Lowering fuel consumption and improving workplace comfort and
safety have always been key drivers for Terberg's product
developers. Their latest development is the YT202-EV, a yard
tractor with electric drive. They key advantages of this tractor
are the lower operating costs (electricity is cheaper than diesel
and the electric motor is essentially maintenance-free), lower
noise level, and ability to operate indoors without restriction.
In most applications the YT202-EV can operate for a full shift of 9
to 10 hours and then be recharged in 2 to 4 hours. The lithium iron
phosphate battery is optimised for traction applications and has a
life of several thousand charge/discharge cycles. The 202 kW
electric motor drives an Allison 3000 series gearbox, which is also
used in conventional YT tractors.