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Wacker Neuson ET16


The most spacious and yet compact of the 1.5t class

The ET16 offers the most powerful drive and largest cab in its class, plus offers flexibility when there is little space to operate. The swivel boom provides the ability to excavate near buildings and job site obstructions, while maintaining great visibility. The ability to move the machine with a small trailer from site to site makes it perfect for landscape projects. Fast transport speeds gets you from place to place on the job site to complete more tasks in less time.

  • Load sensing hydraulic system (LUDV) ensures consistent flow regardless of RPM or load changes, providing excellent results when precision matters.
  • Large engine hood and removable covers for easy service access.
  • Spacious and comfortable cab offers superb all-around visibility as well as leg and headroom.
  • Compact footprint is enhanced with telescopic undercarriage and folding dozer blade extension.
  • Standard auxiliary hydraulics for easy operation of various attachment tools.

Efficient travel speed

  • Second travel speed is standard equipment
  • Saves time in daily work – change of positions with 2.5 mph/4 km/h.
new cab interior design with extra-large legroom

The comfort cab

  • Maximum freedom of movement due to extra-large legroom.
  • Ergonomically designed armrests and seat position.
  • High quality finishing.
  • Optimum visibility of the working areas.
  • Two-part windshield
  • Comfortable seat and cabin heating for even longer working hours without physical restrictions.
  • Windshield wiper for keeping the perfect overview at all times.

Car trailer transport

  • Due to its compact size and a transport weight of below 1.7 tons, the ET16 can be transported on a car trailer.
car trailer transportation due to small size and weight
Extendable telescopic chassis - ET16

Extendable telescopic undercarriage

  • Optionally adjustable width of the undercarriage from 38.6 to 51.2 inches (990 to 1300 mm.)
  • Manages narrow passages with no problems and easy access to hard to access job sites.


Operating data 

Shipping weight min. 3,090.9 lb
Operating weight  3,370.83 - 3,791.91 lb
Biting force max.  1,776 lbf
Breakout force max.  3,439.6 lbf
Digging depth max.  95 in
Dumping height  93.3 - 99.1 in
Digging radius max.  152.01 in
Superstructure slewing speed  9.8 rev/min
L x W x H  143 x 39 x 90 in

Engine / Motor 

Engine / Motor manufacturer  Yanmar
Engine / Motor type  3TNV80F
Engine / Motor  Water-cooled 3-cylinder diesel engine
Displacement  68 in³
RPM / speed  2,200 rpm
Engine performance acc. to ISO 17.6 hp
Battery  44 CCA
Fuel tank capacity  25.3 US gal

Hydraulic system  

Duty pump  Gear pump
Flow rate  8.7 US gpm
Operating pressure for working and traction hydraulics 2,901 psi
Operating pressure Slewing gear 1,885.5 psi


Travel speed  2.54 mph
Chain width  9.1 in
Ground clearance  7.1 in

Dozer Blade 

Width (folded in) 39 in
Height  8.5 in
Stroke max., above ground 9.3 in
Stroke max., below ground 10.6 in

Sound level 

Sound level (LwA) acc. to 2000/14/EC 93 dB(A)
Cabin - specified sound pressure level LpA  79 dB(A)