WL28 Articulated Wheel Loader - Canopy or Cabin

SKU 1000345025 Category Tag

Tight space conditions on the construction site, but nevertheless can still transport high loads – the ideal application for the WL28. Pallets with paving stones or other transport goods up to 1600 kg are easily mastered by the WL28 and, thanks to compact dimensions and a low passage height of less than 2.3 m, it can go almost anywhere. If the access to the work area is even narrower and lower, the WL28 is optionally also available with the manually or hydraulically lowerable operator’s canopy (EPS).

– Powerful and flexible: Universally applicable machine thanks to very good performances with tipping load, lifting force and lift height

– Easy to transport: Due to the low weight, the WL28 is suitable for transport via car trailer.

– Everything in view: The low front carriage allows for a very good view of the work area.

– Open service access to hydraulics, engine and air cleaner through fold-down driver’s canopy – shortens the maintenance and therefore also downtimes.

– Powerful hydraulics with many options: Highflow allows for the operation of attachments such as snow blowers.

Operator’s canopyCabin*

Engine / Motor

Engine / Motor manufacturer PerkinsPerkins
Engine / Motor model 404 D-22404 D-22
Cylinder 44
Engine performance 35.7 kW35.7 kW
at rpm (max.)2,600 rpm2,600 rpm
Displacement 2,216 cm³2,216 cm³
Coolant type WaterWater

Electrical system

Operating voltage 12 V12 V
Battery capacity77 Ah77 Ah
Alternator 65 A65 A


Operating weight3,050 kg3,120 kg
Tipping load with bucket – machine straight1,985 kg2,388 kg
Tipping load with bucket – machine at angle1,669 kg2,011 kg
Tipping load with pallet fork – machine straight1,656 kg1,981 kg
Tipping load with pallet fork – machine at angle1,392 kg1,677 kg

Vehicle data

Bucket capacity Standard bucket0.42 m³0.42 m³
Traction driveHydrostatic via universal joint shaftHydrostatic via universal joint shaft
Axles PA940PA940
Drivers cab (optional)FSD (EPS, cabin)Cabin
Speed (optional)0-20 (28) km/h0-20 (28) km/h
Speed level 22
Standard tires 12-16.5 EM ET0305/70 R 16.5 ET0 Alliance Multi-use 550

Hydraulic system

Driving hydraulics – operating pressure450 bar450 bar
Operating hydraulics – operating pressure220 bar220 bar
Operating hydraulics – discharge capacity49.4 L/min49.4 L/min
Operating hydraulics – discharge capacity (optional up to)58.5 L/min58.5 L/min

Filling capacities

Fuel tank capacity50 L50 L
Engine oil8 L8 L
Hydraulic oil tank30 L30 L
Coolant9 L9 L

Sound level

Guaranteed sound power level LwA101 dB(A)101 dB(A)
Specified sound pressure level LpA82 dB(A)82 dB(A)
Standard bucket = digging bucket, 1,350 mm width
FSD = Operator’s canopy
EPS = Easy Protection System (fold-down operator’s canopy)
Tipping load calculation according to ISO 14397-EN474-3
*Equipment version (cabin, counterweight floor plate 97 kg, tires 305/70 R 16.5 ET0 Alliance Multiuse 550)

The articulated pendulum joint

The guarantee for the best possible stability and maneuverability. Due to the joint, all four wheels remain in constant contact with the ground and the machine moves with maximum traction. In addition, the machine is therefore uniquely maneuverable. It is therefore possible to turn curves at an angle of up to 45° degrees.

Inch brake pedal

– Full power for the hydraulics and at the same time reducing the travel speed: To do this, you only need one pedal with the Wacker Neuson wheel loaders.

– You can regulate both mechanical as well as hydraulic braking (“inching”) via the brake-inch pedal.

– The advantages are obvious: less wear of the service brake and optimal power distribution of the engine output.

No pressure on inch brake pedal: full power for the drive system
Slightly depressed brake-inch pedal: The speed is reduced, more power to the work hydraulics.
Further depressed brake-inch pedal: The speed is reduced further, even more power to the work hydraulics
Further depressed brake-inch pedal: The wheel loader stands still, full power to the work hydraulics


– Transport easily with the car trailer thanks to a shipping weight of about 3,000 kg and compact dimensions in width and length

Choose your driver’s cabin

All three driver’s cabins are perfectly designed for the requirements of everyday construction site life and meet high safety standards.

The cabin

– Comfortably equipped.

– A high degree of ergonomics allow for fatigue-free work – for hours.

– Corresponds to the current European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) according to ROPS and FOPS protection.

– Multifunctional joystick.

– Air conditioning system is optional.


Fixed operator’s canopy

– State of the art safety: Operator’s canopy with restraint system

– The operator is optimally protected by the lateral metal bracket

– Corresponds to the current European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) according to ROPS and FOPS protection


Fold-down operator’s canopy (EPS)

– Manually lowerable operator’s canopy.

– Through lowering, the machine can also manage low passages of less than 2m.

– Corresponds to the current European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) according to ROPS and FOPS protection.


– Easy service access to hydraulics, engine and air filter for quick maintenance and shorter downtimes – this saves money.

– The driver’s canopy is tilted with a few moves.

– Easy to open service flaps.



Two lift cylinders

– For even more stability of the loading system, all wheel loaders from Wacker Neuson are equipped with two lift cylinders.

– The hydraulic power is thus optimally distributed to the load arm.


Differential lock

– The 100% connectable differential lock engages in order to work reliably on difficult terrain.

– The result: maximum shear forces with excellent ground grip.

– During normal driving, the lock is not connected. This protects the tires from wear.


Everything runs perfectly if the wheel loader and tires are optimally matched to the substrate and application area. Four treads are available to choose from at Wacker Neuson:

RP tread: Suitable for application on lawns. The ground is not disturbed due to the large contact surface.
AS tread: With tapered slats that are suitable for particularly greasy and heavily soiled floors.
EM tread: With almost parallel slats for loose grounds like sand, gravel or crushed stone. This type of tire achieves a large contact surface, thereby achieving a high shear force transmission and is very quiet on the road.
MPT tread: Offers the perfect combination of good traction in uneven terrain as well as quick road crossings.

MTP Gold Medal 2017
The wheel loader WL28 received the “MTP Gold Medal” at the Polish Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Fair, Gardenia 2017. This prize is awarded to particularly innovative products.