JCB launches electric site dumper

JCB has unveiled its first electric site dumper with the one tonne high-tip model powered by lithium-ion battery technology.

Described as being designed to work indoors, underground and in emissions-sensitive areas, the 1TE electric dumper is a compact machine with a full steel skip and heavy-duty articulated chassis.

JCB explained that the machine replaces the individual wheel motors of the hydrostatic 1T-2 with conventional drive axles and a drop box, to provide full-time all-wheel drive. A 7kW hydraulic motor delivers drive to the drop box, while a second hydraulic pump is used to power the machine’s standard hydraulic circuit, for steering and skip lift.

The power is supplied by two 5kWh lithium-ion batteries, which can be recharged from conventional site electrical supplies, with 110V and 230V cables available. The optional JCB Universal Charger can be used to rapid charge the batteries for extended operation.

The 1TE delivers zero emissions at the point of use and low noise levels. A ROPS frame comes as standard, along with LED amber and green lap-belt beacons. The dumper features LED working lights. The machine offers a maximum payload of 1,000kg and a maximum load over height of 2,392mm.