JCB introduces first all-electric Loadall telehandler
By On-Site StaffGreen Construction
Equipment maker JCB is building on its electric propulsion portfolio with the launch of a new all-electric telehandler.
The company expanded its E-Tech range of zero-emissions machines this month to include the 505-20E, the first electric Loadall telescopic handler model. It is designed to deliver the same performance as its diesel cousins with zero on-site emissions.
“As world market leader for telescopic handlers, the launch of the JCB 505-20E Loadall takes equipment electrification further into general construction, industrial and agricultural markets, offering a zero-emissions material handling solution with no compromise in performance or productivity,” Tim Burnhope, the company’s chief innovation officer, said in a release.
The 505-20E uses dual electric motors for drive and lift functions and utilizes regenerative braking and hydraulics. The battery is capable of powering the machine through a full shift and can be charged using a range of on- and off-board options.
Though capable of taking on any functions of its diesel counterparts, the electric telehandler, capable of lifting 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds), is also designed to work in areas with stringent emissions and noise level restrictions.