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Avant e6

The full-electric battery-powered Avant

Avant was the first manufacturer to introduce a full-electric, battery-powered compact loader series to the market. Full electric loader with zero-emission and extremely low noise is the answer to future demands. Although the e series is electric it offers the same power and properties as the Avant 500 series which is equipped with a diesel engine.

Two full-electric models are available, the Avant e5 & e6. Both loaders have an integrated battery charger as standard, which makes it possible to charge batteries anywhere a 230 volt / 10A power outlet is available.

Avant e5 is equipped with a maintenance-free Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery. You can charge the e5 fully in 5 hours and work with it between one and two hours. This makes the e5 a very good option if your work allows you to charge for a longer period.

Avant e6 is the first compact loader with a lithium-ion battery.  The e6 can be fully charged in just over an hour and you can operate between two to four hours with a full battery. The short charge time will practically allow you to work a full work day with e6 because you can charge the battery during your lunch break to full again.

  • Battery-driven, 100% full electric
  • No exhaust emissions, very low noise, built-in battery charger
Work cycle vs. charging time

The most important factors which have an effect on the working time are battery capacity and electric current consumption when working. 

We recommend starting charging the lithium-ion battery of e6 at the latest when the battery charge level has dropped to 10 %. The lead-acid battery of e5 should be charged already when the battery charge level drops below 50 %. If necessary, it is possible to work with the e5 to 20-30 % charge and even lower, but this will clearly shorten the lifespan of the battery.

The e6 can work much more efficiently the whole day thanks to the more utilizable battery capacity and the possibility to charge the battery with a 400V rapid charger.

It is possible to work a full day with the e6 if it's being charged during breaks whereas the e5 is more suitable for jobs where the work cycle is shorter and there is more time to charge the battery between the cycles – for instance, works like distributing feed to the cattle in the morning and in the evening.

Rapid battery charger - e6

The rapid charger considerably speeds up charging of the lithium-ion battery of the e6 considerably compared with the standard built-in 230V/10A battery charger.

There are two models available: 400V/16A charger and the more efficient 400V/32A charger. Charging time of the 16A charger from 0 to 100 % with a full current is approx. 2 hours and with the 32A charger just over 1 hour.

A good way to charge the battery is not to let the battery run out completely and start charging when there is some 20 % charge left - then charging to 80 % takes just over 30 minutes with the 32A charger.

The rapid charger comes with a stand, so it is easy to relocate on the work site or to whole another work site if necessary. The stand is equipped with Avant quick-attach bracket in the rear, forklift brackets in the bottom and lifting lugs on top.

Running costs

The running costs for e5 and e6 are significantly lower than any diesel-powered loader due to the lack of a combustion engine.

Electricity cost compared to diesel is roughly 75% cheaper. This will make the biggest difference in running costs when comparing e series to a diesel loader.

One of the advantages of battery-powered machines is simpler maintenance. The batteries and electric motors are practically maintenance-free, which means clearly lower maintenance costs for electric loaders.

There are also fewer checkpoints and there is no need to change engine oil, coolant, or engine filters in periodical service.

In practice, only hydraulic oil and filter (in e6 also battery air filters) must be replaced in electric machines. The difference is clearly visible in service costs because the price of a periodical service of electric Avants is about 50 % lower.

Battery technology

Electric Avants are equipped with two different battery types. Avant e5 features an AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) lead-acid battery, where the electrolyte is absorbed in very thin glass mats. The nominal voltage of the battery is 48V and capacity 285 Ah / 13,6 kWh.

Advantages of an AGM battery are for instance being maintenance-free, vibration resistant and ability to give out more current than a traditional lead-acid battery. However, compared to a lithium-ion battery the lead-acid technology is inferior in battery lifespan and work cycle, ability to give out current and charging speed. The battery is also heavier than a lithium-ion battery, however, in Avant it is a good counterweight when lifting heavier loads.

Avant e6 is equipped with a modern lithium-ion battery (LiFePO₄). The nominal voltage of this battery is also 48V and capacity 288 Ah /13,8 kWh, about the same as in e5.

