Wheel Loader WL28

Wheel Loader WL28: Compact and Powerful

Transporting heavy loads through tight spaces is the ideal operational area for the WL28 wheel loader. It can easily handle pallets of paving stones or other material up to 1.6 metric tons. The electronically-controlled travel drive with various travel modes enables extremely productive work using the machine. The low-designed cab ensures excellent visibility and high tipping loads. Because of the outstanding visibility, the machine offers exceptional safety during operation. The low operating weight also allows the WL28 to be transported on a car trailer.

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, cabin WL28

Comfort cab

  • The comfort cab has been optimized to meet the needs of the operator and enables safe and fatigue-free working: 4-pillar design, deep-drawn windows, and panoramic rear window for optimal all-round visibility. Heating with optimized air circulation and air conditioning for constant, comfortable temperatures. Ergonomically arranged controls, new interior, and reduced vibrations and noise in the cab increase comfort for the operator.
  • The amount of space in the cab is pioneering for vert compact wheel loaders. The air conditioning system can be integrated into the cab without additional superstructure. There is a choice between two different joysticks depending on the equipment and configuration. The coming-home lighting ensures additional comfort and safety.
  • The cab is also suitable for taller operators, which isn't always the case for very compact wheel loaders. The pleasant working climate reduces operator fatigue. The optimized access with non-slip steps ensures that the operator can get in and out safely.
Wheel Loader WL28

Electronically regulated drive system

  • Drive and work smarter! With the electronically-controlled drive system, the machine can be driven and used as needed. Four different driving modes were implemented by Wacker Neuson specifically for this purpose. Auto mode and Eco mode are always available as standard. Either attachment mode or M-Drive mode can be optionally selected. This offers maximum flexibility for the operator as they can configure the machine according to their needs.
  • Electronic control reduces losses in the drive system and ensures higher efficiency and increased effectiveness, compared to existing solutions. Lower power requirements enable driving at low speeds. A perfectly coordinated package of protective measures also ensures reliable and long-lasting operation of the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, electric parking brake

Electric parking brake

  • The electric parking brake is applied automatically when the machine is stationary, the direction of travel is set to neutral or the operator leaves the seat. The parking brake is released automatically when the machine is restarted using the accelerator pedal. This provides increased safety and comfort for the operator and their working environment. The machine can therefore be operated very efficiently thanks to the electric parking brake.
  • The electric parking brake can also be activated or deactivated manually by pressing a switch. The operator is always in control and can work with the machine according to his own needs and preferences.
  • The electric parking brake offers both a comfortable auto-hold and hill-hold function. This prevents the machine from rolling away unintentionally and thus increases safety when working.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Low front carriage

High productivity thanks to the low front carriage

  • The low front carriage makes high tipping loads and break out forces possible; this way, the maximum load per work cycle can be moved.
  • The low front carriage provides for an outstanding overview of the attachment, the immediate work area and the entire surroundings of the machine, which guarantees safe working with the machine.
  • The auxiliary hydraulics at the front on the load arm are protected by piping (3rd control circuit, 4th control circuit, overflow line, unpressurized return line, depending on the model). That is a unique selling point in the compact wheel loader class. Wear and tear is minimized and, as a result, the service life of the machine is increased.
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.

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 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 WL28, 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 WL28, 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 WL28, 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, WL25, WL28, 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 WL20, WL25-WL110, Gap ventilation

Ventilation as required

  • The cabs feature large, adjustable wide-opening doors on both sides. The upper window can fold up completely and be locked. A gap ventilation is also possible. This provides fresh air in the cab even without air conditioning and increases operator comfort in warm outside temperatures.
  • Thanks to the gap ventilation and the opening doors and windows, the driver gets fresh air in the cabin even without air conditioning. This enables fatigue-free work and reduces the stress in warm outside temperatures.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Driver's seat

Comfortable and ergonomic operator's seat

  • The operator’s seat is adjustable, ergonomically formed and well suspended. The optional air-suspended comfort seat provides even more comfortable operation 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, providing optimum comfort.
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 WL28, 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 WL28, Cab suspension

Cab suspension with hydromounts

  • Oscillations, vibrations and jolts are absorbed by the machine through the cab suspension with hydromounts. The operator's body is very well protected, allowing for longer work periods in a relaxed and fatigue-free manner.
  • The operator's concentration is less affected by vibrations and jolts, allowing for efficient and longer work.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Adjustable steering column and steering wheel

Adjustable steering wheel and steering column

  • The steering wheel and steering column can be individually adjusted in both height and tilt over a wide range. This allows each operator to work ergonomically with the machine at the settings that suit them best.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL20-WL70, Powder coating

High-quality powder coating

  • Compared to conventional wet painting, powder coating considerably extends the service life of the machine and 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 WL28, Lifting cylinder

Two powerful lifting 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 WL28, differential lock

100 % connectible 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.
  • During normal operation the differential lock is deactivated, this provides safety, low wear and, as a result, saves in operating costs.
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 fleet and thus the total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • 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 WL28, Kinematics in general

