Compaction machines have a long tradition at Wacker Neuson. This tradition has its beginning in the year 1930, as Hermann Wacker invents the first electric vibratory rammer. Then, in the fifties, the first vibratory rammer, with an internal combustion engine, makes its entrance – again, a revolution in the industry, as now, autonomous working is possible independent of power cables. The success of the light and flexible compaction machine keeps going. In the meantime, Wacker Neuson offers a wide portfolio of a variety of vibratory rammer models – with the choice of gasoline, diesel or battery drive. This also includes low-emission 2 stroke rammers.
Vibratory rammers, plates, rollers – Wacker Neuson offers the right compaction equipment for almost every application: from the 30-kilogram vibratory rammer to the 7-metric ton drum roller, the right equipment is available for every type of soil compaction. How does this work in practice? It works like this, here on one of the Kassecker construction company’s construction sites in the Munich inner city, where the wide range of the Wacker Neuson portfolio for soil compaction is put into application.
Are battery-powered tools only for special applications? Far from it! On a large construction site in Vienna, the battery-powered compaction equipment and compact electric machines are proving that they too are perfectly suited for daily practical use. Read on and see for yourself.
Accepting challenges, developing solutions and accompanying projects – the Wacker Neuson concrete specialists are involved in these tasks. This was also the case with a superlative project in Hong Kong: A gigantic road tunnel that will connect the city of Tuen Mun (area 40) with Chek Lap Kok airport on Lantau island. The tunnel is part of a major project for connecting the metropolitan area Hong Kong – Zuhai – Macao. Two tunnel tubes with four lanes are being constructed over a length of around five kilometers with the world’s largest tunnel boring machine. The work will take place up to 55 meters below the sea surface.
It is called the “hellhole of creation” – the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia. This desert gave its name to the Danakil House, which will open its doors to visitors at the German National Garden Show (BUGA) 2021. But how can the desert and jungle house be designed without damaging the exotic plants through exhaust emissions? Quite simply: with emission-free solutions from Wacker Neuson. A visit to the – in two senses – green construction site in Erfurt, Germany.
Breaking up concrete floors? No problem. And that in an underground vault? Challenging – but solvable. During the reconstruction of a part of the Rosenberg fortress in Kronach, Upper Franconia, only machines with compact dimensions that could be used in confined spaces and work without exhaust emissions were considered for this task. An ideal construction site for Wacker Neuson’s zero emission solutions.
Dumpers – also called dump trucks – are very well known in the construction industry and very popular due to their numerous advantages in transporting material. The concept of the “Dual View” Dumper is totally new. In addition to the typical advantages such as flexible application areas, off-road capability and cost advantages, the Dual View Dumpers by Wacker Neuson add one more: a seat and control panel you can rotate by 180 degrees. Stefan Kurzmann, product expert on dumpers at Wacker Neuson, explains in an interview how customers can work even more safely and efficiently with it.