Groundbreaking quality for 80 yearsMunich, 21-Jun-2010
Milestones in rammer development
“We have chosen the 80th anniversary of the vibratory rammer to present powerful and user-friendly new additions to our rammer portfolio,” announces Oliver Kolmar, product manager for soil and asphalt compaction at Wacker Neuson. “This equipment lives up to Wacker Neuson’s tradition of producing high-quality, modern compaction equipment.” This tradition and the success story for Wacker Neuson rammers started back in 1930 with the launch of the first electric breaker, developed by Hermann Wacker, a mechanical and electrical engineer. This machine revolutionized construction site work and soon became such a success that the “man with the breaker” even became a Gebrüder Wacker KG trademark in 1936. Yet rammer technology has come a long way since then, driven by various Wacker Neuson inventions that have culminated in a number of firsts. Some of the milestones on this journey include the first rammer to feature a combustion engine (1952), a rammer with adjustable stroke length (1980) or the two-cycle engine with separate oil injection (2002).
Two-cycle engine lowers emissions of four-cycle models
The latest version of the two-cycle rammer with the company’s own WM 80 engine delivers significantly lower emission levels and has an optimized engine protection system. “Not only does the two-cycle engine emit hardly any carbon monoxide, its total carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon emissions are lower than those produced by any four-cycle engine,” explains Kolmar. “The fact that more than 50 percent of all rammers sold worldwide use a two-cycle engine speaks for itself.” The starting performance of this new series has also been optimized, and the streamlined housing makes the rammer easier to handle, facilitating soil compaction in narrow trenches. Yet Wacker Neuson has also improved on the performance of its four-cycle rammer. "This is the first four-cycle rammer that comes close to matching the performance of the extremely powerful two-cycle rammer," says Kolmar.
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About Wacker Neuson
Wacker Neuson SE is a global manufacturer of light and compact equipment. With over 30 affiliates and more than 180 sales and service stations across the globe, the company offers an exceptionally broad product portfolio. Manufacturing activities are distributed across three German, one Austrian, two American and one Philippine production sites. Almost all products manufactured by the company are branded Wacker Neuson. The only exceptions to this in Europe are Kramer Allrad products and Weidemann-branded agricultural machinery. With over 300 product categories and complementary rental, spare parts and repair services, Wacker Neuson is the partner of choice among professional users in construction, gardening, landscaping and agriculture, as well as among municipal bodies and companies in the industrial and recycling sectors.
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