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Bobcat Unveil World’s First Electric Equipment at CONEXPO

16 March 2023

CONEXPO has always been a place of innovation, a place where industry leaders gather to present ideas and concepts that will push the industry forward into the next era. Bobcat, a longstanding giant of innovation lived up to their name with the new unveiling of their Electric Skid-Steer Loader and All-Electric and Autonomous Concept Machine at CONEXPO.

Back in 2022, Bobcat unveiled their T7X, the worlds first all-electric compact track loader. Keeping with firsts, they now unveiled the first ever all-electric skid-steer loader. This machine seems to offer the industry another powerful option for those that are looking for alternative fuel options.

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As the industry becomes more conscious about its carbon footprint, machines such as this offer the solution that is needed. Bobcat has not stopped there though; they also unveiled their Bobcat RogueX. This machine is a next generation machine that explores the capabilities of electric power and autonomous operation. As a concept track loader, the RogueX seems to offer the tools that the industry will inevitably use as we move forward.

At Bobcat, we are always pushing the boundaries to explore the next leading advancements that help our customers accomplish more and propel the industry forward,” said Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO and Vice Chairman. “As an organization, we are committed to innovating for our customers’ needs first and foremost, so that they can become more efficient, more productive and more successful.”

About the S7X All-Electric Skid-Steer Loader From CONEXPO

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Like the T7X, the S7X is all electric, as it is powered by a 60.5-kWh, lithium-ion battery, features electric drive motors and utilizes ball screw actuators for lift and tilt functions.

Together, the battery and electrical powertrain generate incredible performance characteristics, with instantaneous torque that is as much as three times greater than traditional loaders. The powerful loader balances sustainability and performance with zero emissions and is equipped to outperform its diesel-powered equivalent.

The S7X can operate for up to 8 hours on a single charge depending on the application, giving most operators more than a full day’s work when breaks and downtime are considered. A full charge takes approximately 10 hours.

RogueX: concept machine that breaks all the rules

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The Bobcat RogueX combines technologically advanced features to make it a one-of-a-kind conceptual machine. While most closely resembling a track loader, the machine is in a league of its own.

As a research and development project, the machine was built as a proving ground to advance the Bobcat innovation roadmap, evaluate customer perceptions, and test the limits of machine functionality.

Bobcat took its concept further by fully eliminating an operator station. The machine explores the idea of operating where humans cannot go to tackle more work in more places than ever from a remote position.

By building the loader without a cab and using advanced kinematics, RogueX features next-generation unique functionality including both vertical-path and radial-path lift capabilities in one machine. The all-electric and autonomous concept machine produces zero emissions as it features a lithium-ion battery, electric drive system and no hydraulics.

If you are looking into machines such as this, then you can hire a whole range of electric vehicles here at PAL Hire. With access to the largest amount of hire depots in the UK, we can source you any machine at affordable pricing all over the UK. If you are after any of the machines shown at CONEXPO, or other conventions, our team will try to make them available once they are on the market. So it is always worth ringing us up.

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