The advantages of a lithium-ion battery over an AGM battery are higher discharge and charging currents, considerably longer work cycle and lower weight. The weight of e6’s battery is more than 50 % lower than the weight of the AGM battery on e5. The lithium-ion battery can also be discharged to a lower charge level than a lead-acid battery without compromising the work cycle, which means a lithium-ion battery gives current for a longer time.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length2570 mm
Width (with standard tires)1130 mm
Height1985 mm
Weight1400 kg
Standard tires23x10.50-12" TR
Transmission, driveHydrostatic Avant OptidriveTM
Drive speed 10 km/h
Aux. hydraulics30 l/min
Hydraulic oil coolerStandard
Turning radius inside/outside995 / 2050 mm
Max. lifting height2790 mm
Max. lifting capacity (hydr.)1350 kg
Tipping load *900 kg
Max. breakout force / 50 cm1100 kg
Battery typeLithium-ion
Energy13,8 kWh
FuelElectric

Avant e6 Compatible Attachments

General Bucket

General Bucket

Avant general buckets are designed so that the operator can see the front edge of the bucket from the driver’s seat.

Light Material Bucket

Light Material Bucket

Light material buckets are intended for handling of e.g. snow, saw dust, manure, wood chips and other light materials.

High Tip Bucket

High Tip Bucket

High tip bucket is the right choice when you need to reach higher and longer.

Grapple Bucket

Grapple Bucket

Grapple bucket combines a normal bucket and a grapple and is, therefore, suitable for a multitude of jobs.

Demolition Grapple Bucket

Demolition Grapple Bucket

The demolition grapple bucket with two hydraulic grapples is a strong and versatile.

Root Grapple

Root Grapple

The root grapple is widely used in the tree industry, and it works also in other jobs where different types of debris need to be handled.

Levelling Bucket

Levelling Bucket

Avant levelling buckets are built with heavy-duty construction in mind. The sharp back edge makes levelling easy when driving backward.

Pallet Fork

Pallet Fork

Avant pallet fork is the right attachment for lifting and handling of different types of materials on pallets.

Pallet Fork With Side Shift

Pallet Fork With Side Shift

Hydraulic fork adjustment on the pallet fork makes it possible to move the forks further apart or closer to each other easily and comfortably from the driver’s seat.

Skip Bucket

Skip Bucket

The skip buckets are more like skip containers, but can be transported and emptied easily with Avant.

Dozer Blade 1400

Dozer Blade 1400

Avant dozer blade is the ideal tool for snow removal, earthmoving and similar jobs where the materials must be dozed away quickly.

Dozer Blade 2000/2500

Dozer Blade 2000/2500

the ideal tool for snow removal, earthmoving and similar jobs where the materials must be dozed away quickly.

Backhoe 210

Backhoe 210

Avant backhoe 210 designs main focus was user friendliness and straight forward construction.

Hydraulic Breaker

Hydraulic Breaker

Avant breakers are specially designed for use with Avant loaders. From three different models, you can find suitable for all 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 series models.

Silage Fork

Silage Fork

A robust silage fork equipped with a powerful hydraulic cylinder can be fitted on all Avant loader models.

Tree Shear

Tree Shear

Avant tree shear is an efficient and useful tree cutter, intended for forest thinning, tree clearance and similar jobs where smaller trees need to be cut.

Backhoe 260

Backhoe 260

Backhoe 260 has many improved features: Boom swing happens with two hydraulic cylinders, instead of the single-cylinder and chain drive in the old models.

Snow Plow

Snow Plow

Avant snow plow is a versatile attachment for snow removal. It consists of two independently hydraulically adjustable blades.

Xl Silage Grab

Xl Silage Grab

The larger silage grab series is intended for Avant 500, 600, 700 and 800 series loaders, with three different widths to match machines perfectly.

Backhoe 260 With Remote Control

Backhoe 260 With Remote Control

Avant backhoe 260 with radio remote control allows the operator to stand next to the unit when digging and have a perfect, unrestricted field of vision to the work area.

Silage Dozer Blade

Silage Dozer Blade

Intended for moving uneaten silage back to the cattle on the feeding table. Mounts on the normal or XL silage grab simply by closing the upper grapple on the dozer blade.

Log Grab

Log Grab

The Avant log grab mounts on Avant pallet fork. With the log grab you can lift and transport single logs or smaller timber bundles.

Mini Digger

Mini Digger

Avant mini digger is an efficient solution for small digging operations where the maximum digging depth of 1200 mm or 1500 mm is enough and digging is not everyday work.

