Wacker Neuson Provides Battery Operated Equipment with Zero Emissions

With the newest innovative battery-powered, zero emission products, Wacker Neuson is changing the way contractors can work indoors and outdoors.

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Wacker Neuson’s battery-powered rammers, plates, and backpack vibrator are real game changers. These zero-emission compaction and concrete consolidation products provide an alternative power source for indoor applications and jobsites with noise and emission guidelines. Plus, the same battery system can be used to power all seven products across the three product lines.

The heart of the AS50e and AS60e rammers, the AP1840e and AP1850e plate series, and the ACBe backpack vibrator is Wacker Neuson’s BP1000 lithium-ion battery. One system, including battery and charger, is designed to easily exchange between all products. The BP1000 can be inserted into any product without the need of special tools. No cords and no fumes mean the operator can move around the jobsite freely and is no longer exposed to heat, exhaust fumes, and engine noise. The smart-battery technology is designed to recognize what product it is powering, providing for the most efficient operation. Additionally, there is no liquid fuel source to spill during refueling, transportation, and operation.

Wacker Neuson’s BP1000 maintenance-free battery uses an easy push button start and provides constant power output over the entire discharge phase, providing full compaction and consolidation performance from the first to last minute of work. Under typical working conditions, two batteries with a charger can fulfill the needs of a standard working day. Should the battery need to be changed, it can be easily removed without tools and replaced with a charged battery within a few simple steps. 

Wacker Neuson’s zero emission compaction products are an ideal solution for commercial interior construction or renovation projects; for use in poorly ventilated areas, including trenches and tunnels, or in sound-sensitive areas such as hospitals and schools. As the technological leader in the rammer industry, Wacker Neuson was able to take the best performance characteristics of the rammer, percussion system, and ramming shoe and adapt it to the AS rammer series, allowing users to experience similar compaction results of the engine powered units, but with zero emissions.

The battery-powered AP plate series is available with or without a water tank for soil and asphalt compaction. Like the rammer, the plates offer a new solution for contractors and rental centers looking for a cordless, emission-free plate compactor for a variety of applications. These are the only single-direction plates on the market without a V-belt. The virtually maintenance-free electric motor is mounted directly on the baseplate, which requires fewer wear parts and reduces service time when compared to a gas or diesel engine, contributing to the low total cost of ownership.

The battery-powered ACBe is a portable backpack vibration system that is ideal for the consolidation of thick interior concrete slabs with or without reinforcing steel. The three-part modular system consists of the backpack with integrated converter, the removable/replaceable battery and the internal vibrator. The on/off switch is easily accessible on the shaft and will shut off the motor in the head, but not the battery, which allows the operator to pause for 30 minutes during the consolidation process without needing to restart the battery.

Wacker Neuson has dominated the soil and asphalt compaction and concrete consolidation markets in North America for 60 over years.