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Wacker Neuson offers industry first 5-year transferable trench roller warranty

Wacker Neuson has announced the industry’s first 5-year bumper-to-bumper transferable warranty on its popular RT trench roller series. This unprecedented warranty covers the entire machine, and because it is administered through Wacker Neuson’s warranty program, it stays with the machine no matter how many times it is resold within the 5-year warranty period.

The 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty is available for all RTx-SC2 rollers sold in Australia starting 1 January 2014. It covers all components except typical wear and maintenance items such as filters, etc. The machine’s serial number is registered through Wacker Neuson and will follow the machine from owner to owner. Any authorized and trained Wacker Neuson dealer in Australia will be able to support the warranty of these units for the full five years, regardless of location and owner generation. For a complete set of details on the official warranty policy from Wacker Neuson please contact your local dealer. 

“This new warranty provides both rental dealers and contractors with peace of mind and much improved predictability of the life cost of the unit. In addition, there is the added benefit of increased resale value,” said Andy Evans, Regional President of Wacker Neuson Australia. “To be able to offer a full warranty to a buyer for an additional two or three years depending on when the machine is sold out of the rental or the contractor’s fleet, is a huge advantage.  Obviously, we have tremendous confidence in this machine to back it completely for five years.”

When Wacker Neuson designed the modern day trench roller over 20 years ago, it offered the industry an unmatched machine designed for reliability and job site protection. “Continuous innovation has always been an integral part of the Wacker Neuson corporate culture,” said Evans, “Since the introduction of the original RT, numerous enhancements have been made to not only offer the best performing trench roller in the market, but also to offer the best available safety features.  At Wacker Neuson we are very proud of the unmatched success and confidence the RT roller continues to enjoy in the market,” added Evans

One of the most important innovations designed for the trench roller has been the infrared-remote control, called Smart Control, which was designed with safety in mind.  The unsurpassed infrared technology requires the operator to maintain line-of-sight at all times, eliminating dangerous blind spots and keeping the job site and its workers better protected.

Wacker Neuson’s trench rollers are designed with a best-in-class maintenance-free lower end that saves time, money and increases the units’ uptime. This maintenance-free lower end includes lifetime lubricated bearings and drive gears with patented lube free exciter gears, exclusive to Wacker Neuson.  There is actually no oil that needs to be changed!  The roller also features a single piece body exciter motor which is a simpler and more durable design.

Most recently, the RT was designed as a two-in-one machine with a new flexible drum that can change the working width of the machine’s drum from 32-inches to 22-inches.  The easy to remove extensions have a central mounting system that protects the bolts from exposure to damage during operation. This is yet another real advantage for rental dealers to get more out of their investment.

Wacker Neuson’s articulated RT has become a job site mainstay for their durability and performance.  The below the axle exciter in each drum allows for the more efficient transfer of compaction energy to the soil providing superior results.  The compact design, low center of gravity, vibration speed and choice of high or low compaction force provide additional versatility making these units ideal for working in trenches and excavations, pipeline and backfill applications as well as compaction of sub bases for foundations, roads and parking lots.


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