DEUTZ, JLG offer emissions-free JLG G5-18A telehandler

First published at CONEXPO-CON/AGG - March 13, 2020

Deutz-JLG Telescopic Handler GS-18A 2 lo resAn E-DEUTZ battery powers the emissions-free JLG G5-18A

DEUTZ, together with JLG, has developed a zero-emissions electric-drive system for a compact telehandler.

E-DEUTZ, a division of DEUTZ, is providing the power for the JLG G5-18A.

In addition to zero emissions, the electric power system provides reduced sound levels, instant available torque and less reliance on hydraulic fluids.

“It’s a great fit for mining, municipalities and anywhere else emissions and noise are an issue,” said Leo Stapper, application engineer at DEUTZ. “The lack of emissions also makes it ideal for indoor work.”

The compact, 360volt drive system uses a split drive comprising two 40kW electric motors – one for driving and one for the hydraulics in the telescopic arm. As is typical for electric engines, the system delivers instant torque.

The battery is from the E-DEUTZ modular toolbox and offers 42kWh of capacity. The 6.6kW charging system can restore the battery level to 80% within four hours.

The JLG telehandler was tested extensively in the field to analyse the power needs of the contractor as well as the impact on the battery, said Tappe. The system has been designed to keep contractors working, he added. “You can easily have a full day of work from it.”

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