Claas swaps diesel for electric in Scorpion 732e telehandler
Farmers open to switching their diesel-powered telehandler for an electric alternative might soon have another option.
Claas and Liebherr have worked together to develop a Scorpion 732e packing one 90kW (121hp) electric motor to drive the wheels and a second, of the same size, to provide hydraulic power.
These are paired with a 64kWh battery pack that is apparently big enough to keep it moving for up to four hours, after which the cells will need replenishing via a 22kW on-board charger.
Maximum lift capacity is 3.2t, it’ll reach to 6.93m, and top speed is a respectable 30kph.
The new-look Xerion 12.590 Terra Trac also debuted on Claas’ Agritechnica stand. The version on show was fitted with a ruck of Lidar sensors and cameras which make up part of the firm’s prototype Auto Pilot system.
This gives the 585hp beast the ability to plan its route across a field, monitor its surroundings, and function entirely autonomously without a driver.Share this
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