To further strengthen its light compaction range, Husqvarna Construction has introduced its first battery-powered compactor, the LF360 LAT. This new forward plate compactor delivers efficient compaction of soil and asphalt and runs on the Honda eGX battery platform. The LFe60 LAT was designed to combine easy handling, no CO2 direct exhaust emissions during operation and smart features to lower cost of ownership.
“The LFe60 LAT has the same fantastic features as all of our existing forward plate compactors,” said Magnus Lindeberg, global product manager for light compaction, Husqvarna Construction. “However, the fact that it’s battery-powered means that 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 LFe60 LAT can contribute to a working day that is less physically demanding and more productive.”
Adding to the ease of operation, smart features such as a simple push-start button, transport wheels, low vibrations, and a handle that folds for compact transport increase efficiency. The electric motor of the LFe60 LAT compactor also helps reduce downtime and costs because it requires less maintenance than a combustion engine.
The removable water tank allows for precise control of water flow. At the same time, the bottom plate and water sprinkling system are designed to prevent the fresh asphalt from sticking to the equipment or creating marks on the ground.
“We believe the LFe60 LAT is a great addition to our light compaction range,” added Lindeberg. “A combination of reliability, performance and operational ergonomics make it a 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.”