Schäffer is presenting the world’s first purely electric telescopic wheel loader for the construction industry at this year’s Demopark. The 24e T is the telescopic wheel loader counterpart to the 24e wheel loader, which Schäffer introduced in 2018 as the first wheel loader powered by lithium-ion battery. With a lift height of 3.72 m, the range of applications for the electric loader is now significantly expanded. The 24e T uses a new generation of batteries, with a capacity that has more than doubled to 31.3 kWh.
The advantages of an emission-free loader are clear. People and the environment benefit from quiet and exhaust-free operation, especially when used in buildings and in noise-sensitive situations. The machine is equipped with two electric motors: the 21 kW drive motor provides powerful acceleration with its electric direct drive, quickly reaching 20 km/h and ensuring high thrust forces. The 9.7 kW motor for the working hydraulics enables a delivery capacity of 42 l/min, ideal for fast work processes.
New generation battery
With the 24e T, Schäffer introduces a new generation of battery generation. With a capacity of 31.3 kWh, operating times of up to eight hours are possible where no hydraulically demanding attachments are used. When working in reduced-power Eco mode, this time can be extended by up to 1.5 hours.
Schäffer provides a warranty of 5,000 working hours or 5 years of operation for the maintenance-free lithium-ion battery, whichever occurs first. The charging time to 80% is approximately 8 hours when using the 3 kW on-board charger, which is powered by 230V/16A household electricity. It is significantly faster with an 11 kW wallbox: this charging option reduces the charging time to a little over two hours (80% capacity).
High energy efficiency of the system
The efficiency of the machine is over 90 %, which is approximately three times higher than a diesel loader. Further savings can be made on maintenance due to its reduced need for operating materials and filters.
The 24e T is available with either a driver protection roof or a cabin and offers a tipping load with a pallet fork of 1.3 tons at a weight of 2.8 tons. The articulated joint makes the machine particularly maneuverable, with an inside radius of only 1.15 meters. Depending on the tyres, the width of the 24e T is between 1.41m and 1.59m, with a height of 2.19m with a driver protection roof or 2.14m with a cabin.