Drum Type Concrete Mixer

Drum Type Concrete Mixer

Concrete mixing drum is a handy tool when you need to make concrete without electricity or when you need to transport or lift the concrete to a place that is hard to reach.

Ice Rink Scraper Blade

Ice Rink Scraper Blade

The ice rink scraper blade is designed only for maintenance of icehockey and skating rinks.

Feeding Table Cleaning Blade

Feeding Table Cleaning Blade

This cleaning blade is specially designed for clearing the cattle feeding table before distributing new silage to the table.

Leveller

Leveller

A simple and inexpensive but incredibly useful and efficient attachment for levelling and planing of larger areas.

Timber Grab

Timber Grab

Timber grab is an attachment that allows you to grab tree trunks, branches, wood waste, kerbstones etc. and transport them both lengthwise and crosswise.

Cutting Bar

Cutting Bar

An uncomplicated cutting bar for the mowing of hay, grass, and trimming of bushes and hedges.

Roller Compactor

Roller Compactor

Roller compactor is a simple, inexpensive and effective tool for finishing lawn construction. It compacts the seeded soil effectively.

Vibrating Plate

Vibrating Plate

Vibrating plate is destined for earth compacting and is easy to attach to an Avant.

Front Rake

Front Rake

Front rake is an uncomplicated and economical attachment for levelling of sand and gravel driveways, anywhere you want to have a nice looking finish.

Feed Mover Screw

Feed Mover Screw

Efficient way of moving uneaten feed back in front of the cattle. When moving, the screw mixes the feed and the fresh feed remains on top.

Disc Scraper

Disc Scraper

Disc scraper is an excellent and cost-efficient tool for removing carpet and floor tiles in demolition and refurbishing jobs.

Ripper

Ripper

The ripper is an inexpensive and practically irreplaceable tool in groundworks. The ripper makes it effortless to remove roots as well as rocks even from hard-packed ground.

Submersible Pump

Submersible Pump

The submersible pump is a very useful attachment for situations where larger amounts of water or other fluids need to be drained from trenches, pits, wells, etc.

Edge Trimmer

Edge Trimmer

Avant edge trimmer is the perfect attachment for trimming the edges of lawns, hedges, flower beds, etc.

Handheld Tools

Handheld Tools

Even though Avant is the tool carrier and normally the attachments are mounted on the attachment coupling plate and operated from the driver’s seat, there can be situations where handheld hydraulic tools are practical

Round Bale Grab

Round Bale Grab

With the round bale grab, you can lift and transport wrapped silage bales, hay bales, and other round bales without damaging the plastic wrapping or net.

Weed Brush

Weed Brush

Weed brush is an efficient tool for removal of weeds on all kinds of paved areas etc.

Square Bale Grab

Square Bale Grab

Square bale grab is destined for the handling of wrapped silage bales, hay bales and other square bales without damaging the plastic wrapping or net.

Stone Grab

Stone Grab

The stone grab, equipped with rotator, allows grabbing, transporting and loading of different types of stones both lengthwise and crosswise.

Bale Handler

Bale Handler

Bale handler is an economical way to handle wrapped bales, without damaging the plastic wrapping. Distance between the forks can be adjusted manually.

Bale Fork

Bale Fork

With the round bale fork transporting and lifting of bales is easy and safe.

Grabbing Tool

Grabbing Tool

Grabbing tool is mainly intended for lifting and handling of round objects. It is especially suited for lifting barrels and plant and tree pots.

Artificial Turf Maintenance Brush

Artificial Turf Maintenance Brush

The brush is intended for the daily and weekly maintenance of artificial turf fields.

Manure Fork

Manure Fork

Avant manure fork is a very useful attachment, destined for detaching and handling of manure and similar materials.

Ball Hitch on Front

Ball Hitch on Front

An easier way to move trailers, trailer mounted work platforms, boats on trailer etc. on yards.

Towable Sand/salt Spreader

Towable Sand/salt Spreader

The towable sand/salt spreader is a very handy and economical attachment for winter maintenance of yards and walkways.

Push Broom

Push Broom

A push broom is a handy and inexpensive broom for cleaning of smaller areas. Push broom has no rotating parts.

