Wacker Neuson Offers Industry-First 5-Year Transferable Trench Roller Warranty

Warranty covers the entire machine and stays in force no matter how many times it is resold within five years.

Wacker Neuson has announced the industry’s first 5-year bumper-to-bumper transferable warranty on its popular RT trench roller series. Wacker Neuson has announced the industry’s first 5-year bumper-to-bumper transferable warranty on its popular RT trench roller series.

The 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 rollers sold in the United States and Canada starting October 1, 2013.

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 the U.S. and Canada 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 Johannes Schulze Vohren, vice president and managing director Wacker Neuson Corporation. “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.”

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, the company says. 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 Wacker says 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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