Vertical Digging System for uneven terrain grows in popularity

Sloping technology VDS excavators

Uneven terrain conditions can be easily leveled using VDS technology

With the Vertical Digging System (VDS), uneven terrain conditions can be easily leveled. Added productivity and operating comfort, especially when working on slopes, are major benefits of the VDS.

Excavators are usually used where the ground conditions are particularly impassable and uneven: When working on slopes and hillsides, along walls, on curbs or directly next to house walls. During all of this work, man and machine often are working in an inclined position, which is a challenge for both parties.

The economic efficiency of an excavator can quickly drop when performing excavation work on uneven ground conditions, since the excavation does not take place vertically and is dependent on the required excavated material. Working in an inclined seating position when performing the work is also no treat for the operator, because the operator often spends many hours in this uncomfortable and non-ergonomic sitting position.

The Vertical Digging System from Wacker Neuson offers a simple solution for these challenges. It makes it possible to continuously tilt the revolving superstructure by up to 15 degrees at the push of a button from inside the cabin. Slopes of up to 27 percent can therefore be effectively compensated for.

Another advantage: Special attachments, such as the auger, can also work vertically, even on an inclined surface. When using an excavator directly next to wallings, the danger of damaging them is reduced to a minimum.

Wacker Neuson offers the system for many of its tracked excavator models.

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