WL38

WL38 Wheel Loader

Wheel loader WL38: Extra performance and comfort

The WL38 wheel loader offers with an extraordinarily high hydraulic output and various motors you can select – both the best values in its performance class. With the P-Z kinematics, the WL38 offers high breakout forces and first-class parallel guidance. All this combined makes for impressive performance, allowing the flexible use of attachments. The machine is ideally equipped for different work tasks. The cab, with its extremely generous design, offers the operator extra comfort and ergonomics and makes working with the machine easy.

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Ergonomic workplace

Ergonomic cockpit

  • Plenty of legroom, clearly arranged controls, comfortable operator’s seat, and optimal view of the attachment. A work area that motivates the operator and fully supports them.
  • The coordinated equipment increases comfort and allows the operator to work optimally with the machine for longer periods of time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Hydraulic power

High hydraulic performance

  • A Wacker Neuson wheel loader always has enough hydraulic output and is thus suited for the operation of many different attachments, which in turn makes a great variety of applications areas possible.
  • The flexible combination with various attachments reduces the total vehicle fleet and thus the total operating costs.
  • Compact machines with high hydraulic output save money, as it is not necessary to immediately procure or use a bigger machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Multitool tool carrier

The wheel loader as an attachment carrier

  • The tasks for wheel loaders are varied and so are the attachments from Wacker Neuson. With our comprehensive and sophisticated product range of attachments, any model can become a multifunctional machine.
  • The investment asset “wheel loader” can be used for a variety of task areas and is thus very economical.
  • The machine can be used all year round (e.g. even for winter service), relying on many different attachments depending on the application.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, equipment

Variety in equipment

  • The Wacker Neuson wheel loaders have comprehensive and high-quality standard components. In addition, the engine, drive system, operator's cab, or hydraulics can be individually configured depending on application and model. It is always guaranteed that the machine meets individual requirements and preferences.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, WL52, WL60-WL110, Joystick console with spring

Joystick console spring-mounted on the operator's seat

  • The joystick console is mounted on the operator's seat and is cushioned against vibrations. If the operator's seat is adjusted to the operator's needs, the joystick console is also adjusted accordingly and always has the perfect position, a plus in comfort and ergonomics for the operator.
  • The joystick console and the operator's seat form a single unit. This means that the operator's arm position is not changed while working with the machine. This increases comfort for the operator allowing them to work for longer without fatigue.

More Features

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL70, Articulated pendulum joint

Maximum traction thanks to articulated pendulum joint

  • Because of the articulated pendulum joint with 12° oscillating angle, all four wheels retain excellent traction, even on uneven ground conditions and the operator maintains optimal control. This increases the productivity of the entire machine system.
  • The large articulation and pendulum angle ensures high traction on the ground, making the machine easy to maneuver. As a result, there is no collision between the front and rear sections of the machine in confined conditions.
  • And because the front and rear carriages can oscillate independently of each other, the operator can sensitively react to any unevenness. This increases operator comfort and enables fatigue-free work over longer periods.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Changing attachments

Efficient changeover of attachments

  • Thanks to the hydraulic quick-change system, attachments can be readily exchanged. The machine is thus always ready for use. This increases productivity and profitability.
  • The hydraulic quick-change system for attachments is standard on all Wacker Neuson wheel loaders.
  • The good view of the coupling points makes changing attachments very easy. Also, changing over is particularly safe with 2-hand operation when decoupling.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, WL44, WL52, Operating philosophy

Consistent operating philosophy

  • In all Wacker Neuson wheel loaders, there is a consistent operating concept with clearly structured and ergonomically arranged switches and keypads. All Wacker Neuson wheel loaders can be operated in a very similar or even identical way. This gives the operator the advantage of quickly finding his way around on different Wacker Neuson wheel loaders and being able to work productively.
  • The Wacker Neuson operating philosophy allows the operator to easily understand the machine, which enables him to work safely and productively. The operator can be found operating different Wacker Neuson machines, even across product groups. This is demonstrated, for example, in recurring elements such as the jog dial, joystick, display, switch assignments, etc.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL32, WL38, WL52, Joystick

