SDLG’s electric excavator

By Andy Brown06 August 2021

SDLG says it is commited to producing ‘greener’ construction equipment

China-based OEM Shandong Lingong, also known as SDLG, has launched a range of energy-saving products including the E660F-Ex electric excavator, the L968H-HST hydro-static wheeled loader and E6500F-HB hybrid excavator.

The E660F-Ex pure electric excavator uses advanced lithium battery technology. It can achieve zero emissions, reduce noise levels by 12 decibels, and reduce operating costs by a third compared with traditional products, according to the company. 

“Compared with diesel driven products, pure electric products have lower noise and lower vibration, which means the driver’s driving experience will be qualitatively improved,” said Mr Wang Xiaohui, general manager of SDLG Import and Export Company.

Mr Wang Xiaohui added that the electric excavator was more suited to work in confined spaces and urban environments and also had faster acceleration at low speeds than its diesel counterpart. 

During the 2020 Shanghai Bauma Exhibition, the fourth-generation energy-saving product, L968H-HST hydrostatic wheeled loader and E6500F-HB hybrid excavator were first unveiled.

“These two products represent the two technical solutions of SDLG’s fourth-generation energy-saving technology,” said Mr. Chi Feng, chief engineer of SDLG. 

“The former adopts hydro-static drive and eliminates the torque converter with relatively low overall efficiency to improve overall energy utilization. E6500F-HB hybrid excavator adopts hybrid technology to achieve energy-saving and consumption reduction.”

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