Building the Bobcat T7X

Feb. 7, 2022
Close collaboration between Moog and Doosan Bobcat enabled the creation of an all-electric compact track loader.

At the 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Doosan Bobcat unveiled the Bobcat T7X, billed as “the world’s first all-electric compact track loader.” The construction equipment OEM collaborated with Moog Inc. on the development of the electric machine. 

All hydraulics were removed from the machine and replaced with Moog's machine electrification system comprised of software and various electronic components including electric cylinders for lift and tilt, electric traction motors and electric power components. 

Moog's electric cylinders are designed to provide the size and power necessary to meet the performance requirements of compact track loaders. The company worked closely with Doosan on the project, during which it was determined a system-level change was needed to really transform the machine said Joe Baldi, director of strategy & partnerships at Moog. 

In this video interview with Power & Motion, Baldi and Joe Alfieri, vice president and general manager of Moog Construction  a business unit of Moog Inc.  discuss the collaboration with Doosan Bobcat on the T7X. 

Read the full interview with Joe Baldi and Joe Alfieri for even more details on the development of Doosan Bobcat's all-electric compact track loader

About the Author

Bob Vavra | Senior Content Director, Power & Motion and Machine Design

Bob Vavra is the Senior Content Director of Power & Motion and its sister publication Machine Design. Vavra has had a long career in publishing, media and events. He has covered all aspects of manufacturing for the past 20 years and is a regular attendee at events such as IMTS and Hannover Messe. Vavra is also a sought-after webcast moderator and event emcee, and has presided over events in the U.S., Germany and China. 

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