JCB to debut electric boom at EHS

JCB will show its JCB A45E electric articulated boom access platform at the Executive Hire Show next month.

The full electric machine, which was launched last year, offers a maximum platform height of 13.84m, 7.47m forward reach and 300kg lift capacity.

It is powered by eight 6V batteries, creating a 48V, 400AH operating system.

The company said the battery packs are located on either side of the lower chassis, enabling it to maintain a low centre of gravity for added stability and improved traction.

The A45E has a four-wheel drive and two-wheel steering as standard and is capable of climbing up to 40% gradients, JCB said.  The platform itself measures 0.84m by 1.84m.

In addition to four harness clipping positions, a secondary guarding system is provided, automatically halting boom functions when triggered, to protect the operator and prevent crushing.

Other featured include JCB’s LiveLink telematics monitoring system for real-time operating data, puncture-proof tyres, slew lock and emergency override.

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