WL28e

Wacker Neuson Radlader WL28e mit Palettengabel im Einsatz

Wheel loaders WL28e: Electric, powerful, environmentally-friendly

The power ratings of the electrically-driven WL28e wheel loader correspond to those of a conventional diesel-operated machine. The installed 96-Volt lithium-ion battery is available in three power ratings so that the running and charging times can be optimally coordinated with the work requirements. Different charging cables and plugs ensure the machine’s flexible charging options. The WL28e works on-site completely free from exhaust gases and with significantly lower noise emissions. For the end user, this means greater flexibility in application, environmental protection and significant savings with operating costs. The low design of the front end therefore provides the perfect visibility and high tipping loads. It will master pallets with paving stones or other transported goods up to 1.6 t effortlessly.

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e lithium-ion battery, studio

Powerful lithium-ion battery

  • It is always possible to select the appropriate battery size depending on the area and purpose of application. There is a total of three maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries to choose from: As standard there is the 14.1 kWh, optionally available there are 18 kWh or 28 kWh.
  • A 3 kW onboard charger is installed as standard. Optionally, a second 3 kW onboard charger can be selected to increase the charging power up to a total of 6 kW, which is suitable for the medium and large battery to achieve a fast charging time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e easy charging option, studio

Easy charging options

  • The charging cover can be accessed easily from the outside on the machine. Behind it you will find the socket, the activation switch, and the charge display.
  • The charging cable (Type 2 plug on the machine, familiar from the automotive industry), including the control box, is available with a number of different plugs: 230 V / 10 A Schuko, 230 V / 16 A CEE (blue, 3-pole), 400 V / 16 A CEE (red, three-phase AC current, 5-pole), 400 V / 16 A (Type 2 plug wall box, IEC 62196), and other adapter plugs.
  • The flexible, selectable charging plugs enable fast and coordinated charging of the selected battery size. In combination with the installed on-board charger, both efficient and safe charging processes are guaranteed.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e low front carriage, application

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 WL28e cabin, studio

Comfort cab

  • The comfort cabin enables safe and concentrated working: 4-pillar design, deep-drawn windows, and a panoramic windshield for optimal all-round visibility. The thought-out heating design with electrically heated front and rear windshields, heated seats, as well as roof panel heating ensure for a comfortable working climate. Ergonomically organized operating elements, new interior, and reduced vibrations and noises in the interior increase the operator’s comfort.
  • The spatial provision within the cabin is pioneering among the very compact wheel loaders. Depending on equipment and configuration, there are two different joysticks available. The Coming-Home lighting provides 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.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e display digital, studio

Easy-to-read digital display

  • The main functions always in sight: With the digital display, the operator always has everything in sight while working.
  • On the outside of the display are the standard indications, like the warning light for the parking brake or the control lights for the indicator or the full beam.
  • In the central area of the display for information there are three main views and a variety of useful information, e.g. operating hour meter, charge status of the drive battery, remaining running time / remaining charge time, speed display, average consumption, recuperation level, date, time, or temperature of different components.

More Features

Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e Articulated pendulum joint, studio

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 WL28e Operating philosophy, studio

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 WL28e Joystick, studio

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.
  • Alongside the standard functions, like selecting the travel direction and the speed, other functions, e.g. the differential lock, the 3rd control circuit, and all electrical functions, can be operated using the joystick. This enables the comfortable one-handed operation of attachments.
  • Concentrating the most important function on the joystick ensures comfortable working even over longer periods of time. This also increases overall efficiency when working with the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e ergonomic workplace, studio

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 WL28e work climate, studio

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 WL28e gap ventilation, studio

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 WL28e driver´s seat, studio

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 WL28e entry and exit, studio

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 WL28e hand throttle, studio

Manual throttle

  • The hand throttle enables the manual setting of a constant travel speed. In doing so, the foot pedal need not be operated. The variable setting is both comfortable ad precise via a corresponding potentiometer.
  • The set travel speed can be overridden with the foot pedal. If the pedal is then released, the machine will return to the set speed.
  • The hand throttle ensures comfortable and concentrated work with attachments such as a sweeper, hedge trimmer or mulcher, even over longer periods of time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e cab suspension with hydromounts, studio

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 WL28e adjustable steering wheel and steering column, studio

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 WL28e two strong lifting cylinders, studio

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 WL28e 100 % differential lock, studio

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 WL28e Kinematics, studio

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 WL28e speed 20 km/h, 25 km/h, studio

20/25 km/h Travel speed

  • Optionally available is a speed increase to 20 km/h and/or 25 km/h.
  • 20 km/h Speed increase: Ideal compromise between battery running time and the fast movement during transportation.
  • 25 km/h Speed increase: Faster movement of the machine from A to B with corresponding time-saving.
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 WL28e tyres, studio

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 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, 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 WL28e Battery-Management System, studio

Battery Management System (BMS)

