Are compact wheel dumpers replacing smaller trucks on construction sites?

Wacker Neuson DW50

The Wacker Neuson DW50 supplements the series of large wheel dumpers with hydrostatic all-wheel drive and ECO mode, which comes with good off-road capability and traction.

German compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson maintains that compact wheel dumpers are replacing smaller trucks on many construction sites. Due to their compact size, they are now the preferred solution to transport material in particularly difficult terrain and where space is at a premium, the company says.

Wacker Neuson has been among the market leaders in this segment for years and was able to make a mark with the presentation of its innovative dual view safety concept at bauma 2016. The new dual view concept enhances safety through maximum overview, which waspresented as a concept study for the first time at bauma 2016. Dual view allows the operator to rotate the entire console by 180 degrees. This is made possible by a rotating assembly installed under the seat, making it possible to easily and quickly change the seat position in a few seconds.

To drive, operators can therefore simply leave the dumper and bucket behind them, creating the largest possible field of vision. By rotating the control panel, it is no longer necessary to turn around in the tightest of spaces, which takes time, and the operator always has an unobstructed view to the front.

The wheel dumper DW50 supplements the series of large wheel dumpers with hydrostatic all-wheel drive and ECO mode, which comes with good off-road capability and traction, especially in uneven terrain conditions. The range includes four models in total – DW50, DW60, DW90 and DW100 – that were completely revised last year.

The DW50 has compact dimensions and is said to be very manoeuvrable. A five-tonne payload and a travel speed of up to 28km/h make the dumper an effective hauling solution that can be used to move more material quickly.

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