KOVACO Electric has developed what it describes as the world’s first fully electric skid-steer loader – the Elise 900.

Named after the creator’s daughter, the Elise 900 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.

The unit is available with two different battery types. The first (240 Ah) affords the operator up to six hours of continuous operation. The second, larger battery (400 Ah) will allow usage of eight hours and upwards, Kovaco says, adding that the batteries can be fully charged 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 1,400 kg.

The Elise 900 is described as having great stability, featuring a proprietary self-levelling platform that provides four hydraulic speeds and works in conjunction with a series of gyro-sensors.

The Elise 900 has a tilt angle of 47 degrees, and, combined with an industry-leading chassis clearance, these features provide a high safety factor for the driver and a comfortable ride, Kovaco says.

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