XCMG has unveiled a hybrid version of its 25 tonne truck crane, the XCT25-EV
Based only partially on the company’s standard 25 tonner, it includes a shorter five section 34.5 metre main boom, plus an 9.5 metre swingaway extension for a maximum tip height in the region of 46 metres.
Power comes from a diesel or electric power pack for both the superstructure and the chassis. XCMG says that the machine can operate as an All diesel powered unit, an all battery powered machine, or as plug in electric model.
(The new XCMG XCT-EV
The company claims that it is the world’s first hybrid truck crane, coming a year after Zoomlion showed its electric powered crane See: https://vertikal.net/en/news/story/35463/all-electric-truck-crane
Maximum road speed is 95kph, with a range of 800 kilometres with a full fuel tank if fuel, using a combination of diesel and battery power. Recharging time with a high power charger is 1.5 hours, although the crane can top up the batteries on the road when running the diesel engine.