Wacker Neuson’s VDS technology makes working on slopes easier

Wacker Neuson

With the Vertical Digging System (VDS), uneven terrain conditions can be easily levelled.

Added productivity and operating comfort, especially when working on slopes, are major benefits of Wacker Neuson’s Vertical Digging System (VDS).

The company says excavators are usually used where the ground conditions are particularly impassable and uneven, for example, when working on slopes and hillsides, along walls, on curbs or directly next to house walls. During all of this work, both the operator and the machine often are working in an inclined position, which is a challenge for both parties. Wacker Neuson reasons that the efficiency of an excavator can quickly drop when performing excavation work on uneven ground conditions, since the excavation does not take place vertically and is dependent on the required excavated material.

Working in an inclined seating position is also no treat for the operator, because the operator often spends many hours in this uncomfortable and non-ergonomic sitting position, resulting in reduced productivity.

The VDS offers a simple solution for these challenges. It makes it possible to continuously tilt the revolving superstructure by up to 15 degrees at the push of a button from inside the cab. Slopes of up to 27 percent can therefore be effectively compensated for. This offers major advantages for the operator. The operator sits in a comfortable upright machine. The back and spine are noticeably relieved and operators are much more concentrated during the working hours.

Thanks to VDS, the productivity and effectiveness are measurably increased during excavation work. In this way, material and time savings of up to 25% can be achieved when excavating and backfilling. Another advantage is that special attachments, such as the auger, can also work vertically, even on an inclined surface. When using an excavator directly next to walls, the danger of damaging them is reduced to a minimum.

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