Schäffer 23e T: World’s first e-powered telescopic wheel loader

Schäffer launches the world’s first electric-drive telescopic wheel loader. The 23e T is the telescopic equivalent to the 23e yard loader which was introduced in 2017 as the first of its kind with a lithium-ion battery. This machine is able to lift loads to a height of 3.72m. The 23e T is powered by a new-generation battery of 31.3kWh, which is more than twice the capacity of the non-telescopic equivalent option and translates into up to eight hours of work when operating an attachment with regular oil flow requirements.

An emissions-free loader offers many advantages, especially for indoor work where animals, humans and the environment benefit from the low-emission and quiet operation. The machine is powered by two e-motors: one 21kW motor that drives the wheels, accelerates rapidly to 20km/h and generates high thrust forces, and a second 9.7kW motor that powers the remote hydraulics for up to 42l/min oil flows and fast work cycles.

The 23e T boasts new-generation batteries with a capacity of 31.3kWh and up to eight hours of work when operating attachments that don’t require excessive oil flows. These eight hours can even be extended by up to 1.5 hours if the machine is operated in output restricting Eco Mode. The maintenance-free lithium-ion battery comes with a 5,000-hour or 5-year warranty, depending on which comes first. Charging the battery to 80% takes about eight hours if using the onboard 3kW charger that is connected to a 230V/16amps mains socket. An 11kW Wallbox will cut this charging time to 80% down to a little more than two hours.

The efficiency of the e-loader is more than 90%, which is about three times that of a fuel- powered machine and because it requires no fuel and no fuel filters, maintenance is greatly reduced. In addition, if charged with solar power or biogas-generated electricity, it will be even more economical.

The 23e T is available with a driver protection roof or a full cab. The tipping load of the 2.8t machine is 1.3 tonnes and, thanks to its articulation, it turns through a tight 1.15m. Depending on the tyres fitted, the 23e T measures 1.41m to 1.59m in width and 2.19m or 2.14m in height, depending on whether a driver protection roof or cab is fitted.

The new electric telescopic wheel loader 23e T from Schäffer is powered by latest-generation batteries which allow the machine to keep going for up to 8 hours when operating less oil-demanding attachments.