May 2024 Newsletter

Our first 12t XC938EV wheel loaders have arrived.

Very tidy layout with the reversing camera integrated in the main display.
Also our first loader with a “bucket shake” button on the joystick.

Our Farizon H9E battery electric refrigerated truck is now registered on highway at 5990kg GVM to allow it to be driven on a car drivers license.
Call us to arrange a demonstration.

A short video of the halo function on the 12″ info screen.

A render of the production version of the battery swapping 21t excavator due for release in early 2025.

We have an interesting triple gun charger available ex stock. Your choice of 43kW Type 2 AC, 60kW CCS2 and 60kW CHAdeMO, $28,700 + GST

The first XC975 PHEV hybrid loader at the factory. The small 130kW diesel starts automatically when the battery SOC falls to 20%. Fuel savings are around 30% on a conventional loader, and even more if you charge it often.
A short video of it operating on battery only is here:

XCMG’s hydrogen fuel cell loader is now in production. It does look a bit strange but you have to put the gas cylinders somewhere.

We can now quote the 55t XC9150 diesel electric loader. These can also be fully electric with a 1080kWh battery.

The 180 tonne operating weight XC9350 wheel loader with it’s 18mbucket at the factory. This one is diesel electric and could be developed as fully battery electric in 2025.

April 2024 Newsletter

Our Farizon H9E fully electric refrigerated demonstrator has arrived in Auckland. The 8t GVM truck has a 106kWh CATL battery and a Thermoking refrigeration unit. Call us for a test drive of this quality light truck.

Farizon are part of the massive Geely group containing Volvo cars, Polestar and Lotus amongst other brands. Farizon dominate the new energy light truck market in China, currently enjoying 28% market share.
A walk through the EV light commercial assembly facility in Shangrao.

Farizon’s promo video of the H9E series is here:

I had a quick drive of the latest version of our XCMG E700. The F4E5 offers a remarkably low 9,600kg tare weight and dual drive motors for 460kW (615hp) peak power. XCMG delivered 1000 heavy (more than 30T) EV trucks in March.

Our first XC975EV 23t electric wheel loader has arrived and will be used in Rotorua as a log loader.

A video of Blackhead’s XC968EV in Dunedin. The bucket capacity has been increased to load 7 tonne.

One of the first XC968EVs delivered in China has just ticked past 19,000 hours. The battery is showing less than 8% degradation so far, indicating it is unlikely to need replacing during the useful life of the loader. We are now confident that the total cost of ownership of the XC968EV is less than any diesel equivalent.

We can now offer pricing on the XE60E electric excavator, call or email for details.

The 21t electric excavator has a new layout to make battery swapping possible with a hi-ab truck. The battery and counter weight will be swapped out together in under 10 minutes.

March 2024 Newsletter

Launch day for Swire Shipping/Pacifica Shipping’s new E700 tractor seen below alongside Mainfreight’s. The two tractors will be used to cart containers at either end of Pacifica’s coastal service on the Auckland to Lyttleton run. This freight system effectively removes up to 5100 ICE truck journeys every year. Swire Shipping/Pacifica Shipping will partner with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Hilton Haulage and Mainfreight for this exciting initiative.

ECCA has just opened Round 13 for contestable funding for zero emissions on and off highway equipment. Successful applicants can achieve 50% funding for new initiatives up to a maximum of $500,000 in funding value.

The link is here:

Our first two XC938EVs for New Zealand are now off line. XCMG is now building a battery electric wheel loader every 25 minutes.

We have signed to build a 7 series robotic battery swap station, initially for use in our Penrose hub. These two units will soon open in Guizhou.

An artists impression of a dual station setup.

Plenty of heavy EV’s at the factory on my last trip. XCMG retain their market leading position for heavy battery electric trucks, with roughly 60% of those being battery swap versions.

We also had a tour of the new XCMG/BYD JV battery packing facility. Here BYD blade cells are packed according to the requirements of each specific machine.

