How To Choose Between Wacker Neuson’s Compact Loaders
Skid Steers vs Track Loaders
Wacker Neuson’s line of compact loaders includes both skid steers and track loaders. Each loader was built to increase the versatility and maneuverability of all previous models.
Both skid steers and track loaders can be used for construction, landscaping, forestry, and agricultural applications. As such, determining what type of Wacker Neuson compact loader you should invest in is very important because each machine was designed to perform best in certain conditions.
Skid Steer Loaders
Wacker Neuson designed their line of skid steer loaders to bring power and efficiency to any jobsite. Given a powerful motor and hydraulics system, the skid steers have optimum operating capacity and performance. They also are compact enough to operate in tight spaces without losing any power or productivity.
Skid steers excel in applications where the ground conditions are firm and higher travel speed is required. Skid steer performance is at its max when used on concrete and asphalt. But harsher ground conditions, like rocky or debris-filled landscapes, it is better to use a skid steer because track loaders can experience accelerated wear.
Wacker Neuson skid steers weigh less than the traditional track loaders, making them easier to transport, often with less time and cost.
Wacker Neuson created their track loaders with high performance and operating capacity in mind. With advanced power and torque, the track loaders have increased speed and lift height, making it ideal for digging and loading with ease.
Wacker Neuson designed their track loaders to increase jobsite versatility and maneuverability on uneven terrain. The wide base of the tracks over more traction and stability, making compact track loaders most productive on loose, wet, muddy, snowy conditions and slopes.
The tracks on the compact loader also cause less disruption to the ground, thoroughly reducing site clean-up time compared to a skid steer.
Which Loader is Right for You?
Before deciding which compact loader to use, you need to ask yourself two questions: what are your jobsite applications and what are the site conditions? By answering these questions, you can easily determine which machine is better for you.
Advantages and disadvantages aside, the decision of skid steer or track loader is one that’s individualized, and boils down to each unique company, its projects and its primary focus.
Norris Sales is your Authorized Dealer
As an authorized dealer, Norris Sales offers Wacker Neuson rental, sales and parts at our headquarters in Conshohoken, PA and our secondary facility in Sicklerville, NJ.
With a variety of compact skid steer AND track loader models to choose from, our staff will help you find the perfect Wacker Neuson loader to fit your project's needs! Contact a representative today!