Bonfiglioli, a manufacturer of gearboxes, gearmotors and drive systems, has announced the development of wheel-traction drives of the 600 series specifically designed for Tigon Technology backhoe loaders manufactured by Huddig.
Each of the special four-wheel traction drives is capable of reaching an output torque of 40,000 Nm, and is driven by a liquid cooled 30 kW electric motor. The independent control of each wheel gives the opportunity for the backhoe loaders to be driven better on slippery surfaces. The Bonfiglioli 610 drives also increase the precision of the machine, making the maneuverability easier in tight spaces like, for example, in building sites located at city centers, the company said.
Tigon Technology by Huddig is a hybrid technology that combines diesel and electric power allowing energy generation and regeneration in a way the company said has never been done before for construction machinery and enables the concept machine to achieve significantly lower fuel consumption than a traditional backhoe loader. The new Huddig hybrid backhoe loader, based on this technology and equipped with Bonfiglioli four-wheel traction drives, is more precise and more efficient without producing emissions and make the difference compared to other types of construction equipment.