The Kramer wheel loader KL18.5 while having a road trip with a straw bale.

Wheel loader KL18.5 - Stacking what the machine has been holding

KL18.5 impresses with its special refinements: Additional weights, called “Smart Ballast” at Kramer, which can simply be attached to the rear of the machine, enable an adjustment of the weight and thus the tipping load. By removing the weight, easy transport on a 3.5 t trailer is possible.

Wheel loader KL18.5

Benefits at a glance

  • Smart Ballast: The additional weights weigh a total of 100 kg. Each of the eight weights weighs a portable 12.5 kg
  • Easy trailer transport: Due to low weight, the machine, without Smart Ballast, weighs only 2,620 kg
  • High lifting forces: Commercially available pallets can be moved easily with a lifting force of 37 kN
  • Environmentally friendly engine technology: A 35 kW engine with exhaust stage V, as well as DOC and DPF
  • Convincing overall package: The perfect combination of constant payload, undivided frame and absolute compactness


Additional weights "Smart Ballast

  • Reduction of the transport weight of the machine by removing the additional weights
  • Increased payload or tipping load when used with Smart Ballast
  • Easy removal and insertion of weights due to division into several handy blocks
Reduction of transport weight

All-wheel steering

  • High stability even with full steering angle thanks to the undivided frame
  • Maximum maneuverability thanks to steering angles of up to 40° on the front and rear axles
  • Steady payload regardless of steering angle for constant leverage ratios
The steering types of the Kramer wheel loader KL60.8.

360° visibility

  • Excellent 360° visibility thanks to large glass panels and narrow cab pillars
  • Panoramic front windshield for an optimal view of the attachment
Kramer wheel loaders have 360° all-round visibility.

Color-coded toggle switch for hydraulic, electric, driving and safety functions.

  • Quick operator familiarization when switching drivers
  • Increased safety, as the risk of mistakenly confusing switches is minimized
  • Cross-model operating concept for easy fleet management

Easy maintenance access

  • Easy access to the engine compartment thanks to the wide-opening engine hood
  • Optimal accessibility of all important components for checking fill levels
  • Quick implementation of service work due to upright-mounted filters and additional maintenance openings
Easy access to the engine compartment through the wide-opening engine bonnet

Further Highlights

Less strain due to the automatic activation of the load stabiliser at high speeds

Load stabilizer with three operating modes

  • Load stabilizer automatically activated at high speeds to reduce wear and tear
  • Automatic deactivation at low speeds for precise control of the loading system
  • Relieving the operator with the automatic function
Comfortable feeling of space due to wide glass surfaces

Panoramic glazing

  • Optimum visibility over the entire stroke range
  • Pleasant feeling of space due to generous glass surfaces
The suspended pedals with the combined brake-inch pedal allow for precise manoeuvring, even at high engine speed.

Combined brake inching pedal

  • Simple and safe operation with combined brake inching pedal
  • Wear-free control of the operating speed even at high engine speeds
  • Maximum work hydraulics even at low operating speeds
Easy and quick coupling and uncoupling of attachments

Pressure release of 3rd control circuit

  • Quick and hassle-free coupling and uncoupling of attachments with auxiliary hydraulic functions while the engine is running
  • Convenient pressure release thanks to optimally placed pushbutton on the loading system
  • Saves time when changing hydraulically operated attachments
  • Please note that the product range may vary depending on the country.

  • The technical data of the products may vary accordingly with the selection of different options.


Brochure Wheel and telescopic wheel loaders KL12.5/KL14.5/KL18.5/KL19.5/KL25.5/KL25.5T