Wacker Neuson

Wheel Loaders for Snow Removal

When it comes to snow removal, the job can call for removing a light dusting off a sidewalk or moving heavy snow from parking lots and roadways. Wacker Neuson offers wheel loaders for both applications.

Confined Areas. Wacker Neuson’s WL 30 articulated wheel loader is designed to fit 48-inch-wide sidewalks. Its low-profile design even allows it to fit under sidewalk canopies. Wacker says this versatile machine is popular with contractors whose core jobs include malls, commercial parking lots, university campuses, hospitals, apartment complexes and municipal sites. The universal skid steer attachment plate makes it easy to switch between blower, broom or pusher. Add an optional salt spreader to plow and salt in one pass.

Wide-Open Areas. For larger jobs, contractors can turn to Wacker Neuson’s WL 37. This 3.7-metric-ton model features high-flow auxiliary hydraulics for enhanced attachment performance. With the optional 33 gpm/20 mph high-flow, high-speed package, the WL 37 can easily operate high-flow attachments such as high-performance snowthrowers and other attachments. The WL 37 has the pushing power and traction, plus the universal skid steer attachment plate, to easily manage a variety of attachments including box blades.

Why wheel loaders for snow removal?

Excellent 360° visibility is essential during snow removal, especially in populated areas and parking lots. Productivity-minded snow removal contractors are also concerned about operator comfort. Wacker Neuson wheel loaders offer a spacious heated cab, adjustable seat and ergonomic controls for longer, safer operation. Also, since snow removal often takes place during nighttime hours or low-light conditions, six working lights and a rotating beacon further improve visibility for safer working conditions.

According to Wacker, wheel loaders are also more cost-effective to operate compared to skid steers. Owner/operators can see up to 30% savings in fuel costs and up to 75% tire savings. Plus, wheel loaders also have an overall longer working life, Wacker research suggests.

Wheel loaders can also be transferred from snow removal machines to summertime work horses. Wacker's WL 37 offers a straight load capacity of 5,926 pounds and fully articulated tipping capacity of 4,912 pounds using a standard 0.78-cubic-yard-bucket. Using forks, this unit can move 3,000-pound pallets. Power comes from a 4-cylinder, 77.8-hp turbo-charged Deutz diesel engine, which performs equally well in high altitude.

Besides snow removal, the WL 30 is ideal for landscape, general construction and agricultural applications. The four-wheel drive with articulated steering provides for excellent maneuverability in tight spots. The WL 30 offers a straight load capacity of 4,438 pounds and articulated tipping capacity of 3,649 pounds using a standard 0.59-cubic-yard bucket. This unit is powered by a 48-hp Perkins engine diesel engine.

Additionally, Wacker Neuson’s versatile wheel loader line is available in a variety of sizes and options. Matched with the right attachments, these premium tool carriers are a perfect fit for any job, the company assures.

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