Wacker Neuson is introducing an emissions-free, cordless, battery-powered vibratory rammer, the first in the industry it says, at the World of Concrete next week. Using lithium-ion battery technology, the AS50e is designed for commercial interior construction or renovation projects, for use in poorly ventilated areas including trenches or in sound-sensitive areas such as hospitals.

The AS50e utilizes a quick, push-button start, and is designed to be easy to guide along walls. The guide handle is designed specifically for the rammer and results in low hand-arm vibration for the operator. The unit is quieter than engine-driven rammers, making it useful for noise-sensitive applications as well as protecting the operator from noise and CO emissions. Because the machine requires no power cable during operations, the operator’s movement while compacting is uninhibited.

The AS50e weighs 154.5 pounds and hits at a percussion rate of 680 blows per minute. The battery is separate from the rammer and can be replaced in a few quick steps without additional tools. The AS50e joins Wacker Neuson’s line of 2-cycle, 2-cycle oil-injected, 4-cycle and diesel models.

Wacker Neuson will be in Booth 031806.