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Maeda and DEUTZ collaborate to develop fully electric crawler crane

A DEUTZ and Maeda crawler crane at a trade show booth
A Maeda CC 1485 crawler crane equipped with a DEUTZ electric drive.

The first Maeda crane to be equipped with an electric drive from DEUTZ has made its debut. DEUTZ and Maeda's CC 1485 crawler crane is fitted with a 360-volt drive powered by a lithium-ion battery. The crane has a 40 kW output and load capacity of 6 tonnes.

"The CC 1485 is already fully functional. Our electric drive is quiet, efficient and emission free, even when used on a building site," says Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, chief technology officer of DEUTZ AG.

"Maeda has already been in the electrified vehicle market with its small 'spider-crane' in Europe. We experience a strong pick-up in demand from our customers for environmentally friendly products," says Tomiaki Habasaki, executive general manager, industrial machinery headquarters, Maeda. "In order to electrify our crawler crane, we decided on a joint development with DEUTZ as DEUTZ is known for its proven technology and experience in electrified drive trains for off-highway equipment." 

DEUTZ and Maeda will also showcase the vehicle at the bauma 2022 trade fair, enabling it to be seen by more people in the industry. Full production of the DEUTZ electric drive is expected to begin in 2023.

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