Husqvarna Construction has introduced its first battery-powered compactor, the LFe60 LAT. This new forward plate compactor delivers compaction of soil and asphalt and runs on the Honda eGX battery platform. The LFe60 LAT combines reliable handling, no CO2 direct exhaust emissions during operation and smart capabilities in a single machine.
"The LFe 60 LAT has the same fantastic features as all of our existing forward plate compactors. However, the fact that it's battery-powered means it is easier to start, has reduced noise levels and produces no CO2 direct exhaust emissions during operation. This means the operator doesn't have to deal with many of the challenges that come with refueling or the other demands of a combustion engine. As a result, the LFe 60 LAT can contribute to a working day that is less physically demanding and more productive," said Magnus Lindeberg, global product manager for light compaction at Husqvarna Construction.
Operators can access several features on the machine such as a push-start button, transport wheels, low-vibrations and a handle that folds for compact transport. The electric motor of the LFe60 LAT compactor also helps minimize downtime.
The removeable water tank allows for control of water flow. At the same time, the bottom plate and water sprinkling system are designed to prevent fresh asphalt from sticking to the equipment or creating marks on the ground.
"We believe the LFe 60 LAT is a great addition to our light compaction range. A combination of reliability, performance and operational ergonomics make it highly attractive to asphalt contractors looking for a forward plate compactor that delivers great results and an optimized cost of ownership - plus the added benefits of battery power," highlighted Lindeberg.