World-first for McConnel as new all-electric Power Arm revealed at Agritechnica 2017 header image

McConnel will be showcasing the world’s first all-electric tractor-mounted Power Arm at Agritechnica 2017.

The company will reveal its prototype e-Swingtrim at the event, giving customers a first-look at the new technology.

Built around the proven Swingtrim platform, the new machine replaces all traditional hydraulic components with a 12-volt electrical system.

Arm movement will be powered by electric actuators instead of hydraulic rams, while the cutterbar will be powered by an electric motor.

Benefits of the new system include:

  • Compatibility with power units with limited or no hydraulic systems.
  • Lower horsepower requirements
  • Ability to work in environmentally sensitive areas with no risk of oil spillage or contamination.
  • Consistent power supply
  • Enhancing durability

The e-Swingtrim will be available with McConnel’s new compact Power Arm control system – Mini motion, which offers the fingertip precision of a progressive proportional joystick.

McConnel marketing manager Wayne Brown said: “The e-Swingtrim is the first of its kind and we’re delighted to offer customers a change to see it for the first time at Agritechnica.

“It is the first of a new generation of Power Arms and an exciting new evolution of our product line.”

The e-Swingtrim will be on display at Hall 26, Stand F19 where it will be unveiled by McConnel’s Dutch distribution partner JJ Dabekausen BV.