Wacker Neuson is expanding its utility track loader lineup with the launch of the SM60 and SM120, which complements the launch of the SM100 in late 2021. These versatile, stand-on utility track loaders are designed for operator comfort, ease of operation and to reduce maintenance costs and total cost of ownership.
These utility track loaders (also called mini skid steers or compact utility loaders) are designed for landscaping projects, light site work, grading, auguring, general material handling and much more. The step-up and go concept makes operating the SM series of machines easy to use and extremely productive.
The smallest in the series is the new SM60. This unit is ideal for rental and homeowner applications. It is powered by a 26.5-horsepower Kohler Command Pro EFI gasoline engine, which is easy to start, fuel efficient and easy to service. The SM60 is designed for smaller, DIY jobs with 7.1-inch wide tracks and an overall machine width of 35.5 inches. It has a rated operating capacity at 35% of 600 pounds, travel speed up to 3.9 miles per hour and hinge pin height of 75.6 inches to reach into truck beds and dumpsters. Weighing in at only 2,760 pounds, this machine is easy tow. The SM60, with all its versatility is a great choice for the weekend warrior who needs to complete a to-do list.
The largest in the series is the SM120, designed for the professional who needs to lift, move and place more during their landscape, tree service and site work. Powered by a 24.7-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine, the SM120 has a rated operating capacity at 35% of 1,226 pounds and a travel speed up to 5.2 miles per hour, providing fast cycle times. The 41-inch wide machine is equipped with 11-inch wide tracks providing ultra-low ground pressure to greatly reduce turf and soft ground disturbance, while also enhancing traction and stability for hill operation. The SM120 also features an optimized radial path design that provides vertical path performance with best-in-class hinge pin height of 85.6 inches, which allows for dumping into high-sided trailers, truck beds and dumpers.
A suite of features have also been incorporated into the SM120 to further enhance the machines productivity. The QuipGrip proportional auxiliary hydraulic controls mounted on the grip allows the operator to operate all three controls simultaneously to reduce cycle times. The SM120 is the first machine in this class to feature ride control. Ride control provides hydraulic cushioning to the lift arms to reduce material spillage and provide a smoother ride. Operators can easily engage and disengage ride control via a grip-mounted button. Completing the productivity package is the 14-pin attachment control that offers enhanced controllability for complex hydraulic attachments, such as snow blowers.
Common features to all of Wacker Neuson’s SM family of utility track loaders include the large, spring-suspended operator platform with ergonomic padding that offers comfort and stability for the driver. An operator presence system prevents accidental movement of the lift arm and travel functions when the operator steps off the platform. Additionally, the overall design with sloped hood offers superior visibility and the fine-tuned, forward angled joysticks position the operator’s hands in a neutral position, reducing fatigue. Front-mounted coolers eliminates hot or dirty air from blowing across the operator’s legs, improving overall comfort.
With the expansion of utility track loaders to include the SM60, SM100 and SM120, Wacker Neuson is able to meet the needs of all its dealer and end user customers. Like Wacker Neuson’s skid steer line, the utility track loaders were designed and are manufactured at the company’s Menomonee Falls, Wis. facility and are sold in the United States and Canada through the company’s network of dealers.