Compact Equipment

NOV-DEC 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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www.compactequip.com 23 Volvo CE Pushes Alt Power with Its LX2 Compact Wheel Loader and EX2 Mini Ex Engineers at Volvo Con- struction Equipment are constantly pushing the en- velope. This year, Volvo CE pushed those concepts into the compact realm. The EX2 fully-electric compact excavator prototype was highlighted at Intermat in April (a French construction trade fair). In September, at the Volvo Group Innova- tion Summit, the company announced the LX2 electric compact wheel loader con- cept vehicle. Both units of- fer zero emissions, higher efficiency, lower noise lev- els and reduced total cost of ownership. Both replaced the combustion engine with lithium ion batteries, which store enough electric ener- gy to operate each unit for eight hours in intense appli- cations like digging. These prototypes are not available to the public, but their tech- nology will hopefully help spearhead the commercial realities of electric units in the near future. We can't do the design of these models much justice in this little paragraph, so go visit vol- voce.com for more info. IT ' S ELECTRIC

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