Wacker Neuson developed its modular, rechargeable battery for construction tolls and this is now compatible with equipment made by BOMAG. Customers can benefit from simplified construction site logistics and cost savings when they invest in battery-powered devices. The firms say that this will help with the wider use of emissions-free equipment on construction sites.
This new approach allows users to power different tools, such as rammers and vibratory plates, from the same battery. It means that customers need invest in fewer rechargeable batteries and chargers. The batteries are compatible between tools from Wacker Neuson and BOMAG. According to Wacker Neuson, making this battery technology available to a competitor in the soil compaction equipment market does not present a conflict of interest: “We firmly believe that many more construction sites could be operated without producing any direct exhaust emissions, especially in urban areas,” explained Stefan Pfetsch, managing director of the Wacker Neuson production site in Reichertshofen, the company’s competence center for compaction. “Our interchangeable battery has the potential to power a wide range of construction equipment. By enabling another manufacturer to use our battery, we are further accelerating the adoption of emissions-free construction equipment.”
Wacker Neuson presented the world’s first battery-powered rammer back in 2014. The company currently offers two interchangeable batteries for construction equipment with power capacities of 1,000Wh and 1,400Wh. No comparable interchangeable batteries in this power class are available on the market to date.