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(Kitco News) - This month Komatsu announced a suite of battery-powered Joy 02ESV scoops.

The company said the new machines come with better ergonomics and sensors.

"Equipped with OptiDrive technology developed specifically for these next-generation 240-volt machines, OptiDrive can improve reliability, boost operator productivity, improve motor performance and help reduce maintenance costs. OptiDrive is easier to maintain and troubleshoot because it has fewer cable runs," wrote Komatsu in a news release.

"Designed to help minimize downtime, these scoops have new electronics that eliminate switches, and the color display provides real-time operational and fault information to keep operators informed. Additional drive input modules allow the OptiDrive control system to interface with third-party proximity detection systems.

Specifications of the new Joy 02ESV scoops


seam height


Maximum payload


91 - 160 cm

36 - 63 in

3 m³

120 ft.³

18,197 kg

40,118 lbs.


142 - 211 cm

56 - 83 in

4 m³

140 ft.³

27,591 kg

60,827 lbs.


142 - 211 cm

56 - 83 in

5 m³

165 ft.³

28,743 kg

63,367 lbs.

"With less heat and noise compared to diesel power, the 240-volt battery power contributes to improved working conditions. These Joy scoops also have improved motor efficiency for increased motor life and enhanced tramming, while improved ergonomics help keep operators more comfortable.

"To provide increased power and reduced downtime in the most demanding applications, the scoops are equipped with robust Dana drive axles configured specifically for the application. For durability and longevity, the center section has been redesigned and includes heavy-duty pivot bearings and pins. The frame is rigorously engineered for reliability and transporting heavy payloads."

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