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Liebherr extends electric excavator range

Liebherr has announced the introduction of two new local zero emission excavators: the R 976-E and R 980 SME-E electric crawler excavators The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction. The latest electric excavators to be developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France, they are not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. Robustly designed and capable of withstanding extreme conditions, they weigh…

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Charging ahead in technician training

The shift to electrification requires more than switching to zero exhaust machines – the whole supply chain needs to be empowered to optimise these game-changing construction solutions. To ease the transition, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is going above and beyond in supporting equipment rental company Loxam to make the most of their new electric acquisitions. Following the arrival of 18 Volvo ECR25 Electric machines in the Loxam rental branches located across France, Volvo CE is carrying out thorough training sessions to ensure these electric compact excavators are offering the best possible value to…

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Komatsu charged with battery

Komatsu has signed a collaboration agreement with Proterra Inc to receive the supply of Proterra’s industry-leading battery systems with the aim of having Komatsu electrify its small and medium-sized hydraulic excavators. Komatsu plans to advance the PoC (Proof of Concept) tests starting in 2021 and enter commercial production of its electric excavators in 2023 to 2024. Proterra is a leader in commercial vehicle electrification technology. Through its Proterra Powered program, the company delivers its battery systems and electrification solutions to help heavy-duty and commercial vehicle manufacturers around the world electrify…

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JCB electric lights up Northern Ireland

A leading plant hire firm has bought the first JCB electric mini excavator in Northern Ireland. Coleraine-based CP Hire has taken delivery of the JCB 19C-1E model – part of the JCB E-TECH range of fully electric, zero emissions equipment – which is set to transform the company’s ability to offer plant for operation in factories and food processing facilities. Supplied by dealer Dennison JCB, the machine is currently being showcased to CP Hire’s rental customers across the country to fully demonstrate the significant benefits which the electric mini excavator…

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JCB’s latest steps on Road to Zero

UK construction equipment giant has established itself as the front-runner in the electrification of construction equipment with the launch of a number of important new products. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the company hosted a virtual press event during which it unveiled a new electric telescopic handler, electric powered site dumper and a pair of new charging solutions. These latest products mark the latest step on JCB’s ongoing “Road to Zero” emissions started by the electric mini excavator launched in 2019; and the electric dumpster unveiled earlier this year. Diggers…

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Extending JCB’s electric reach

JCB has lanched its first ever electric Loadall model as the expansion of its E-TECH range of zero-emissions machines gathers pace. More than 43 years after the company pioneered the concept of telescopic handlers, the wraps have now come off the 525-60E, a full electric version of the popular Loadall. Designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine, the 525-60E offers a zero-emissions load handling solution to construction, industrial and agricultural customers. JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope: “JCB has taken a pioneering lead in the move…

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Pushing the envelope

JCB might be a relative newcomer tot he site dumper sector. But JCB is continuing to push the envelope in dumper design, this time with the launch of its first ever electric site dumper with the unveiling of a one tonne high-tip model powered by lithium-ion battery technology. Designed to work indoors, underground and in emissions-sensitive areas, the 1TE electric dumper is an ideal partner for JCB’s market-leading 19C-1E electric mini excavator. The 1T-E site dumper is a durable, compact machine with a full steel skip and heavy-duty articulated chassis.…

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Leading the charge

JCB is launching a range of power packs to support its growing line of fully electric machinery – offering zero-emissions electrical back-up to remote and urban construction projects. The JCB power pack range will be available with a choice of four or eight automotive quality, maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries. There is no requirement for daily checks, making them ideal for rental companies and contractors. The batteries’ depth of discharge is optimised to prolong the battery health and even after 2,000 full charge and discharge cycles (expected to be over 10 years),…

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Join us for an Electric Exclusive!

Way back in March, Diggers and Dozers got to see a prototype electric mini excavator from Chinese manufacturer, XCMG. Sadly, due to the COVID crisis, we heard nothing more about it. However, the manufacturer has now released a new video that provides more details of an impressive-looking machine (which features a guest appearance from Diggers and Dozers founder Mark Anthony). In this exclusive LiveStream, we will be showing that film for the first time. We hope you can join us at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 21 September 2020.

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