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Bobcat launches all-electric T7X compact track loader

With no hydraulics and no need for diesel, Bobcat has launched what it says is the world’s first all-electric compact track loader in the USA

The all-electric Bobcat T7X compact track loader is the first machine of its kind to fully eliminate all hydraulics and components

The world’s first all-electric compact track loader has been announced by Bobcat.

The all electric T7X track loader had been making headlines in late 2021 after the machine was honoured at the CES Innovation Awards in November but has now been officially launched at the CES 2022 technology event in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Built to be more productive, Bobcat says the T7X is the world’s first all-electric compact track loader and provides operators with the benefits of a battery-powered machine with no emissions, vibrations or hydraulics systems.

With no carbon emissions, the T7X is quieter and cleaner than traditional diesel-powered track loaders on the market yet it also produces more power and high-performance torque thanks to its electric actuation and propulsion systems.

Doosan Bobcat chief executive Scott Park says the machine is a pathway for more electric vehicles in the earthmoving space.

“Doosan Bobcat is at the forefront of innovation, and we are proud to debut the all-electric technology of the T7X to help customers maximise both sustainability and productivity,” Park says.

“Our focus remains on providing solutions and products that empower people to accomplish more and build a better world.

Doosan Bobcat officially announced the T7X at the CES technology event in Las Vegas. Image: Consumer Technology Association

The loader is powered by a 62kW lithium-ion battery pack, manufactured by Bobcat’s technology partner Green Machine Equipment. The battery sends power to the electric drive motors and lift actuators.

With no fuel or oil present in the machine, the only fluid contained is a coolant to keep the temperatures of the electronics low.

Bobcat says one charge can support up to four hours of continuous operator time and a full day of operation during intermittent use.

Software connectivity on the T7X has also been included to boost productivity though two-way telematics communications which provides machine performance and operator-focused data.

At CES Media Day in Vegas, Bobcat also announced a partnership that will see the first T7X models available for hire throughout North America with Sunbelt Rentals.

Through the partnership, a large fleet of T7X track loaders will be available in 2022 and beyond, however the release of the machine into other markets such as Australia and Europe is yet to be announced.

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