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First Green Industries' new electric skid-steer loader is a lightweight, zero-emission earthmover

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An Elise 700 skid-steer loader First Green Industries

First Green Industries has launched the Elise 700 electric skid-steer loader. The Elise 700 is a lighter version of the Elise 900, designed with a lithium battery, providing longer run times and faster recharging than traditional lead-acid batteries.

The Elise 700 caters to smaller agricultural and construction operations, offering a balance between power and manoeuvrability. Its lightweight design, lithium battery, and narrower wheels make it portable.

"When battery-operated drills were first introduced into the market, they faced skepticism. Now, cordless drills are the norm due to their convenience and efficiency. Similarly, while electric skid steers may be a relatively new concept, they will become mainstream as more people recognize their benefits," says Ken Pederson, sales manager at Evolution Mechanical.

The Elise 700 is also environmentally friendly and quiet. With zero emissions, it helps reduce air pollution and create a healthier work environment. This is particularly beneficial for indoor projects where ventilation may be limited. It is also ideal for job sites near noise-sensitive areas because of how quiet the machine is.

"The Elise 700 offers many advantages of being safe, quiet, and cost-effective . . .  It's incredibly quiet during operation, making communicating on the job site easy. You can easily converse with the operator without shouting over a traditional diesel engine," said Pederson.

"In terms of cost-effectiveness, electric skid steers are a smart business choice for those looking to save money in the long term," Pederson continued. "They eliminate the need for many components in electric skid steers, which means less maintenance and fewer repair costs. Such as hoses, fuel, and filters can save you upwards of $8,000 per year."

First Green says that the new model allows operators to work for extended periods without stopping and recharging the machine frequently. The narrower wheels also contribute to the skid steer's transportability as it can fit through narrow spaces and maneuver in tight areas.

Whether for agricultural or construction operations, the Elise 700 electric skid steer offers ideal performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

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