Leguan 50 Access Platform

Leguan 50 Access Platform

Avant and its daughter company Leguan Lifts have joined their forces and created an access platform which is mounted directly into Avant loaders quick attach plate.

Slurry Mixer

Slurry Mixer

Slurry mixer is a special attachment for cattle farms: in cattle buildings with slatted floors,

Trailer / Timber Trailer

Trailer / Timber Trailer

Avant trailer with manual tipping is useful when transporting garden waste, topsoil, mulch, etc.

Horse Manure Collector

Horse Manure Collector

Horse manure collector is a simple and economical way to collect horse manure. It works well on many surfaces (sawdust, horse arenas).

Front Cultivator

Front Cultivator

Front cultivator can be used for instance together with the horse arena harrow.

Horse Arena Harrow

Horse Arena Harrow

The horse arena harrow is intended for levelling and loosening of horse arena riding surfaces.

Big Bag Transporter

Big Bag Transporter

With the big bag transporter, you can lift and transport big bags safely and securely.

Stone Collecting Bucket

Stone Collecting Bucket

The stone collecting bucket - also known as riddle bucket - is intended mainly for collecting stones from the fields after the field has been harrowed.

Tilt Adapter

Tilt Adapter

Avant tilt adapter is mounted between the attachment and the loader’s attachment coupling plate.

Side Shift Adapters

Side Shift Adapters

The hydraulic side shift adapter offers easy, stepless side shift of attachment, operated from the driver’s seat.

Multi Connector System

Multi Connector System

Can be installed afterward on the loaders and attachments of the 300–800 model series which have been manufactured before the year 2012.

Hydraulic Manifolds to Multi Connector System

Hydraulic Manifolds to Multi Connector System

There are various hydraulic manifolds with different functions available which mount on the attachment multi connector.

Drawbar

Drawbar

The rigid drawbar is 1000 mm long and equipped with a trailer coupling for 50 mm ball hitch.

Jib Boom new

Jib Boom new

Lifting and moving heavier loads in tight situations are not a problem anymore when you have this jib boom on your Avant.

Telescoping Jib Boom

Telescoping Jib Boom

The hydraulically telescoping jib boom is a very efficient and versatile tool in all lifting jobs on the work site.

Site Toolbox

Site Toolbox

This robust and versatile toolbox mounts on the attachment coupling plate and can be transported with Avant to the worksite.

Attachment Rotator new

Attachment Rotator new

The attachment rotator makes it possible to rotate the attachment 360° continuously (endlessly) in both directions.

Leveller Hd new

Leveller Hd new

The HD leveller is an incredibly useful and efficient attachment for quick levelling of uneven ground, mulch, yards, driveways etc.

S30 Hydraulic Side Arm new

S30 Hydraulic Side Arm new

The hydraulic side arm with S30 quick-attach system can be equipped with attachments with the corresponding S30 quick attach bracket.

S30 Mechanical Side Arm new

S30 Mechanical Side Arm new

Equipped with a mechanical, manually extendable straight telescopic arm and a hydraulic jib arm which tilts the attachment up and down.

S30 Cutting Bar new

S30 Cutting Bar new

There are two models of cutting bars that mount on the sidearms with the S30 quick-attach system (both on the mechanical & hydraulic sidearm).

Grain/flour Dispenser Bucket Series 2

Grain/flour Dispenser Bucket Series 2

The large volume 500 l grain dispenser bucket is destined especially for bigger Avant loaders.

Skid Steer Adapter

Skid Steer Adapter

There are four adapter plates with different widths available which allow mounting of skid steer loader attachments on Avant.

 Compact Loader & Skid Steer Timber Grapple

Compact Loader & Skid Steer Timber Grapple

Whether you are battling fallen trees, logs or other heavy duty material, the Klou Skid Steer Log Grapple is an attachment you can trust.

TAILGATE SAND & SALT SPREADER

TAILGATE SAND & SALT SPREADER

IceStriker™ 120 & 200 Tailgate Spreader for Pickups, Tractors, Loaders, etc.

Compact Loader Sand & Beach Cleaner

Compact Loader Sand & Beach Cleaner

The beach, sand and riding surface cleaning and maintenance attachment has been specially designed to work with mini loaders such as Avant, Caterpillar, JCB, Doosan, New Holland and many others.