free and sustainable use of construction equipment. The battery can be used in all battery-powered equipment from Wacker Neuson, but can also be used in equipment from other manufacturers.

“With our zero emission portfolio, an entire inner-city construction site can now be operated with no local emissions,” said Alexander Greschner, chief sales officer at the Wacker Neuson Group. “The next step for us is to offer the entire ecosystem for our customers: from charging infrastructure, services, financing offers and different usage models to a life cycle view of the battery.”

Wacker Neuson also debuted its first electric telehandler, the TH412e. Its compact design enables it to work in confined spaces and the model features a Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors the lithium-ion battery, increases its efficiency and safety, and rules out deep discharge.

Elsewhere, the WL20e e-wheel loader has been in series production since 2015 and was presented at bauma in its third generation with a ‘powerful’ lithium-ion battery. In the future, customers will have the option of choosing between three battery variants.