The link to XCMG’s 2024 Product Line is here:
The file is 85Mb so it is best to download it to view a clear copy with some zoom. The range of equipment offered is extraordinary. Certainly the most comprehensive range of new energy products from any supplier.

More details on the 22t diesel/electric hybrid XC975-PHEV wheel loader. The loader runs a Yuchai 129kW generator which is rated at tier 4 emissions without using AdBlue. Fuel consumption is 30% less than a similar diesel loader.

Our 20kW DC mobile charger is now available. Just plug it in to a 32A 5 pin plug in your workshop and away you go.

January 2024 Newsletter

Our big news for the start of 2024 is that we have sold our access rental business Skyrise Hire, to the fine people at Total Access. We will now focus exclusively on innovative truck and machinery solutions through Etrucks® and Landex.

Isaac Construction’s EV excavator and loader can be seen out and about on the streets of Christchurch and more recently Dunedin.

XCMG sales of the XC968EV are ramping up. They are now assembled on their own dedicated line.

A short video is here

Our first towable site office soon on it’s way to Wairoa for QRS. We can now source these with a 1600W solar system installed.

Another XC958 going out to Oilseeds in Waharoa. We still have excellent pricing available on diesel loaders ex stock in NZ, and at the factory.

Our first tracked stabilizer with a tier V Cummins ready to ship to New Zealand

Our first XC975EV with 422kWh battery also on the next boat to NZ.

XCMG have developed a hybrid XC975PHEV with a 100kW diesel running an on board generator. Fuel saving compared to a conventional diesel loader is expected to be over 20%.

Etrucks® are now the New Zealand agents for AoNeng chargers which we have been supplying for a few years now. We can now offer their larger chargers up to 360kW. Email us for the much improved pricing.

XCMG’s latest 36t sheep’s foot compactor. Available with a Cummins engine, fully hydraulic drive and joystick steering. A battery swapping EV version is in the planning stages.

Delivery day of another 100 E700 8×4 tippers in Chongqing

Quite a good video of the excavator and mining equipment production base where the heavy trucks and excavators over 95 tonne are built.

The XC998 stone carrier lifting a 25 tonne block in Europe

The latest 240t hybrid diesel/electric with a 441kWh battery to capture regenerative braking. This one is has autonomous capability.

The fully autonomous XC918EV loader, no cab, just a mast for better “vision”.

If you are looking for a bigger jaw crusher how about the 1000t per hour XPE1215?

A bit of a line up to celebrate XCMG’s new intelligent manufacturing base for EWPs.

December 2023 Newsletter

Wishing you Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year from Landex and Etrucks®. We hope you enjoy these updates and look forward to working with you in 2024.

A couple of Christmas specials. First up is our trusty 2018 E300 8t GVM cab chassis demonstrator with 2000km. Fitted with brand new CATL 106kWH batteries which come with a two year warranty. New Zealand’s cheapest ever electric truck at $88,000 + GST ex Auckland with a 30kW DC charger included.

Also on special our XC948NZ diesel loaders, 16,500kg operating weight, 2.4cbm bucket, 200hp Cummins, ZF auto trans, auto grease and quick hitch. Normally $168,500 + GST, two available at $155,000 + GST

Public charging for electric trucks in Auckland just got a lot easier with Z Energy opening their Wiri Station Rd facility.

Our charging trailer supplier has won a London design award for the 200kWh trailers. Our first two units are in build and will arrive in March.
If you need more power how about a 2MW truck mounted unit capable of 1200kW output?

A video of their various charging solutions is here.

Nice to see EV loaders making a start in the ag sector with this XC918EV on farm in Holland.

Eight more XC968EVs going into service in China. This customer has over 30 XCMG wheel loaders and averages more than 3000 hours a year on each.

A couple more autonomous versions arriving at a customers site in China.

Our mini telehandlers are now available with 29kWh lithium batteries offering at least 4 hours run time. Still 2,800kg operating weight so they can be trailered.
First look at XCMGs 1.9t fully electric excavator.

