CASE Delivers First Electric Backhoe Loaders to Utilities in New York
Two CASE 580 EV backhoes from CASE Construction Equipment were recently delivered and are currently working with utilities in New York State to New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), both subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc.
The machines require no fuel and produce zero emissions – all while providing the power and performance associated with diesel-powered equipment.
CASE announced the development of the electric backhoe in March of 2020, and has been working with each utility on refining the machines ahead of final delivery and field deployment. Electrification of the CASE 580 EV was performed in conjunction with New York companies Green Machine Equipment, Inc. and Moog Inc. Monroe Tractor in New York will work with each utility and the integration partners to support the equipment in the field.
NYSEG and RG&E president and CEO Carl Taylor believes that the deployment of electric construction equipment into the communities they serve is driven by sustainability and the desire to be responsible neighbors.
The 580 EV is powered by Green Machine’s proprietary 480 V, 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged by any 220 V connection. While applications vary, each charge can support common 8-hour workdays. The battery separately powers the drivetrain and hydraulic motors, resulting in hydraulic breakout forces equal to diesel-powered machines and improved performance during simultaneous loader and drivetrain operation.
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