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Husqvarna’s clean plate

10 July 2024

Husqvarna’s clean plate

Husqvarna Construction has added to its light compaction range with the first forward plate compactor based on the manufacturer’s BLi-X 36V battery system. Called the LF 60i LAT, it is now available in the UK.

Designed to work efficiently on asphalt and soil, the machine shares many features of its petrol counterparts but obviously starts with the press of a button rather than having to pull a starting cord, and no fuel or oil mixing is necessary. It produces no CO2 emissions during use and noise levels are reduced.

“With two BLi300 batteries, you can run the forward plate compactor continuously for up to 45 minutes,” said Magnus Lindeberg, Global Product Manager, Light Compaction. “If one battery is drained, it switches automatically to the next.”

The BLi-X 36V battery system is also used to power Husqvarna’s K 540i disc cutter, the DE 110i dust extractor, and the BV 30i concrete screed, as well as some machines offered by the company’s Forest and Garden division.

“Not having to handle fuel or work the choke in bad weather conditions to get started makes the LF 60i LAT very efficient, and less maintenance means more time focusing on the job,” continued Magnus Lindeberg.

“It’s perfect for ‘hardscaping’, landscaping, gardening or block paving, as well as an excellent choice for repair and maintenance for both granular soil and asphalt.”

A removable water tank is incorporated and the convex bottom plate and sprinkler system are designed to prevent asphalt from sticking to the equipment or creating marks on the compacted surface.

Husqvarna promoted the new machine at the recent Rail Live and Hillhead exhibitions.

Photo (above): Alan Guthrie

Husqvarna’s clean plate
Husqvarna’s clean plate
Husqvarna’s clean plate

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