Martin Anders, product development Radlader Kramer-Werke GmbH, Martin Eppinger, managing director Kramer-Werke GmbH and Gert Reichetseder, managing director Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH at the award ceremony Universal Design Awards 2013 on February 23 in Munich.
The Wacker Neuson ET20 compact excavator (shown) and the Kramer Allrad wheel loader were recognized with an iF Product Design Award 2013 and a Universal Design Award.
Wacker Neuson announces its ET20 compact excavator and the Kramer Allrad wheel loader have both been distinguished with an iF Product Design Award 2013 in the category Special Vehicles and a Universal Design Award. The DT12 crawler-mounted excavator received the Universal Design Award 2013.
The design of the compact wheel loader 650 is characterized by its distinctive alignment — the hood’s contour continues through the cab. The large mudguards lend the wheel loader a robust appearance. This is also true of the machine’s stern, which is dominated by a V-shaped radiator grill. Large cast iron bumpers along the rear edge protect from damage.
The DT12 crawler-mounted dumper with rubber track travelling mechanism is designed to be a maneuverable, all-terrain transport helper. The dumper’s design looks tidy and professional as a result of its full trim (otherwise non-standard in this category of machinery). When opened, the one-piece hood leaves the entire engine space free.
The ET20 compact excavator is characterized by very compact overall dimensions with maximum cab comfort. A low, wide access space in the interior eases operation. The cab frame and chassis form a an exoskeleton that protects against damage. The hood opens wide and leaves sufficient space for maintenance purposes.
For 60 years, the iF Product Design Award has been a recognized trademark for excellent design. The Universal Design Award is an international competition that has been awarded once a year since 2008. All entries submitted are tested by an expert jury and a user jury that examine scope and flexibility of use, simple and intuitive service, safety and error tolerance, inter-culturality and cost-effectiveness.