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Tesla Backhoe

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Hugh Mannity, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Looks like after Tesla rolls out the Semi they are focusing their sights on heavy equipment, noticed this test mule at the Superior, OR supercharger today! Way cool! :rolleyes:

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    #2 KarenRei, Aug 3, 2017
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    You laugh, but that'd actually be pretty cool. Backhoes are really expensive to operate. And they spend a lot of their time in a low duty-cycle state, punctuated by periodic periods of heavy load. And their engines are all about low-end torque. And you could charge them on the work site.

    They're already going hybrid. And some little li-ion mini excavators. Plus some of the biggest excavators in the world run straight off of mains power ;)
     
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    They did back it in so it must be.
     
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    I want one. When can I put down the $1000 deposit.:)
     
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    I want one, but I'm gonna wait until they get the range up to at least 400 miles between charges to match the range on my BMW :)
     
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  6. Mr X

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    And until they upgrade the materials of the interior. I'd prefer calfskin leather seats, some swamp spanish oak with some obeche wood decor along with cowhide suede for my elbows to rest on on the door sills. That is the Ultimate Driving Experience and you only get that in a BMW :)
     
  7. MP3Mike

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    Did you mean Superior, MT?
     
  8. Hugh Mannity

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    Oops, meant "Springfield", OR in Eugene. ;)
     
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    :DNice green and yellow combo. Can I get a Model 3 in those colours? Yikes.
     
  10. Arthur Tucker

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    Not that I don't believe you, but do you have a source for that? I'm trying to find information to do further research about these, but don't know much about excavators making it difficult.
     
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    A quick search off the sign on it leads me to this: Bagger 288 - Wikipedia

     
  12. Arthur Tucker

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    Ah, okay. My search came up with Bagger 293, which the Wikipedia article said it required X amount of megawatts, but didn't specify what from.
     

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