First Green Industries has announced the launch of the Elise 700, the second addition to its electric skid steer loader lineup.
The Elise 700 is a lighter version of the Elise 900. Designed with a lithium battery, the electric skid steer provides longer run times and faster recharging than traditional lead-acid batteries.
The Elise 700 is designed to cater to smaller construction and agricultural operations, offering a balance between power and maneuverability. Its lightweight design, lithium battery and narrower wheels make it more portable and versatile.
“When battery-operated drills were first introduced into the market, they faced skepticism. Now, cordless drills are the norm due to their convenience and efficiency. Similarly, while electric skid steers may be a relatively new concept, they will become mainstream as more people recognize their benefits.” Ken Pederson, Sales Manager at Evolution Mechanical, Canada’s largest dealer for First Green Industries.
The electric skid steer weighs 3,500 kg and measures 1.7 metres wide allowing the machine to be towed by a standard vehicle.
The Elise 700 also features a 3.6 metre hinge pin height, 65 litres per minute of hydraulic flow, a 700 kg load capacity and a maximum travel speed of 12 km per hour.
The narrower wheels also contribute to the skid steer’s enhanced transportability, as it can easily fit through narrow spaces and maneuver in tight areas.
Remote control access allows operations of the skid steer from 50 metres away, or 15 metres using the smart app.
The 280-ah batter provides more than 4 hours operating time for the electric skid steer. With zero emissions, it helps reduce air pollution, noise and vibration, creating a healthier work environment. This is particularly beneficial for indoor projects where ventilation may be limited.
“The Elise 700 offers many advantages of being safe, quiet and cost-effective. Their ability to operate safely indoors, thanks to their zero-emission. This feature alone opens up a whole new range of possibilities for indoor construction or renovation projects,” Pederson said. “It’s incredibly quiet during operation, making communicating on the job site easy. You can easily converse with the operator without shouting over a traditional diesel engine.”
Pederson added electric skids steers eliminate the need for many components, such as hoses, fuel and filters, translating to less maintenance and fewer repair costs for the machine. The reduced maintenance can save upwards of $8,000 per year.
“In terms of cost-effectiveness, electric skid steers are a smart business choice for those looking to save money in the long term,” Pederson said.