Ergonomic Joystick

  • The joystick fits securely and comfortably in one hand. The control is direct and sensitive at the same time. The operator therefore always has complete control over the machine and its most important functions.
  • In addition to standard functions such as direction selection and speed setting, many other functions such as the differential lock, the 3rd and 4th control circuits, high-flow, and all electric functions can be operated via the joystick. This results in convenient one-handed operation of attachments, and the operator always has the most important functions under control. This increases efficiency and ensures fatigue-free work, even over longer periods.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL32-WL70, Working climate ventilation

Comfortable working environment

  • The efficiently designed heating and ventilation system with fan, fresh air filter and well-placed air nozzles keeps the cab in a comfortable working climate.
  • Sufficient air nozzles are installed depending on the type of cab, which enables good air circulation and makes the working climate pleasant for the operator.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, WL52, WL60, WL70, Driver's seat

Comfortable and ergonomic operator's seat

  • The operator’s seat is adjustable, ergonomically formed and well suspended. The joystick console including armrest forms a unit with the operator’s seat and is cushioned against vibrations. The optional air-suspension comfort seat provides even more pleasant conditions. A heated seat is available for cold temperatures. This increases comfort for the operator allowing them to work with the machine for longer without fatigue.
  • Depending on the model, different seats are available to match the size of the machine. The various seat adjustment options allow individual settings for the operator and thus provide optimum comfort.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Vibration damping

Vibration-damped workstation

  • Vibration is absorbed by the machine through appropriate dampers. The operator's body is very well protected, allowing work for longer periods with the machine in a relaxed and fatigue-free manner.
  • The operator's concentration is less affected by vibrations and jolts, allowing for longer, efficient work.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL25-WL110, Load swing damping

Lifting arm damping

  • The lifting arm damping can be activated electrically and enables optimum handling of the machine on rough terrain and on the road. It is particularly recommended when the machine has to move a heavy load in the bucket or a heavy attachment over a long distance at high speed. In this case, the lifting arm damping provides more safety and comfort for the operator.
  • Lifting arm damping prevents the machine from rocking at high travel speeds. This increases safety for the operator and protects the vehicle components by absorbing shocks.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, easy entry

Easy entry and exit

  • In just a few steps, the operator can comfortably enter the cab or operator's platform of the machine. This is made possible by the large, non-slip steps and the easy-to-reach handholds. This increases operator safety when getting in and out of the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL25-WL110, Handinching

Hand inching (low-speed control)

  • With the manual inching (low-speed drive system), very slow travel speeds can be achieved at constant engine speed. This offers an advantage when using attachments that are operated at constantly high rpm but at a very low travel speed at the same time. When using a sweeper, for example, the foot pedal does not have to be permanently depressed, which in turn reduces wear.
  • The hand inching (low-speed drive system) enables comfortable and fatigue-free work with the same attachment even over a longer period of time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28-WL110, Hand throttle

Manual throttle

  • The hand throttle allows manual regulation of a constant engine speed for optimum operation of an attachment. The setting is done conveniently and precisely via a corresponding control lever.
  • The hand throttle allows comfortable and fatigue-free work with the same attachment even over a longer period of time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL70, Powder coating

High-quality powder coating

  • In comparison to conventional wet varnishing, powder coating greatly extends the service life of the machine. It is also environmentally friendly.
  • The durable powder coating guarantees value retention and ensures an accordingly high resale value for the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, differential lock

Connectible 100% differential lock

  • The connectible 100% differential lock provides maximum traction and thrusting power when needed. It also keeps tire wear low. This increases the efficiency of the machine.
  • In normal driving operation, the differential lock is switched off, which provides for safety and low wear, thus saving operating costs.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Kinematics in general

Perfectly matched kinematics

  • The kinematics are adapted to the size of the machine – this guarantees the optimal balance of power and maximum productivity for every machine.
  • The optimal coordination and manufacturing quality of load arm design and hydraulic cylinders increases the durability of the machine, thus providing added value for the customer as it increases efficiency while working.
  • The theoretically maximum possible lift capacity of the machine is always greater than the actual tipping load. The hydraulic cylinders, designed large, thus always offer enough reserves and the cylinders are not operated to the maximum.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, dimensions, maneuverability

Compact dimensions for optimal maneuverability

  • The compact design of the machine is impressive with its small radius and excellent maneuverability. This means that even work in confined spaces is no problem.
  • Compact dimensions and optimum maneuverability ensure a high degree of control. The machine is not unnecessarily wide or long; the space available and the size of the machine are always optimally utilized.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Speed 30 km/h

