Wacker Neuson introduces a new hydraulic ride-on trowel

Wacker Neuson trowel

To reflect the needs of professional concrete contractors, Wacker Neuson has developed a new 3 metre hydraulic ride-on trowel.

The CRT60X (CRT60-74LX) features a heavy-duty hydraulic system that includes a high capacity hydraulic pump and motors, as well as other ancillary components. These updates have been made to address the ever-increasing demands of the flatwork industry.

“This is a product evolution,” said Vince Hunt, concrete and compaction product manager for Wacker Neuson. “As a designer and manufacturer of ride-on trowels, we are always looking for new ways to provide a comfortable work environment for finishers as well as improve performance.”

The new CRT60X features a new display that allows the operator to easily see information such as machine hours, fuel level, engine rpm, fluid temperatures and pressures, as well as alerts — the same display and diagnostic system that has been incorporated into Wacker Neuson’s skid steers and compact track loader lines.

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Also new to the CRT60X are LED lights for improved lighting at night and low light concrete pours. Other new features include the patented built-in hydraulic wheel kit. This feature allows operators to easily raise the machine on the front and back wheels to change blades or install pans without a forklift or crane.

The built-in system also allows for easier movement around the job site or shop. Operator comfort features include electronic cruise control, adjustable seat, ergonomically positioned arm rests, simple joy stick controls and fully hydraulic blade pitch to provide tireless operation.

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The CRT60-74LX is powered by a 74 hp Kohler, non DPF Tier 4 Final engine. The engine provides power needed for a stable, consistent engine and pan speed. Furthermore, the CRT60-74LX easily maintains rpm under a high load finishing condition.

Wacker Neuson’s CRT60X provides a unique driving experience. A gyro assisted steering feature compensates for any unwanted machine rotation and allows the operator to stay on a steady course with less fatigue.

The unit continues to feature a patented power steering system. Wacker Neuson was able to combine fully hydraulic drive performance with a dual mode power steering system that makes operation more comfortable and the trowel more responsive to the operator’s command.

The dual mode system allows the operator to select the response of the joysticks to meet their preference and best suit concrete conditions. The patented engine power regulation system continues to be an important feature of Wacker Neuson’s 3 metre professional rider.

Similar to an automatic transmission in a car, the system constantly monitors engine speed and adjusts the hydraulic load, allowing the unit to run at optimal engine and blade speed for maximum power input to the concrete.

Wacker Neuson’s 152 cm, CRT60X is the largest model of the company’s concrete ride-on trowel line. The unit offers a high blade speed, hydraulic blade pitch, 2-speed engine throttle and large 45 litre fuel tank that offers four hours of uninterrupted run time.