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Eurocomach shows battery-powered excavator

Digger Blogger | 14:14, Wed April 25 2018

One of the lesser-known names to grab my attention at the Intermat fair in Paris this week was Eurocomach, part of the Italian Sampierana group, whose all-electric ES12X mini excavator was shown in concept form.

Sampierana has been making crawler tracks and undercarriages for companies such as Liebherr for many years. It set up Eurocomach in 1992 as a brand for its own line of complete machines. (Eurocomach stands for ‘European Construction Machinery’.) It produces mini excavators, skid steer loaders and backhoe loaders.

It is represented in the UK by Total Plant Solutions, which also goes by the name of Exc@v8, which is presumably meant to be pronounced as ‘excavate’.

At Intermat Sampierana displayed its first all-electric Eurocomach excavator, the 1.2-tonne ES12X, powered by a 10.2kW electric motor. Travel speeds are 1.8 km/h (first gear) and 3.8 km/h (second gear). Chassis length is 1,434 mm and width is 790 to 1050 mm.

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Maximum digging depth is a shade over two metres, maximum tipping height is 2.3 metres and tear-our force is 11.5 kN.

A second concept Eurocomach excavator displayed by Sampierana was the ES58ZT4 (below), a conventionally powered Tier 4 machine with an operating weight of 5.8 tonnes.  It is powered by a 47.3 kW Kubota V2607 engine. (All Eurocomach excavators use either Kubota or Yanmar engines.) Dimensions are 2.6 metres long by 2.0 metres wide. Max digging depth is 3.85 metres, max carrying height is 4.1 metres and tear-out force is 45 kN.




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