Equipment spotlight: Wacker Neuson’s 5055 compact wheel loader
By Riley SimpsonDecember 15, 2021
Compact wheel loaders have made their name by offering good production and efficiency in a smaller, more manageable package.
This month, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 is featuring these machines and their impact on jobsites – here’s our roundup of the latest models for contractors to consider in 2022.
Weighing in at 7,936.6 lbs, this compact machine offers upgraded maneuverability over its larger counterparts, and the model’s long wheelbase ensures smooth driving and easy handling for operators even across rough terrain, according to Wacker Neuson.
The 47-horsepower 5055 has counterweights located far behind the rear axle for higher payloads and more stability – even while turning – and the loader comes with four-wheel drive steering.
The machine’s design features placement of components for easy access and serviceability, and the engine cover lifts high to give ready access to all the unit’s service points.
In terms of operator comfort, Wacker Neuson said the 5055’s cockpit is spacious with a functional layout.
When considering using attachments with the 5055, contractors can easily and efficiently switch out accessories with the model’s hydraulically operated, universal-style quick hitch, and operators don’t need to leave their seat to change attachments, according to the manufacturer.
This model, along with the rest of Wacker Neuson’s lineup, will most readily be found at your local equipment rental company.