A new line of articulated compact wheel loaders from Wacker are designed to deliver increased performance and are being positioned as an alternative to skid-steer loaders in the landscape, rental and contractor markets. The units feature a tight 45-degree articulation leading to a tight turning radius that provides increased maneuverability. The WL 18, WL 25 and WL 30 (pictured) compact loaders feature operating weights of 1.8, 2.5 and 3 metric-tons respectively. Featuring a ROPS or canopy work platform, the WL 18 can travel at speeds up to 9.5 mph. The WL 25 features a fully articulated tipping capacity of more than 2,950 pounds when using the standard 0.46 cubic yard bucket. The WL 30 compact wheel loader features a straight load capacity of 4,437 pounds and is powered by a 4-cylinder, 48-hp Perkins diesel engine.All three of the wheel loaders are operator-friendly with roomy operator's platform cabs, ergonomically placed controls and 360-degree views from higher work platforms.