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Battery powered Dino RXTs

Finnish aerial lift manufacturer Dinolift is to launch all-electric battery powered versions of its 'semi self-propelled' low weight RXT boom lifts.

The new RXTE models are derivatives of the two current RXT 4x4 boom lifts with outriggers and will simply carry the E suffix to indicate battery electric power - thus the 86ft 280RXTE and 66ft 220 RXTE. The diesel RXTs have been available with a plug in supplementary power pack for indoor work, but the new models are all electric.
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The new Dino 280 RTXE

The RXTE’s will be available with a choice of either an AGM or Lithium-Ion battery pack. According to the company, one of the key design principles behind these new models was that there would be no loss of performance compared to the regular diesel models. As a result, the E models maintain the same drive or boom operation speeds, same rough terrain capability and the same multi-function operation. Instead of a diesel engine driving the hydraulic pump, an equally powerful electric motor boasting a continuous rating of 15kW and a 20kW peak power rating drives them. Most of the rest of the machine remains compatible with the diesel models. Levelling capability has been approved on all RXTs, with up to 13.5 degrees now possible.

The 280RXTE has a dual riser, four section and jib and offers a maximum outreach of 16 metres with 120kg or 14 metres with the maximum platform capacity of 230kg. Total weight is 5,000kg with Lithium battery pack and slightly heavier with AGM batteries. A small gas engine is available to top up the battery pack or recharge remotely.
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The 220RXTE has the same lift geometry as the 280, but with a two section telescopic boom instead of four. Maximum outreach is 12 metres with the 230kg unrestricted platform capacity. It will weigh around 4,850kg or so depending on battery choice.

While the new 280 RXTE was shown to visitors at last week’s open day at Dinolift's plant in Loimaa, the official launch will occur at the GaLaBau gardening, landscaping and green design exhibition in Nuremberg in a couple of weeks, and at Bauma in October.