Kubota has launched two models of battery-powered RT compact wheeled loader. Badged as the RT210-2e and RT220-2e, the new models offer a zero-emission, near-silent solution for those needing a clean-fuel alternative for working indoors; around livestock; or in environments where ultra-low noise levels are required.
Power for the RT ‘e’ versions is supplied by a 48-volt DC electrical system that is equipped as standard with a 260Ah lithium-ion battery pack. As an option, buyers can choose from two larger battery packs offering 390Ah and 520Ah capacities, offering longer run-times between charging. Typically, run times can be from two to eight hours, depending on the size of battery pack and the application.
On-board charging affords a 230-volt/40-amp capability and a five-hour charge time, with a more powerful 60-amp unit available as an option, reducing the charge time for the standard 260Ah battery to just four hours.