The LF 60i LAT shares many of the same features as Husqvarna’s standard petrol machines but excels in some areas. Battery power means this compactor is easy to start and stop by just pressing a button. No choke, no rope, no throttle control is needed. And zero CO2 emissions during use equals a better work environment. Noise levels are also positively affected by the battery-powered drive unit.
“With two BLi300 batteries, you can run the forward plate compactor continuously for up to 45 minutes. If one battery is drained, it switches automatically to the next. The BLi-X 36V battery system is also present on our K 540i power cutter, DE 110i dust extractor, and BV 30i concrete screed, to name a few, but many Forest and Garden machines feature the same batteries and chargers as well,” Says Magnus Lindeberg, Global Product Manager, Light Compaction.
Both the efficient battery-operated drive unit and the eccentric unit are completely maintenance-free. Together with the brushless motor, this means lower running costs and a better total cost of ownership while keeping downtime to a minimum.
“Not having to handle fuel or work the choke in bad weather conditions to get started makes this machine very efficient, and less maintenance means more time focusing on the job,” continues Magnus Lindeberg, “You can also expect the same high compaction performance as any other forward plate from Husqvarna, we haven't compromised on the performance when developing this battery powered forward plate. 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.”
Features such as simple push-button operation, large transport wheels and a low-vibration, foldable handle for convenient transport all add to ease of operation. The removable, easy-to-fill water tank allows precise control of water flow. At the same time, the convex bottom plate and sprinkler system are designed to prevent asphalt from sticking to the equipment or creating marks on the compacted surface.
“We believe the LF 60i LAT is a great addition to our light compaction range. This battery-powered machine's reliability, performance and ease of use make it highly attractive to contractors like hardscapers looking for a forward plate compactor that delivers excellent results while optimising the cost of ownership,” says Magnus.
The LF 60i LAT will be launched and demonstrated at World of Concrete on January 23-25, 2024, in Las Vegas, and it will be available for order in March in Europe and in May in the US and Australia.