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Electric Excavator Concept

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023

zero-emissions concept machine...

Volvo Penta and Gradall Industries have unveiled an electric excavator concept model of the Gradall multipurpose, highway speed wheeled excavator. Not your average traditional hydraulic excavator the machine features a telescopic boom mounted next to a separate cab sitting to the rear of a road-going chassis. This allows the machine to be independently dispatched to multiple locations throughout the working day without requiring a low loader for transport.

Working closely with the leading North American telescopic boom excavator manufacturer, the concept machine is powered entirely by two Volvo Penta batteries, matched to the duty cycle of the excavator, which fit neatly into the existing engine bay. With a hydraulic system powered by a Volvo Penta-supplied electric machine power take-off (EM PTO), this concept machine can effectively use battery power to transport its own excavator. The electric driveline system from Volvo Penta also includes the complete high voltage system — electric motors, gearboxes, inverters, junction boxes and cabling.

Volvo Group Proven Partners:

The partnership between Volvo Penta and Gradall began in 2014 when Volvo Penta became the exclusive supplier of 5 and 8-liter Tier 4 Final engines for Gradall diesel-powered telescopic boom excavators. This nearly decade-long partnership made Volvo Penta the obvious choice for Gradall when it decided to take its first step into electromobility. With a full systems approach and optimised design this ensured that Volvo Penta delivered a tailored solution based on exact Gradall usage requirements. To learn more about the latest development in the Volvo Penta - Gradall partnership, please navigate to and search Volvo Penta Gradall partnership at CONEXPO or follow the website link below.

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Volvo Penta Oceania Dealers in South Australia:  

Don Morton Marine
Trading as Don Morton Power & Propulsion
Authorised Volvo Penta Distribution Centre
70 Humphries Terrace, Kilkenny SA 5009
Phone: (08) 8347 0011

Anthony Squire Diesel Services
35 Woodlands Terrace, Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: (08) 8277 1825

Ashbrook Diesel
14 Elizabeth St, Port Macdonnell SA 5291
Phone: (08) 8738 2028

Can Do Marine 
38 Chatfield Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556
Phone: (08) 8823 3025

Sawley's Auto and Marine 
33 Kennett Street, Kadina SA 5554
Phone: + 61 0412 532 984

West Coast Diesel Service 
32 St Andrews Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606
Phone: (08) 8682 1753

Volvo Penta Oceania Centres in Australia:   

Don Morton Marine
Trading as Don Morton Power & Propulsion
Authorised Volvo Penta Distribution Centre

70 Humphries Terrace, Kilkenny SA 5009
Phone: (08) 8347 0011

Aqua Power Marine
9 Hi Tech Place, Seaford VIC 3198
Phone: (03) 8796  3900

Ches Power Group 
Barrington Street, Bibra Lake WA 6163
Phone: (08) 6144 3111

Williamson Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565
Phone: (02) 9605 5522

Alexandra Place, Murarrie Queensland 4172
Phone: (07) 3890 7615

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