For several years, more and more cars powered by electricity have made their appearance on the European roads. The first KH-KIPPER body on an electric chassis was mounted on a VOLVO FE 6×2. The tipper for light construction transport has recently started working in Norway.
Zero emissions and less noise are the undeniable advantages of electric chassis. This gives transport companies the ability to deliver to places inaccessible to traditional trucks.
Reliable HARDOX steel with minimal thicknesses ensuring adequate strength was used in the design of the body. In this case, the tipping is controlled by a separate electric motor. Despite the limited space in the chassis frame, KH-KIPPER has placed an underfloor cylinder which is lighter compared to the front cylinder. As a result, the applied solutions allowed to reduce the weight and increase the load capacity of the vehicle.
The electric truck came to KH-KIPPER straight from the factory in Sweden. The assembly of the body was carried out in accordance with the strict guidelines of the chassis manufacturer and – in relation to traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines – primarily required increased welding precautions to reduce the risk associated with fire hazards.
If you are interested in the topic, you can read more about the electric chassis at VOLVO Trucks site.