Doosan Bobcat showcased a fully electric Bobcat T7X compact track loader at the Consumer Electronics Show.
“Doosan Bobcat is at the forefront of innovation, and we are proud to launch the all-electric technology of the T7X to help customers maximize both durability and productivity,” said Scott Park, president / CEO, in a prepared statement.
The Bobcat T7X CTL is fully battery powered, and the company said it was designed to be more productive from scratch with electric drive and propulsion, quieter with high performance torque, and “more powerful than n any diesel track loader. which never existed before her … “
“This machine is a technological achievement for Bobcat and for the entire industry,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation. “We challenged the status quo to deliver a fully electric connected machine designed for power and performance that was not possible before. We are excited to share this breakthrough with the world and proud of the hard work that has gone into making it a reality. “
The traditional hydraulic work group has been completely replaced by an electric drive system consisting of electric cylinders and electric drive motors, which means virtually no fluid. It uses 1 liter of environmentally friendly coolant compared to 57 gallons of coolant in its diesel / hydraulic equivalent model, according to Bobcat. The all-electric platform allows instant power and peak torque available at every operating speed. The operator no longer has to wait for the standard hydraulic system to build up power, according to the company.
The CTL is powered by a 62 kW lithium-ion battery from technology partner Green Machine Equipment, Inc. The company said the battery will support up to four hours of continuous operation and a full day of operation in intermittent use. A power management system is programmed to sense when loads increase, automatically saving power when not needed to conserve total power consumption and extend machine runtime.
Doosan Bobcat has worked with Moog, a global developer of motion control components and systems, to accelerate the pace of research and development of the T7X’s electronic control capabilities.
“Like Doosan Bobcat, we believe that electrification, automation and connectivity go hand in hand,” John Scannell, president and CEO of Moog, said in a statement. “We are proud to partner with Doosan Bobcat and bring our full set of electrification capabilities, including intelligent hardware and software, to the world’s first all-electric loader. The T7X is an exciting step forward for the construction industry.