Electronic Skid Steer loader now available

The Kovaco Electric Company is launching a new type of skid steer loader that is 100% powered by electricity. The Elise 900  is 100% electric and operates for over eight hours on one charge with zero environmental impact.

The Elise 900 is the worlds first fully electric skid steer loader. It can be driven manually by way of two in cab joysticks or remotely via a mobile phone supplied with the machine as standard or via an optional 433 Mhz two joystick control set.

6.0The Kovaco Electric mobile phone application is available to download from the internet. This application allows the mobile phone to be used as a remote dashboard when operating from outside the cab of the Elise 900 or as a conventional type dashboard when operating the machine whilst in the cab. The display documents the speed at which the hydraulics and forward motion are set at (4 speeds), bucket self-levelling operations, battery usage and life as well as the 2 joystick control function when in “remote mode”.

The Kovaco Electric Company have made 2 battery types available to its customers to ideally suit all operations and budgets. The first battery (240Ah) affords the operator up to six hours of continuous operation and the second bigger battery (400 Ah) will allow usage of 8 hours and upwards. The bigger the battery the more the lift capacity. These batteries can be charged to 100% in 3.5 hours.

Depending upon battery size the Elise 900 has two operating weight-lifting capacities. The smaller version allows the operator to move loads of up to 900 Kg and the second 1400 Kg.

The Elise 900 provides a solution to operations whereby fuel emissions and noise levels are an issue. As there are only electrical motors in the machine service costs are set to a minimum and diesel costs have been completely eliminated. Operational cost savings vs a conventional loader are dramatic and will pay for the machine (subject to usage) within the first years of operation.

The Elise 900 has great stability featuring a proprietary self-levelling platform providing four hydraulic speeds that ensures flexibility, safety and works in conjunction with a series of gyro-sensors. Furthermore the Elise 900 has a tilt angle of 47 degrees a massive 10 degrees more than that of machines in the same sector. Combined with an industry leading chassis clearance these features provide a high safety factor for the driver and a comfortable ride.

With their background in heavy engineering the Kovaco Company naturally branched in to manufacturing heavy duty attachments for all types of loaders and as such can offer a vast array of boom mounted implements to include, shovels, concrete mixers, muck grabs, post hole drivers, log grabs and sweepers. With such a range Kovaco Electrics Elise 900 can comfortably operate in all sectors of industry.

 

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