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Dutch engineering firm presents new electric, modular equipment carrier

Gebr Ezendam recently presented its new trike at a trade show in the Netherlands. The Globus E ETK2000 has a 1.95 m track width and 2m clearance. This electric trike was recently delivered to the Duchêne tree nursery in Belgium.

It is a sidecar model with three 70cm diameter wheels, each with a 2100W, 60V brushless motor with planetary drive in its rim. It can reach 12 km/hour. So, you do not need a chain transmission for propulsion, which saves power loss, wear, and noise. The equipment carriers are lightweight, too, thus saving the soil.

The company supplied its first trike to a Dutch nursery last year. That E-trike has a triple row of hoe elements with finger weeders and a row for fertilizer on top. Kwekerij Peco's Van Dongen Sr and Jr worked with the E-trike this season and were well satisfied with it, easily achieving a day of hoeing with the Lithium Package.

The new E-Trike that was demonstrated has more options than that one. Besides hoeing and row fertilization, you can readily convert it with a four-row LVS NK80Lt set with GPS for chemical weed control and applying green plant support agents. Finally, two colters can be attached to drip irrigate 10 cm into the soil.

Those four work modules mean growers have integrated crop care, flexibility, and high capacity (1 ½-2 ha/hour). This E-Trike also has three new Lithium Fe (LiFePO4), a new generation battery with iron added. They have a higher energy density, last longer, and are less flammable.

The machines fall under the Mia/Vamil grant scheme. Gebr Ezendam and Dutch farm equipment supplier Hens Hinloopen have been developing electric modular implement carriers that benefit crop care for five years.

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