The latest battery swapping capable 23.5t XE215E.

A new remote control breaker, either diesel or tethered electric

This GR135 grader is our first shipment to the Solomon Islands for Reeves International.

Hadleigh and Brunton’s new XCMG FD100T-JF 10.0t forklift on site in Timaru.

Ken Vincent picking up an XE100W and electric braked trailer for Concepts Property Group

Mat picking up an XE100C for Wilde Electrical Services in Rotorua.

An XCMG piling machine working on a 2GW solar farm in western China.

To finish a mine in China with 1000 dump trucks. The 350 green ones are XCMG XKT136 methanol/electric with the methanol fuel tank on one side and the battery pack on the other. Low emissions off-highway transport at quite some scale.
The video of the 24 hour a day operation is here:

November 2023 Newsletter

Firth’s fully electric E700 mixer truck is now out delivering concrete in West Auckland.

A short video is here:

A year ago today Milk-E was on it’s first pickup near Waitoa. Now it’s out every day and is approaching 5 million litres of milk collected.

XCMG now have an autonomous XC968EV wheel loader operational at a batching site. The loader achieves and accuracy on all functions to within 5cm. It can detect and avoid hazards, and scans the stockpile to assess the best track to smoothly fill the bucket.

A video is here:

The autonomous battery swapping XRD80TE-AT in testing in China.

A video is here:

When will full autonomy on highway come to NZ? My guess, no time soon, but L4 autonomy is already in testing with the Deepway semi tractor in China.

Delivery day for Isaac Constructions fully electric XC918EV and XE35U-E in Christchurch. We look forward to seeing these out on sites around the city.

Australia is a little way behind us in the roll out of fully electric equipment but nice to see them making a start with the XC968EV.

Our TF1300 mini telehandler now has the option of 4×4 via braked axles. There will also be a battery electric option available next month.

The latest XCMG 5t skid steer looks the part. These will also be available fully electric in 2024.

A serious grapple designed to turn your reach stacker into the ultimate log handling tool.

Another autonomous BEV container carrier ready to deliver to Tianjin port.

October 2023 Newsletter

Delivery day for Leach & Co’s XC968EV fitted with solid tyres and ready for work at the Southern Landfill, Ōwhiro Bay, Wellington.

Louis at the Concrete NZ conference in Hamilton with another XC968EV.

At the recent BICEs exhibition in Beijing the fully electric autonomous XDR80TE-AT 80t dump truck was the star of the XCMG stand. The “no cab” truck being loaded on one side with an electric XE215E:

and on the other by an XE968EV

There were plenty of electric loaders on display from other manufacturers, but none as advanced as the XCMG range. Most manufacturers didn’t bother to display diesel loaders.

XCMG’s latest electric 5t and 7t forklifts with 380v BYD batteries.
I also visited Shantui in Jining to test drive the fully electric DE26X2 26t bulldozer. Very impressive power, smooth and controllable.

Introducing XCMG’s fully electric 30t telescopic crawler crane. There is also a 95t version
Back in Xuzhou I had a brief drive the first XC988EV in the testing area. Perhaps the largest BEV loader available in the market at 8t rated load with a 525kWh battery

The green colour XC958EV is a special order of 300 units for a port company.

XCMG are developing a newer version of remote control for the wheel loaders. Just the ticket to load that last truck from the couch.

At the same factory the fully electric 37t grader now has the rippers fitted.

September 2023 Newsletter

First up thanks to Firth for a loan of their fully electric 8×4 mixer truck to exhibit at  Emobility in Auckland last week.

We also exhibited at the NZ Civil Contractors Conference recently, featuring Isaac Group’s fully electric XE35U-E excavator and XC918EV wheel loader.

Our XC968EV with one of Watercare and Ghella Abergeldie’s E700 tippers.

We can now offer 200kWh, and 400kWh charging trailers for grid limited sites. The chargers can offer 50kW each to four machines at once or a maximum of 180kW to one machine. The 200kWh trailers weigh 2200kg.

