Wacker Neuson is launching two new compact wheeled excavators to the
North American market. According to the company, the 7.1US ton (6.5tonne) 6503
and the 10.5US ton (9.5tonne) 9503 are the most compact wheeled models
available, offering a new class of excavators to the market for a variety of
“The major benefit of the 6503 and 9503 is the mobility, saving time and
money,” said Wacker Neuson compact product manager Jay Baudhuin. “Our wheeled
excavators are the ultimate urban excavator. They are a great alternative to
reduce the time and cost associated with needing a truck and trailer to
transport tracked excavators to and from the jobsite. When working within
approximately a 25mile (40km) radius, it makes more sense to drive the wheeled
excavator than trailer it,” Baudhuin said.
The 6503 can travel at speeds up to 19mph (30km/hour) and with its
compact size is said to be ideal for roadside applications such as ditch work.
The 6503 is powered by a 58.7hp (43.8kW) Yanmar diesel engine and provides a
maximum digging depth of 12feet 7inches (3.8m). This unit is one of the
strongest machines in its weight class and actually performs more like a
machine in the next size weight class, according to Wacker Neuson.
Wacker Neuson’s new 9503 is the largest excavator in the company’s
growing North American fleet. This wheeled excavator can travel at up to 25mph
(40km/hour) and has been designed to allow use where travel is required while
using an attachment, such as moving Jersey barriers along roadside
construction. The 9503 is powered by a 101.8hp (76hp) Deutz diesel engine and
provides a maximum digging depth of 13feet (4m).
Both of Wacker Neuson’s new wheeled excavators feature spacious cabs
with controls designed for easy and comfortable operation. Service is also made
convenient with a cab that tilts, large covers and overall easy access