Turner Construction, Sunbelt Debut Electric CTL

June 11, 2024
The compact track loader features a 62-kilowatt lithium-ion battery.

Turner Construction Company, in partnership with Sunbelt Rentals, has deployed a Bobcat T7X Electric compact track loader on the Gateway project at UC Berkeley.

Its deployment marks a second "first" for Turner’s use of all-electric equipment in California, with the other being their pilot of the Volvo EC230 electric excavator earlier this year.

With The Gateway being the future home of Berkeley’s computer and data science departments meant to support researchers exploring technological solutions for an equitable and decarbonized future, the use of the T7X is a natural fit, the companies say. 

The CTL features a 62-kilowatt lithium-ion battery, which allows for four hours of continuous use or an intermittent full day of use, also allows for indoor work, while also mitigating the risks associated with fluid leaks and minimizing operational vibrations.