WL20e

Wheel loader WL20e

Wheel loader WL20e: Electric, practical, emission-free

The WL20e is the first exclusively electric-powered wheel loader by Wacker Neuson. Its performance features are equal to those of a conventional diesel-powered machine; the tipping load is even increased due to the higher operating weight. The WL20e works fully emissions-free on site and with significantly lower noise pollution. For the end user, this means greater flexibility in application, environmental protection and significant savings on operating costs.

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, electrical wheel loader

Innovative technology, proven in the field

  • Wacker Neuson is a global innovation leader in electric drives for construction equipment. With the WL20e, we offer you an emission-free solution that has already been time-tested and proven for several years and in many different operations –and which we continuously strive to develop even further. The operator therefore always benefits from the latest technology.
  • Up to 5 hours of operation are possible with a fully charged battery, depending on the type of use.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, Operating costs

Low operating costs

  • Operating costs over the life of the machine are reduced by approximately 41% for an electrically-powered machine compared to a diesel-powered machine due to lower energy and maintenance costs.
  • The somewhat higher investment costs for an all-electric machine are amortized over an average machine service life after a certain period of time, depending on usage behavior and application area. The all-electric drive is always the more cost-effective alternative in the long run.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, Hill Hold function

Automatic Hill-Hold function

  • When driving on slopes, the machine is held in place by the hill-hold function for the first 5 seconds after coming to a standstill. After that, the negative brake on the electric motor engages. This is always 100% equivalent to an applied handbrake so the machine cannot roll away unintentionally. This increases safety and comfort for the operator.
  • The electric parking brake is not activated for short stops, it is only activated after 5 seconds of standstill to counteract wear.
  • The braking behavior is similar to a machine with a classic hydrostatic drive. So the operator does not have to get used to driving a completely electrically-powered 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 WL20-WL28, Easy Protection System (eps)

Fold-down operator's canopy EPS (Easy Protection System)

  • Compact wheel loaders can be equipped with the fold-down operator's canopy EPS (Easy Protection System). This complies with the current European Machinery Directive according to ROPS and FOPS protection. With a few hand movements, the EPS can be prepared manually for a low clearance height.
  • EPS increases the flexibility of the machine, as it can even pass through low passages. Also, the application areas of the machine are expanded. In other cases where several machines might have to be used, just one machine can get the work done. At the same time, the operator’s safety remains guaranteed.

More Features

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, AGM battery

Maintenance-free and leak-proof: AGM battery

  • AGM "Absorbent Glass Mat". This battery has a sealed design. This means that leakage is not possible and the battery is maintenance-free, with no formation of oxyhydrogen gas.
  • The AGM battery is characterized by low temperature sensitivity in relation to the outside temperature. This means that it can be used all year round.
  • The risk of fire is reduced with the AGM battery compared to a Li-ion battery. In addition, there is no memory effect on the battery.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, Onboard charger

230 V charging possibility onboard

  • The battery charger is "onboard", intermediate charging at a 230 V socket is possible at any time.
  • Charging at any conventional 230 V socket offers maximum flexibility in use.
  • The onboard battery charger has a cold appliance connection, with which one can use internationally all available charging plugs; this is possible by various adapters and/or connecting cables.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20e, Performance

Performance when and where it's needed

  • Two separate electric motors are installed in the WL20e: one for the drive system and one for driving the work hydraulics. This minimizes energy consumption because power is only utilized when it is actually needed.
  • The electric motor for the drive system also enables the machine to start up dynamically and powerfully. This can be felt during every acceleration process and thus increases the operator's comfort.
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 change of attachments

  • Thanks to the hydraulic quickhitch system, attachments can be readily exchanged. In this way, your machine is immediately ready for use again. 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 WL20e, 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 WL20e, 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 WL20e, 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 WL20-WL70, Powder coating

High-quality powder coating

  • Compared to conventional wet painting, powder coating significantly extends the service life of the machine and is environmentally friendly at the same time.
  • The durable powder coating guarantees value retention and ensures an accordingly high resale value for the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20, WL20e, Hubzylinder Lifting cylinder

Two powerful lift cylinders

  • Two powerful lift cylinders ensure that the load distribution is always optimally changed over to the load arm. Also, the overall loading system gains stability, which supports the operator in application.
  • In combination with two lift cylinders, the torsion-resistant load arm prevents, to the greatest extent possible, damage to the loading system caused by torsion. This reduces possible service costs and the value retention of the machine is increased.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL28, P-Kinematics

Perfectly tuned P-kinematics

  • The advantage of the P-kinematics is the exact parallel guidance over the entire stroke range.
  • Unintentional coasting is not possible, which makes handling for the driver easy and safe.
  • P-kinematics are used in compact machines and are the optimal choice here, as they are less expensive than Z-kinematics, for example. Z-kinematics would be oversized for compact machines, since compact machines are generally not used for continuous and heavy material handling.
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 WL20e, tyres

Optimal tires

  • The right wheel loader tires play an important role in specific applications. If the tires are optimally matched to the surface and area of application, the driver can work with the machine without any problems.
  • Choosing the right tires provides maximum traction as well as minimal wear, which saves money because tires don't need 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 WL20e, 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 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 WL20-28, Transport car trailer

Transport on car trailer

  • Save time and transport costs: Thanks to the compact dimensions and low weight, the machines can be transported easily by car trailer.
  • The tie-downs are attached to the machine so that transport can be secured in compliance with the relevant industry standards.
  • Depending on the machine type and equipment, transport can also include the attachment.
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-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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