Kubota to showcase new electric machinery at Bauma 2022
Kubota will unveil two new electric articulated wheel loaders at this year’s Bauma exhibition, enhancing its popular Smart Energy Solutions construction machinery range to offer operators more sustainable options.
Showcased to the public for the first time, the new RT210-2e and RT220-2e are Kubota's first electric articulated wheel loaders, ideal for construction sites that require low noise levels and no CO2. The launch of the two new Kubota machines follows the recent introduction of an LPG-powered mini-excavator and a fully electric track dumper, giving users more options than ever before to drive down emissions.
The RT210-2e boasts a long loader arm as standard for maximum reach (a lifting height of 2.82m) and a lifting capacity of 1450kg. In addition, the RT220-2e has a shorter arm (a lifting height of 2.45m) with a lifting capacity of 2054kg, perfect for heavy-duty loading applications. With an overall width of only 1.08m and a machine height of 2.30m, the new wheel loaders are ideal for use on narrow and compact construction sites.
There are three lithium-ion battery options: 260Ah, 390Ah, 520Ah with a built-in charger of 40 Amp or 60 Amps. There are also two stand-alone 415V 3 phase supercharger options of 150 Amp or 300 Amp. The super chargers will charge a battery within 1-4 hours, whereas the onboard chargers will charge a battery within 4-12 hours depending on battery size. The batteries supply power to two electric motors, one 6.5kW for the drive motor and 12kW for the hydraulic motor.
Additional features on the new all-wheel drive machines include a differential lock in the front and rear axles for limited slip, as well as three driving speed levels (0-5 km/h / 0-12 km/h / 0-18 km/h).
In addition to the two new electric articulated wheel loaders, visitors to the stand will also be able to view Kubota’s current and renowned range of compact equipment.
Mark O’Brien, Product Manager for Kubota (UK), said: "The topic of sustainability has never been more prevalent in the construction industry and it’s vitally important that we not only provide operators with machinery that is robust and reliable, but also helps reduce our environmental impact on our working environment.
“We take our company motto For Earth, For Life very seriously and the introduction of two new electric wheel loaders is another example of how we can offer our customers more sustainable solutions as we work towards a greener construction industry.”
Kubota will be showcasing its new electric wheel loaders and its extensive construction machinery range the Bauma’s open-air site north FN1019/1.