Six years after introducing its multi-purpose loaders and attachments to GIE+EXPO and the North American market, Finnish company Avant Tecno USA surprises the industry again by debuting its innovative fully electric, battery-powered articulated loaders at this year’s Expo in Louisville.
The Avant e5 is the first of its kind in the family of Avant series loaders for the North American market and it is being presented to the GIE audience.
The fully electric, battery-powered compact Avant e5 is designed for indoor and outdoor use, but is especially suitable for indoor use where ventilation is limited or non-existent and there are strict noise requirements. The e5 has no emissions, minimal noise level, low operating costs, is battery-powered, comes with an in-machine charging unit, and fits all standard Avant attachments.
The compact e5 is equipped with a 240Ah lead acid battery, two electric motors – a 6k W motor for driving the machine and a 2kW motor for loader boom operation and auxiliary hydraulics. It also has 8 gal/min auxiliary hydraulics flow, which allows working with various Avant attachments, including hydraulic hammer and various grapples.
An onboard, in-machine charging unit is included with the e5, which enables charging from any 230V/16A power outlet and makes recharging of the loader easy. It is also possible to work while charging. Charging the battery pack to 100% takes approximately 5 hours, but it can reach 80% battery capacity within 3 hours. Depending upon the type of work being performed, the Avant e5 operates between 1-4 hours.
In addition to showcasing the e5, Avant’s 200, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series models with hundreds of attachments will also be shown at GIE. The 200 Series, which debuted in 2016, is ideal for DIY homeowners as well as property maintenance, ground care, and landscaping professionals working on projects where space is limited and a lightweight machine is necessary.