Wacker Neuson’s new ST27 CTL is built for tight spaces and ease of transport

By Jenny LescohierApril 26, 2023

Wacker Neuson ST27 CTL The ST27 is now the smallest in Wacker Neuson’s family of four compact track loaders

Wacker Neuson introduces the 7,350-lb. ST27, the smallest compact track loader in its line, built for work in tight spaces and ease of transport.

Joining a family of three other machines, the largest being the 10,677-lb. ST50, the new machine has a rated operating capacity (ROC) of 1,890 lbs. (@35% of tip).

Powered by a 74-horsepower Kohler KDI 2504 turbocharged engine, the ST27 is compact, measuring 60 in. wide and under 80 in. in height, while offering what the company says is a best-in-class dump height of 36.5 in. The vertical-lift ST27 offers a hinge pin height of 120 in. and dump height of 94.3 in.

Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas last month, Wacker Neuson’s ST27 features a two-speed standard travel drive that offers 9.1 miles per hour for faster cycle times. Enhancing the driving experience is a standard auto-shifting two-speed drive system which can be active or disabled, based on the application. The auto feature engages in and out of the two speeds based on joystick input and eliminates the need for the operator to make manual shifts.

The vertical loader arm linkage is designed to maximize visibility to the rear. The shape of the rear linkage aligns with the cab posts in the operator’s line of site in order to minimize visual obstructions, creating a better view to the rear. Additionally, the dedicated track frame design allows for a lower profile loader arm orientation, improving side visibility.

The cab includes a 5.7-inch color display and controls to meet the operator’s preferences. The selectable EH joystick controls allow the operator to toggle between ISO and H-Pattern via a switch in the cab, and the large display makes it easy to adjust the joystick sensitivity and machine response settings for a fully customizable operating experience.

For service accessibility, the cab fully tips forward with the loader arms down, providing complete access to all maintenance components.

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