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Tesmec launches its first electric trencher concept

The e-Sidecut is the prototype version with full electric power supply of sidecut sc4p, a small trencher for optical fibre excavations in urban areas

Italian manufacturer Tesmec has developed a green trencher prototype that fits into the path of full electric machines for underground stringing, expanding the range of zero-emission solutions for urban cable-laying sites.

The e-Sidecut is the prototype version with full electric power supply of a sidecut sc4p, a small trencher for optical fibre excavations in urban areas.

According to the company, E-Sidecut mounts a 358Vdc electric power pack that recharges in twelve hours or four hours, while the electric motor works with an operating speed of 3,000 rpm, the company explained.

In June 2021, Cat said its new mini excavators lower cost and increase efficiency and, in July 2021, Bobcat launched a new range of sweeper attachments.

In addition, the new electric modular architecture doubles the tank to wheel efficiency compared to traditional machine based on combustion engine, reducing the acoustic impact. It also costs less to operate compared to when using fossil fuels.

“In the trencher industry this is the first step towards the concept of an extensive range of trenchers for urban application,” said Marco Paredi, Trencher Business Unit Director in a statement.

“These are objectives outlined in the Tesmec sustainability path and in line with the group’s ESG strategy, which sees the prioritisation of a green approach across all product lines,” he concluded.

In August 2021, Wacker Neuson introduced new electric compactors.

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