In North America, Wacker Neuson is now offering three excavators with a triple boom configuration.
The EW65 and EW100 excavators will feature a standard triple boom, while the ET90 tracked model will offer it as an optional configuration.
While triple booms are common on larger excavators in Europe, compact models such as the 6.5-ton EW65 are more unique to the Canadian marketplace.
The articulated triple boom offers an increased digging area of 20 per cent on the EW65 and 25 per cent on the EW100. Through an extended digging range, the operator is able to reach farther, dig closer to the blade and reach under the machine when needed.
Wacker Neuson’s EW65 and EW100 wheeled excavators are most commonly used to dig along roadways and in confined areas.
The ability to dig closer to the machine provides more flexibility and reduces the amount of time needed to reposition the excavator.
As well, the dozer blade has been repositioned to the forward position of the machine, adding convenience and control for operators that use the blade to assist with filling the bucket in a dust panning motion. The teeth of the bucket are able to dig under the machine and then can extend out further to dump material into a truck without repositioning.
This is beneficial when performing utility and sewer work on narrow roads, against curbs or barriers and in other confined areas, such as cemetery and golf course work.
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Furthermore, the flexibility of the triple boom increases lifting capacity when the boom is drawn close to the machine at ground level, and it is beneficial when lifting and placing pipe and setting concrete barriers.
The triple boom has the ability to fold in tighter to the machine which provides an improved line of sight in the transport position, especially through urban intersections. Triple boom mobile excavators are equipped with a heated air-ride seat and radio for operator comfort as well as beacons and lights for safety.
Wacker Neuson’s 9-ton, ET90 compact tracked excavator may also be configured with an optional triple boom, with the same benefits as the EW65 and EW100 wheeled excavators.
Wacker Neuson’s triple boom design has been proven on job sites across Europe and is now available in North America