Perfectly tuned kinematics

  • The kinematics are adapted to the size of the machine - this ensures optimum force ratios and maximum productivity for every machine.
  • The optimum coordination and processing quality of the loader arm design and hydraulic cylinders increases the longevity of the machine and thus offers added value for the customer, as working efficiency is increased.
  • The theoretical maximum possible lifting capacity of the machine is always greater than the actual tipping load. The large hydraulic cylinders therefore always offer sufficient reserves and the cylinders are not operated at maximum capacity.
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 WL28, 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 WL28, auto mode

Electronically regulated drive system: Auto-Mode

  • The auto mode ensures the machine's usual 100 percent performance. Full power and performance are available at all times.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Attachment mode

Electronically regulated drive system: Attachment-Mode

  • The attachment-mode is perfectly suited for the use of attachments. In this mode, you adjust the rpm of the diesel engine with the hand throttle and control the travel speed with the driver pedal or the cruise control. This enables you to make very fine adjustments of 0.10 km/h to your speed via the display. This guarantees a constant forward momentum for the attachment. If the load on the attachment becomes too high (e.g., various clippings in front of a mulcher), the machine automatically reduces the travel speed to provide the attachment with the highest possible power. When the load is reduced again, the machine returns to the preset speed. However, if you want to carry out driving or reversing movements faster, you can override at any time by operating the foot pedal and even bring the machine to maximum speed.
  • In attachment mode, the machine's diesel engine and the attachment are always optimally utilized. This ensures maximum productivity and the best possible work result. In addition, the operator's workload is reduced, thus increasing comfort. The operator can work with the machine longer and without fatigue.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, M-Drive Mode

Electronically regulated drive system: M-Drive Mode

  • The M-Drive mode is the perfect choice for the optimal execution of Y-loading cycles. In this mode, you adjust the rpm of the diesel engine with the hand throttle and control the travel speed with the driver pedal. This eliminates the need for inching and supports the execution of fast Y-loading cycles.
  • In M-Drive mode, the engine permanently runs at a high speed without having to be calibrated. This enables comfortable working with attachments as well as efficient material handling over very short distances, such as when loading a truck.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, tyres

Optimum tires

  • The correct tires for a wheel loader play an important role in the actual application. If the tires are optimally matched to the surface and area of use, the driver can work with the machine without any problems.
  • Choosing the right tires offers maximum traction and minimum wear, which saves money as the tires do not 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 WL28, equipment

Variety of 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, 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 WL20-WL28, Easy Protection System (eps)

EPS folding overhead guard (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.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, operating concept

Color-coded operating concept

  • All control elements are within easy reach and the operator always has the most important machine information in view via the optimally positioned display. The switches and controls are divided into different color groupings: Gray = electrical, Red = safety, Blue/Orange = drive system, Green = hydraulics. This ensures quick recognition and orientation at all times.
  • The standardized Wacker Neuson operating philosophy and the color-coded operating concept enable the operator to operate the machine intuitively. The quick orientation makes it easier for new or alternating operators to work with the machine and also increases work safety at the same time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, 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.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, engine standard

Engine standard

  • The standard engine in the WL28 delivers 18.4 kW / 25 hp18.4 kW / 25 hp. The big advantage is that is complies with stage V exhaust emission standards and does not require any exhaust aftertreatment. This engine well suited for light applications, such as simple material handling and for users who tend to spend fewer operating hours with their machine.
  • The standard engine in the WL28 is a 3-cylinder common rail, with high torque and impressive efficiency. This engine does not require any exhaust after-treatment, which automatically reduces maintenance costs and eliminates the need for DPF replacement.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Exhaust emission standard engine selection

Engine option

  • A larger engine with 33.3 kW / 45.3 hp or 40.1 kW / 54.5 hp33.3 kW / 45.3 hp or 40.1 kW / 54.5 hp is optionally available in the WL28. These variants were developed for the professional use of power-demanding attachments. Here, emission standard stage V was implemented by installing a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in combination with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). Urea solution (DEF) does not need to be added with this technology.
  • The entire engine unit, including the exhaust after-treatment, comes from the same manufacturer, so that all components are perfectly coordinated, and the engine automatically regenerates at the appropriate operating temperature.
  • It is a powerful 3-cylinder common rail engine, which impresses with its high power density.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Eco-Mode

Electronically regulated drive system: ECO-Mode

  • In ECO-mode, the engine speed is reduced to 2,200 rpm once the desired vehicle speed has been reached, ensuring both noise reduction and fuel savings.
  • Eco-mode enables comfortable and resource-saving driving, especially over longer distances.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, pressure relief 3. control circuit

Pressure relief on the loading system

  • The button for pressure release is easily accessible on the outside of the loading system. In this way, different hydraulically-operated attachments can be replaced even faster and more efficiently. This also works with the ignition switched on or the engine running.
  • When the pressure release is actuated, the 3rd control circuit and, if available, the 4th control circuit are depressurized simultaneously and hydraulically-operated attachments can be changed quickly and safely.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28, Flat-Face hydraulic coupling

Flat-Face Hydraulic Couplings

  • Easy exchange of attachments: The flat-face hydraulic couplings are easy to clean and ensure less contamination throughout the hydraulic system. Hardly any leakage occurs when connecting hydraulic hoses, keeping hands, the machine, the attachment and the ground clean.
  • Flat-face hydraulic couplers also allow attachments to be connected under pressure, saving time. All coupling types are mounted on the same bulkhead for easy access.

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