Agritechnica 2017 | All-electric e6 wheel loader unveiled

By: Chris McCullough

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The Avant e6 loader demonstration Avant e6 loader demonstration The Avant e6 loader demonstration
The e6 loaders controls The e6 loaders controls
The Avant e6 loader carrying 800kg The Avant e6 loader carrying 800kg
The new Avant battery charging station The new Avant battery charging station

Finnish loader manufacturer Avant unveiled its new all-electric powered e6 wheel loader at Agritechnica


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The new e6 is a sister model of the company’s already established e5 but is powered by a lithium-ion battery instead of the lead-acid battery in the e5.

Using this battery technology allows the loader to operate in normal working conditions for up to five hours.

It takes one hour to charge the battery to 80 per cent and two hours to full charge, Avant says. 

The e6 is designed for operators who need to use a loader continuously and is priced around €45,000 (about A$70,000). 

Agritechnica ran from November 12-18, 2017 in Hanover, Germany. Not all products launched at the event will be available in Australia.

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