As Wacker Neuson has already shown many times, the company is thinking in terms of holistic solutions with its zero emission series. “In 2015, we put the first battery-powered rammer on the market and from the start, designed a sustainable system for our customers’ purposes. Today, the modular battery can be used in seven units,” says Alexander Greschner, Sales Director of the Wacker Neuson Group. “With the mini-excavator EZ17e, we have expanded our zero emission series. With more than twelve machines, an entire inner-city construction site can be operated completely free of exhaust emissions – without limitations in the sequence of operations or in performance, not least because of the consistently retained zero-tail design.”
Intelligent battery management
The first question when it comes to battery-powered equipment: How long can I work with the battery? Wacker Neuson’s answer: a whole workday, even without intermittent charging! The mini-excavator EZ17e, with its integrated lithium-ion battery, can be used either without a power cable or also, during stationary activities, charged at power sources from 100 to 415 volts in ongoing operation. High-quality lithium ion battery technology has been applied by Wacker Neuson for several years already and is especially durable. It ensures that all hydraulic functions have the performance of a conventional model of the same class.
“With the EZ17e, we have implemented a zero-tail concept with generous performance dimensions. With the efficient, intuitive and emission-free excavator, we satisfy the high standards of professionals who work in particularly confined space conditions, as is usual in interior demolition, for example,” says Stefan Bogner, managing director of Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, the research and development center of expertise in excavators within the Wacker Neuson Group. At the beginning of 2020, the excavator was given the SaMoTer Innovation Award for its efficiency, an optimum integration of the electric drive in the zero-tail concept, and its performance.
Flexible in application – easy to operate
The mini-excavator is a zero-tail model, i.e. without rear overhang. This makes it particularly maneuverable and compact, and thus ideal for application on cramped construction sites or indoors. An intuitive operating concept makes it easy for the operator to keep all functions within view. The excavator can be easily steered using a Jog Dial system. All important information, for example the charge level of the battery, is clearly shown on the 7-inch full color display.