Back at the XCMG factory the  first 28t XC988 EV loader nearing completion.

The latest shape XE27U-E and XE60E electric excavators at the testing site.
Our E400 tippers have had new bodies fitted and are ready to ship.

A short video is here:
Another video showing some semi tractors from a 600 unit order of E700s

We can now offer the fully electric Shantui DE26X2 in New Zealand. Run time is around 5 hours from a 360kWh battery.

Our site office trailers have now arrived. We will soon tow one around NZ on a promotional tour. Let us know if you would like us to stop by your workplace to view. Pricing is $43,400 + GST including AC, a water heater and the furniture.

First look at a 6×4 hydrogen FCEV that XCMG are developing for New Zealand. The truck features 8 x 385l tanks for 66kg of usable hydrogen.

The domestic version and one of the possible hydrogen power sources.

XCMG now have 4 battery electric XDR80TE’s working autonomously in a mine in Fuchuan.

They also have released vertical battery swap capable and methanol hybrid (ICE to generator) version of the XDR80TE
Battery trailers on a grander scale at the mining equipment factory seen plugged in to a mobile DC charging trailer. Just the thing for that off grid infrastructure project.


August 2023 Newsletter

Our first robotic battery swapping station for trucks has arrived. It will be assembled in Penrose next to SH1, to swap E700 batteries.
On a grander scale this ship in China also has a battery swap system with 50,000kWh stored in a series of 20′ containers.

Another EECA contestable funding round for zero emissions vehicles, technology and off highway equipment is now open. $4 million available this time, the link is here.

The latest list of zero emissions trucks and off highway plant from Etrucks® that could qualify for this funding round is in this dropbox link. Contact us for a .pdf if you prefer.

XCMG will release the XE27U-E small excavator in early 2024. The machine now has a larger 43kWh battery and a similar cabin to the XE35U-E.

We can now offer pricing for the 23t XE215E excavator with a 423kWh battery for 6 to 7 hours continuous run time.

XCMG will develop a fully electric XC988EV. The 27.5t wheel loader will feature a 525kWh battery and 5cbm bucket. This is the diesel version.

XCMGs new 6×4 with a fixed BYD battery and rubber rear suspension seen here as a RHD mixer truck for Thailand. The cab chassis tare is 8900kg.

The first production version of the XC938EV 11t fully electric wheel loader is now off line. We have a couple of these ordered for New Zealand.

A couple of short videos of the XC968EVs in China
Another tethered unit
And two battery units loading coal

July 2023 Newsletter

XCMGs market leading EV range on display at our Fieldays® display.

The roll out of the fully electric XC968EVs continues around the world. This unit running in a large aggregates yard in Thailand.

The delivery ceremony of the thirty units heading off to Henan.

A newspaper article about the release in Holland. The patented XCMG tri-motor drive system offers operating savings of up to $40,000 a year over an equivalent diesel loader.

The tethered version can operate within a 25m radius of the power source.

XCMG have released pictures of their prototype hydrogen fuel cell wheel loader based on the XC968EV

The E700 tractor fitted with the larger 350kWh CATL battery. XCMG have reached agreement with CATL for direct factory support in New Zealand. This is now available in Auckland, and will be soon in Wellington and Christchurch.

Our DC charger range has expanded with 240, 320 and 400kW dual gun units now available.

The fully electric skid steer now available with remote control.

The larger tracked version will be available in electric next year.

These 75t rated electric port tractors are in assembly for Germany and South Korea. 75, 90 and 120t rated versions are available, as is right hand drive.

Firth’s new XCB-L35 electric forklift is now on site in Manukau.

Firth’s electric mixer truck in Hamilton for pre delivery work.

Our first two towable site offices are now ready to ship. These 5800 x 2250mm tandem trailers feature galvanized chassis, roof mounted air conditioning and a small kitchenette. Total weight under 2500kg and available ex Auckland for $43,670 + GST