Leading sideloader manufacturer, Baumann, had launched a new high performance electric model, the ELX50, at LogiMAT in Stuttgart.
The model is the most compact of its kind ever produced, measuring less than four metres in length and 750mm in deck height. TTJ 2016 Award sponsors, Baumann, are clearly delighted with the results and expect the ELX50 to have a profound effect on future production. Managing director, Klaus Pirpamer, said:
“We had a very clear brief. To produce a lighter, shorter, and more energy efficient electric model, without sacrificing the quality and durability that we have become famous for. The development was difficult, and raised many technical challenges that our team worked incredibly hard to overcome. The result is a model we are very proud of.”
The reduced overall length and improved turning circle have been achieved without sacrificing the mast or well width, clearance and low bed height, whilst the combination of 120 volt power supply and 2.5 tonnes weight reduction is expected to increase battery performance by up to 30%.