New Holland took advantage of the Bauma 2010 exhibition to
unveil the first three models of its new range of wheeled
excavators: WE150, WE170 and WE190. With operating weights
ranging from 15 to 20.4 tonnes, the new models cover the
segments that together account for 75% of the European market.
This launch also sees the introduction of the new naming for a
series that stands out for its reliability, performance and stability.
EFFICIENCY AND CONTROLLABILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPSWITH
THE WE SERIES NEW JOYSTICKS
The new joysticks feature a longer stroke, which significantly
enhances controllability and smooth operation. This, taken
together with the comfortable and safe grip provided by their
new ergonomic design, allows for longer work times with greatly
The right joystick provides operators with a feature unique
to New Holland that maximizes their comfort, productivity and
safety. The innovative slider control for the blade and stabilizers
provides independent and proportional control. This offers
operators the possibility for simultaneous and independent
blade-and-stabilizer operation while working with the
attachment, and they control it all on the right joystick.
A slider control for rotating clamshell or tilting bucket
operation is now available as an option on the left joystick. This
new feature, developed in response to feedback from the
company’s customers, added to the right joystick functionalities
means that the operator has full control of all working
operations in his hands.
WE150 & WE170: PRECISION AND STABILITY IN A COMPACT
PACKAGE FOR URBAN JOBSITES
The two models at the lower end of the range, WE150 Compact
and WE170 Compact, are ideal for the infrastructure and
residential industries where urban jobsites often require the
ability to work in very tight spaces.
The new triple articulation boom with the positioning
cylinder moved to the front lightens the weight of the
attachment and optimizes weight distribution. This results in
outstanding lifting capacity, smooth operation and best-in-class
The shortest tail swing radius in the industry for this
category, together with the new boom, gives these two models
the capability to offer top performances in the tightest jobsites.
Tested stability: customers who test-drove the new models
confirmed their outstanding stability while appreciating the
exceptional controllability and lifting performance of the most
compact machine in its category thanks to the shortest tail
swing radius in the industry.
WE190: POWER AND STABILITY COMBINED WITH VERSATILITY
FOR THE BIGGER JOBSITES
The WE190 is an asset for the larger urban and road jobsites. Its
versatility and performance make it an excellent complement to
crawler excavators when greater road mobility is required.
The WE190 is designed for stability and performance. The
longer structure with better positioning of the centre of gravity,
thanks to optimized stress distribution and usage of high quality
steel plates, results in outstanding stability.
Recovery and cushioning systems on the cylinders eliminate
bumps and shocks to the structure when the pistons reach their
New Holland launches new WE Series wheeled excavators at Bauma exhibition
Wider axles are available as option to take the undercarriage
to a width of 2.75m, further increasing stability if needed.
All these features add up to exceptional dynamic stability on
all terrains that enables the operator to make the most of the
machine’s outstanding lifting capacity in full safety.
The simplified layout of all vital components under the side
panels is designed to make inspections, maintenance and
servicing easy, with consequent reduction in operating costs.
THE WE SERIES SETS NEW STANDARDS IN SAFETY
In addition to the exceptional stability guaranteed by the design
of the new models, numerous features in the WE Series take
safety to a new level. The integrated ROPS and standard FOPS
offer 360° protection for the operator in case of a roll-over and
against falling materials. The tilting console provides ample space
for the operator to enter and exit the cab safely. Outstanding
all-round visibility further contributes to these machines’ safe
operation. Good access to all service points enhances safety
during maintenance operations.