10 electric machines to see at IRE
By Lewis Tyler16 May 2023
For many exhibitors at the International Rental Exhibition 2023, alternative power will be a key theme. This will be reflected on the stands of the sold out show, with a wide range of electric equipment expected to be showcased.
With that in mind, here is a selection of electric machines that visitors to the event can expect to see.
EC18 Electric mini excavator
Part of its latest line of electric equipment, Volvo CE will show its EC18 Electric mini excavator. Described as easy to operate, the 1.8 tonne excavator is powered by a Volvo D0.9A engine and can last up to 6 hours of work per charge depending on the environment and task at hand.
The on-board charger, which supplies a 3kW power output to the batteries, charges the machine from 0% to 100% in as little as 6 hours, according to the company. For faster charging, the EC18 Electric comes with a range of optional fast off-board chargers that can charge the EC18 Electric from 0 to 80% in up to 1 hour 15 minutes.
Its variable undercarriage retracts to less than 1m and expands up to 1.35m, allowing it to squeeze into the tightest of areas, while the machine’s design ensures the right frame corner, swing post and cylinder stay within the tracks’ width, resulting in maximum visibility and a reduced risk of machine damage when working alongside obstacles.
As well as ergonomic controls, a spacious cab and a range of customisable settings, it also offers the option of an enclosed and heated cab.
The first delivery of the machine in Europe is expected to take place this year.
HG E2000 electric dumper
HG Machines will use IRE to launch a 2 tonne capacity electric dumper.
The HG E2000, which follows the company’s 1 tonne electric model introduced five years ago, has a claimed duty cycle of 12 hours and can be charged to full in 3.5 hours or up to 80% battery capacity in 2 hours.
HG Machines, which has been producing construction equipment for 25 years and also makes petrol powered 1 tonne models, said the HG E2000 had been tested by selected contractors and that it had already received orders for 25 machines.
The dumper has an internal charger that can connect to a regular car charger, using a 16A current, or via 220V EU plug. It has total four-wheel drive, including individual torque on all wheels, making it off-road capable.
SY19E mini excavator
Sany will show the electrically driven SY19E mini excavator.
The machine, which the company says delivers zero pollutant emissions and significantly lower noise levels, comes with an electric motor that delivers a peak output of 15kW and an accumulator pack that lasts for an entire working day on one battery charge.
Charging the machine is made possible with a fast-charging station via DC in 1.5 hours, at a public AC charging station in 2.5 hours or overnight at a 220V socket.
eDingo 500 electric compact utility loader
Launched in 2020, the eDingo 500 electric compact utility loader from Toro will make its European tradeshow debut at IRE having undergone several upgrades over the last three year’s.
An electric version of the Dingo 323, the machine produces zero engine-exhaust emissions and less noise thanks to its HyperCell Power System, a new lithium-ion battery system developed by Toro.
CX15 EV 1.3 tonne mini excavator
Case Construction will highlight its CX15 EV 1.3 tonne mini excavator. Powered by a 16kW electric motor, the machine features retractable tracks that reduces machine width to 790mm and a load-sensing hydraulic system that is said to allow the operator to dial the machine into each task.
The 21.5kWh lithium-ion battery is charged either by the 110V/220V on-board charger or via an external rapid charger that can fully charge the machine in 90 minutes and can last up to an entire working day depending on the work, while its minimum swing radius design is said to make working close to structures and obstacles easier.
G2200E compact wheel loader
Part of the Tobrocco Giant stand will be formed of the latest additions to its e-range of compact wheel loaders.
The G2200E, an electric version of the G2700, and the G2200E X-TRA are both equipped with a 48V LPT-battery that can be charged at a car loading station. An external high frequency charger with 48V/150A of 48V/300 can also be used to charge the machine.
Said to be ideal for rental due to the low service weight of 2.6 tonnes, the wheel loaders have a pulling force of 12.500N.
C08e electric carrier
Yanmar will be displaying its C08e electric carrier. The company’s long-standing C08 model has been given an electric makeover, fitted with an 11.5 kWh battery and a power capacity of 24V.
Coupled with an operational weight of only 566 kg, this compact carrier has the ultimate power and manoeuvrability to excel in tight spaces. And thanks to the C08e’s smart, colour LCD control panel, selecting an optimum working mode to boost productivity and conserve energy has never been simpler.
Swepac will show a new line-up of reversible plates it is launching as part of its Battery One concept range.
The FB200B has a 4.6kWh onboard battery, 3.0kW IPM synchronous motor, 550mm wide base plate, while the larger FB300B has a 6.6kWh onboard battery, 10.0kW IPM synchronous motor and 600mm wide base plate.
According to the company, which will also show its range of forward plates and internal vibrators, the large onboard batteries of the reversible plates enable them to reach sufficient running time without re-charging.
The worlds first electric mini excavator
JCB will show its latest innovations in zero emissions technology and demonstrate its role in the move towards a cleaner, low-emission future for construction and rental equipment with its growing range of JCB E-TECH electric machinery.
The JCB 19C-1E - the world’s first electric mini excavator will take centre stage, the company say.
The machine is said to produce zero exhaust emissions at point of use and is “considerably quieter” than a standard machine.
Four lithium-ion batteries provide 20kWh of energy storage – enough for full working shift for many mini excavator customers on a single charge.
Portable electric compressors
Kaeser will show a range of emission-free electric-powered portable compressors at IRE.
The compressors, which are electric versions of its Mobilair M27, M31 and M50 models, are powered by motors rated at 15–25 kW and offer flow rates between 2 and 5 m³/min for pressures from 7 to 14 bar.
They also come equipped as standard with the advanced Sigma Control Smart controller and Kaeser’s Anti-Frost Control.
IRE will take place at the MECC venue in Maastricht on 6 to 8 June alongside APEX 2023 and the European Rental Association Convention, including the European Rental Awards on 7 June.
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