New machine runs on a lithium battery but offers same level of performance as those powered by diesel or petrol
Monday 08 April 2019 – Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today reveals the KC70-4e as the latest in its range of mini crawler dumpers. This new machine is capable of the same high performance of those that run on diesel or petrol, but allows users to work where gas emissions or noise levels may restrict the use of machinery in certain environments.
The KC70-4e is equipped with a state-of-the-art lithium battery (48V – 100Ah) and has a payload capacity of 700kg. With a width of 750mm the electric mini dumper is able to enter buildings, has a robust and consolidated lower frame which make the machine easy to operate and manoeuvre.
The transmission in this machine has been changed from hydraulic to electric, with two electric CTE2010 motors present in the lower frame which run at 48V. These features all allow the KC70-4e to considerably increase its working autonomy with maximum operational ease across a range of jobs and settings.
The KC70-4e was revealed at Bauma, the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair in Munich. It will be available across Europe from early 2020 via Kubota’s extensive dealer network.
Keigo Watanabe, Vice President Sales and Marketing Business Unit, CE Kubota Holdings Europe B.V comments: “We are delighted to be revealing Kubota’s latest electric mini crawler dumper, the KC70-4e, at Bauma this year. Thanks to our wealth of experience in the field of mini crawler dumpers, we have been able to create an electric model which performs at the same level as those with a diesel and petrol engine. Therefore, we’ve been able to respond to the demand we are seeing from the market for machines with lower emissions and noise levels and bring this new option to our customers, whilst maintaining the level of reliability and quality that they have come to know and trust from us.”