JCB unveils electric Dumpster machine

JCB has introduced an electric version of its HTD-5 Dumpster tracked carrier.

The manufacturer explained that the HTD-5e E-Dumpster is offered as a high-tip, walk-behind model, capable of carrying up to 500kg.

The addition of electric drive makes the machine suitable for applications which require low noise and zero exhaust emissions.

Key features include a 9kW electric motor that delivers travel speeds of up to 3km/h; maximum two-hour charging time; zero emissions at point of use; and 500kg capacity as well as 1,450mm skip ground clearance in tipping position.

The E-Dumpster is powered by a 48V lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged using a standard 240V or 110V electrical supply. JCB revealed maximum recharge time is two hours, making it possible to top up the battery when not in use during the working day or overnight.

With no internal combustion engine, JCB said service and maintenance requirements are greatly reduced.

In terms of electric construction machinery, JCB has previously introduced the 19C-1E fully electric mini excavator and the 30-19E Teletruk industrial telescopic forklift. The firm also offers electrically-powered access platforms, while JCB’s Power Products division has launched a line of electric power packs to provide recharging facilities for electric machinery in off-grid applications.