30 km/h speed

  • With the appropriate engine, the machine reaches a speed up to 30 km/h. This allows the machine to move from A to B more quickly, saving time and increasing efficiency.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, tyres

Optimum tires

  • The right wheel loader tires play an important role in specific applications. If the tires are optimally matched to the subbase and area of application, the operator can easily work with the machine.
  • Selecting the right tires also provides minimal wear along with maximum traction, which saves money as the tires don’t have to be changed frequently.
  • To achieve optimal performance on any subbase, seven treads are available for selection depending on model: EM tread, AS tread, SureTrax tread, RP tread, MPT tread, multi-use tread and Bibload tread. This ensures the maximum flexibility of the machine ex work.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Driver's stand

Selectable operator's cab

  • Depending on the machine, different operator's cabs are available: fixed operator's canopy, fold-down operator's canopy EPS, hydraulically lowerable EPS Plus and different cab versions. Selecting the right operator's cab allows maximum flexibility for a great variety of applications and framework conditions.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20, WL28, WL38-WL110, High Flow

High-flow, high-performance hydraulics:

  • The machine can be optionally equipped with high-flow, high-performance hydraulics. This enables the operation of front attachments that have a high oil requirement (such as a snow blower). This increases the machine's range of applications, as even compact machines can be used to operate sophisticated attachments.
  • The High Flow high-performance hydraulics increase the range of applications of the machine, since even compact machines can be used to operate sophisticated attachments that require a lot of oil.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Cabin

Comfortable cab

  • The spacious and comfortable cab meets the current European Machinery Directive in accordance with ROPS and FOPS protection and offers plenty of headroom and freedom of movement. This provides an excellent overview of the attachments, the immediate working area, and the entire machine surroundings, which in turn increases occupational safety as the operator always has the machine surroundings within view.
  • Thanks to the complete glazing of the roof and the deeply lowered windowpanes of the cab, the operator has an excellent overview of the attachment and the entire working area. This ensures safety, as the operator always has his work environment within view.
  • The cab impresses with outstanding ergonomics, generous space and many individual adjustment options for the operator. The cab provides protection from wind, weather, and external environmental conditions. This allows fatigue-free work even over a longer period of time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL38, Tiltable cabin

Tiltable cabin and optimal service access

  • The cab can be tilted to the side. This allows easy access to the engine, hydraulic system, and electronics. This considerably simplifies checking and maintaining the machine. This in turn results in reduced machine downtimes and thus lower operating costs.
  • Quick and easy serviceability automatically maximize the availability of the machine. This in turn reduces total operating costs.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Lubrication points

Easily accessible machine components.

  • Regularly lubricating all lubrication points is essential for the correct and effective maintenance and thereby the value retention of the machine. To save time and make work easier, the lubrication points on Wacker Neuson wheel loaders are always in an easily accessible position.
  • Since the lubrication points are easily accessible, the machine is lubricated more often than if the lubrication points are located in a position that is difficult to access. This in turn increases the longevity of the machine and increases value retention.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Short hydraulic hose lengths

Split hydraulic hoses

  • Wacker Neuson wheel loaders are designed with short hydraulic hose lengths in mind, and the hoses are split at several points. Therefore, if a hydraulic hose needs replacing, only the affected part will need to be replaced, not the entire hose in the hydraulic circuit. This speeds up repair times enormously and is also cost-efficient.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20, WL25-WL110, Brake inch pedal

Inch brake pedal: Engine output where it is needed.

  • 1. No pressure on inch brake pedal: full power for the drive system 2. Slightly depressed inch-brake pedal: speed is reduced, more power to the work hydraulics. 3. Firmly depressed brake-inch pedal: The speed is reduced further, even more power to the work hydraulics. 4. Fully depressed inch-brake pedal: the wheel loader stands still, full power to the work hydraulics.
  • The advantages of the inch-brake pedal are obvious: less wear on the operating brake and optimum power distribution of the engine output.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL110, Rear hydraulics rear

Rear hydraulic connections

  • The machine can be equipped with rear hydraulic connections (single or double-acting). This increases the machine's range of applications because rear hydraulic attachments or tipper trailers can also be operated.
  • The various rear hydraulic options expand the machine's range of applications and offer more flexibility in use. One machine can be used multifunctionally for different activities, no additional vehicles or machines are needed.

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