  • The lithium-ion battery is optimally monitored by the implemented electronics system.
  • The BMS also enables significantly increased charging currents, short-term provision of power peaks and permanent monitoring of the temperature. In addition, the battery is always preheated to the optimum operating temperature.
  • The Battery Management System therefore increases efficiency and safety of the battery, and excludes the possibility of a deep discharge.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e Blue Saftey Light, studio

Blue Safety Light

  • The Blue Safety Light is an optical reversing warning system. It is activated automatically when reverse gear is engaged and projects a blue light spot onto the ground at some distance.
  • Despite the lack of engine noise, people in the danger zone can still be aware of the machine and remove themselves from the danger zone.
  • The Blue Safety Light therefore increases the level of safety when reversing an eMachine with little noise.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e electric parking brake, studio

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 function as well as a hill-hold function. This prevents the machine from rolling away and as a result increases safety when working. Additionally, energy is recovered using the braking system via the so-called Energy Recuperation, which also lengthens the machine’s running time.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e color-oriented operating concept, studio

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 WL28e lightning, studio

LED lighting

  • The LED lighting pursuant to StVZO is installed as standard, and it is possible to select other work lights and an even stronger LED package as optional extras for different requirements. This enables the customized operation and working with the machine, even in the dark.
  • Excellent illumination of the work area increases work safety and allows the operator to work with the machine for longer periods without fatigue.
  • The cabin provides Coming-Home lighting, ensuring additional comfort and safety.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e short hydraulic hose lengths, studio

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 WL28e maintenance, studio

Easy maintenance

  • The engine hood can be opened upwards allowing the removal of the operator's seat and diverse access covers in just a few steps. This enables easy access to the hydraulics control block, the pumps, the battery, and the electric motors. With this, easy and time-saving maintenance of the machine is guaranteed.
  • A great benefit of an electrically operated machine is that clearly less maintenance arises overall than for a machine with a diesel engine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e rear hydraulic connections, studio

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 WL28e operating time, application

Always the Right Running Time

  • Depending on the size of the battery, it is possible to achieve a running time with uninterrupted operation of over 5 hr. The running times of the battery are therefore strongly dependent on the respective application conditions, the task, and the driving style. This may also mean that a significantly longer running time can be achieved. The specified running times may also be undercut in extreme cases.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e low operating costs, application

Low operating costs

  • The operating costs over the duration of the machine’s service life are reduced significantly for an electrically-driven machine when compared to those of a diesel-driven machine, because less energy and service costs are incurred.
  • The somewhat higher investment costs are recouped for a completely electrically-driven machine after a certain time of an average service life duration, depending on the usage behavior and the area of application. The purely electric drive is viewed as the most cost-effective alternative in the long run.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e oil volume adjustment, studio

Oil volume adjustment

  • The oil volume of the 3rd control circuit can be variably adjusted. This enables the adaptation of the machine to the requirements of hydraulic attachments with rotary consumers.
  • The oil volume adjustment guarantees that working with the machine and attachment is both comfortable and efficient.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e efficient attachment use, application

Efficient attachment use

  • The machine can also be used in stationary operation. In doing so, the machine stands in a position and the work hydraulics of the 3rd control circuit are used to drive an attachment, like a log splitter. With this, the application range of the machine is extended.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e driving modes, studio

Different operating modes

  • As standard, the machine is equipped with two different operating modes, which can be changed at the press of a button.
  • POWER mode: Usual drive system function, no reduction in rpm or restrictions.
  • ECO mode: With this mode, acceleration is curbed and the top speed is reduced. Furthermore, the volume flow of the work hydraulics is reduced. This allows for a longer running time of the battery and is ideal for light to medium loading activities, transportation works and driving on streets.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e pressure relief 3rd control circuit, studio

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 WL28e electric drive, studio

Powerful electric drive

  • The machine’s performance corresponds to the diesel version. The E-drive therefore has no drawbacks in terms of performance when compared with the conventional diesel drive.
  • An electrically-driven machine has an increased level of productivity when compared with a diesel-operated machine. Overall, the electric drive is more efficient and effective than the diesel drive and provides a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e performance, studio

Performance when and where it's needed

  • Two separate electric motors are inserted into the machine: One for the drive system, and one for he work hydraulics drive. As a result, the energy consumption is minimized, because it is only utilized when it is really 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 WL28e recuperation, application

Energy recovery through recuperation

  • The braking system recovers energy via so-called recuperation, which additionally extends the running time of the machine.
Wacker Neuson wheel loader WL28e low emissions, application

Low emissions

  • With a fully-electric machine it is possible to work on site completely free of CO₂ emissions. This above all protects people in the immediate working vicinity, as well as the operator themselves.
  • The noise emissions are clearly reduced with an electrically driven machine when compared with a diesel-driven machine. This makes it possible to work in noise-sensitive environments or at night.
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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