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Wacker Neuson ET65

ET65 small turn excavator – powerful and agile

he minimum swing radius ET65 track excavator is powered by an economical 58.6-hp Perkins Tier 4 Final engine. It is one of the strongest machines in its weight class and performs more like a machine in the next size weight class. This 6.5-ton excavator offers one of the smoothest and most powerful hydraulic systems on the market. An in-cab electronic control pattern changeover is standard.

  • The unit’s compact size, high performance and low center of gravity allow this excavator to work in a variety of applications, especially in confined areas.
  • The three-pin bucket linkage system provides best-in-class breakout force of 11,398 pounds of force and optimizes the bucket’s angle of rotation for digging in tough conditions and to keep the load secure in the bucket before dumping
  • Large ergonomically cab design offers operator comfort with 3.5-inch color LCD display, air-ride seat and air conditioning
  • Unmatched visibility of the bucket and entire worksite through large windows and front and side lighting, enhancing jobsite safety
  • A unique tilting operator’s platform and large engine cover are the only two points of access needed to expose all maintenance components.


Economical and powerful


  • Optimal force distribution when excavating and up to 20% more breakaway force: plunge in deeper and excavate more powerfully
  • Less material loss in the bucket due to an expanded angle of rotation of 200 degrees
  • Up to 20% less fuel consumption

Reduced dimensions

  • Significantly lower height and width than comparable competition models
  • Easily master tight construction sites and low passages
  • Higher level of stability due to the low center of gravity
  • Easy to transport


Cabin, sight and operating comfort

  • Innovative solution for the optimal view – boom is offset to the right for an unobstructed view
  • Operator comfort: spacious cabin, air cushioned seat and automatic air-conditioning system
  • Innovative front windshield system: two-part windshield can be slid up and moved - rain roof position
  • LED headlights for optimal illumination

Jog dial system

  • Technology from the automotive sector
  • For the direct control of central functions
  • Intuitive to operate



Operating data 

Shipping weight min. 12,800 lb
Operating weight  13,400 - 15,331 lb
Biting force max.  6,924 lbf
Breakout force max.  11,398 lbf
Digging depth max.  162.4 in
Dumping height  154 x 161.2 in
Digging radius max.  256.1 in
Superstructure slewing speed  9 rev/min
L x W x H  241.6 x 76.8 x 97.6 in

Engine / Motor 

Engine / Motor manufacturer  Perkins
Engine / Motor type  404F-22T
Engine / Motor  liquid-cooled 4-cylinder turbo in-line engine
Displacement  135 in³
RPM / speed  2,400 rpm
Engine performance according to ISO 58.6 hp
Battery  88 CCA
Fuel tank capacity  22.5 US gal

Hydraulic system  

Duty pump  Variable displacement pump and gear pump
Flow rate  45.6 US gpm
Operating pressure for working and driving hydraulics 3,481 psi
Operating pressure swing gear 3,118 psi
Hydraulic oil tank  24.3 US gal


Travel speed max. 3.2 mph
Chain width  15.7 in
Ground clearance  11.2 in

Dozer Blade 

Width  76.8 in
Height  16.7 in
Stroke - Above ground 15.9 in
Stroke - Below ground 16.8 in

Sound level 

Sound level (LwA) according to 2000/14/EC 98 dB(A)
Cabin - specified sound pressure level LpA according to ISO 6394 77 dB(A)