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e-Valiant, BCS launches its first electric tractor

by Emanuele Bredice
February 2024 | Back

Electric, isodiametric, compact and multifunctional. This is the new series of e-Valiant tractors by BCS, previewed in Verona during the last edition of Fieragricola. Equipped with a 40 kW electric engine, the range is equipped with a 48 V lithium battery which, according to the manufacturer, allows a working autonomy ranging from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the use. Charging times, on the other hand, vary from 3 to 5 hours. The vehicles have been designed by the technicians of Luzzara – the tractor production plant of the BCS Group – to be used both in the municipal area, for winter and green maintenance, and in the specialized agriculture sector with use in closed areas such as greenhouses or stables, and in all applications in confined spaces such as those of the rows of vineyards and orchards. The architecture of the tractor is the same as the endothermic versions. All the models of the new electric series, in fact, are equipped with a mechanical transmission with multi-plate clutch in oil bath and a 12-speed forward and 12-reverse gearbox with synchronised reverser. The hydraulic system consists of two independent pumps (one dedicated to the power steering and electro-hydraulic controls and the other to the lift and distributors) for the set-up of up to seven rear hydraulic intakes and a power take-off independent of the gearbox, synchronised with the forward drive. The e-Valiant range is available in three different versions, each designed to meet specific operational needs. The AR version has an articulated chassis with extremely small turning radii, ideal for tight spaces, while the RS has a steering wheel chassis for use on sloping terrain. The trio is completed by the AR MICRO version with articulated chassis and reversibility as standard, made with a very narrow track (width of only 95 centimetres), increased flow pump, heat exchanger and flow divider. AR MICRO models can be used by operators working between the narrowest rows.

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