The leading heavy equipment manufacturer from South Korea, Doosan Bobcat has officially introduced its newest product, the T7X. The product is claimed to be the world's first fully electric-based compact track loader.
With a battery capacity of 62 kW, the T7X track loader is powerful enough to last a whole day at work and eliminate almost all fuel and hydraulic costs.
Scott Park, CEO of Doosan Bobcat, Inc. said that Doosan Bobcat has been at the forefront of innovation by introducing the all-electric T7X technology to help customers maximize sustainability and productivity.
“Our focus remains on providing solutions and products that empower people to achieve more and build a better world,” Scott said.
Thanks to its powerful lithium-ion battery supplied by Green Machine Equipment, the T7X is able to remove hydraulics to power its working system using exclusively electric power.
By ditching the diesel engine, the track loader is claimed to be much quieter and vibrates much less than a traditional skid steer. The T7X is also capable of reducing diesel emissions while saving the operator's fuel, oil and diesel exhaust costs, as well as costs associated with hydraulic maintenance.
According to Doosan Bobcat, this machine can operate continuously for up to four hours and even up to a full working day. That gets help from an intelligent power management system, which is programmed to sense when the load is increasing or decreasing and automatically turning off the T7X's power, helping the battery last as long as possible.
T7X's first customer was Sunbelt Rentals, the leading rental company in North America with more than 1,025 locations. Sunbelt Rentals has committed to a significant investment in a large fleet, which will be available to customers this year.
Joel Honeyman, Doosan Bobcat's Vice President of Global Innovation said that this machine is a technological achievement for Bobcat and for the entire industry.
“We are excited to share this progress with the world and proud of the hard work that has gone into making it happen.”
Reportedly, the manufacturer will also release a variety of other heavy equipment to complete its series of electricity-based products.