LAS VEGAS – Bobcat has unveiled the first ever all-electric skid steer loader — the Bobcat S7x at CONEXPO.
Similar to the T7X, released last year, the S7X is powered by a 60.5-kWh, lithium-ion battery which uses electric drive motors and screw actuators for tilt and lift it’s capabilities. The S7X is able to operate on a single charge for 8 hours. The total charge time is only 10 hours.
“As the inventor of the original skid-steer loader, we are excited to take the machine that created the industry and reinvent it all over again,” said Joel Honeyman, Doosan Bobcat Vice President of Global Innovation. “The S7X is an incredible product with real-world application that can support operators on environmentally sensitive sites, in noise-restricted areas and for indoor operation.”
In order to bring the S7x to life, Bobcat partnered with Moog Inc, an international developer of motion control components in defense, aerospace, construction and more. Along with Moog Inc, Bobcat will continue partnering with Viridi for their fail-safe, lithium-ion battery systems. Both Moog Inc and Viridi helped Bobcat create the T7X as well.
Along with the release of the S7X, Bobcat has also introduced the RogueX Autonomous Concept. The new RogueX machine analyzes autonomous operation, dual lift-arm geometry and electric power.