Maeda Mini Crane CC1485 carbon neutral

December 7, 2021

Published by Kranlyft Group

Environmentally friendly construction sites are now a reality, not a distant dream. 

The first Maeda crane to be equipped with an electric drive from DEUTZ has made its debut and will help to make building sites more environmentally friendly. At the DEUTZ Days trade event, drive systems specialist DEUTZ and Japanese crane manufacturer Maeda unveiled the CC 1485 crawler crane, which is fitted with a 360-volt drive powered by a lithium-ion battery. With an output of 40 kW, this zero-emission construction-site vehicle is very powerful. DEUTZ is a pioneer of carbon-neutral drive systems for off-highway applications and is steadily expanding its range of alternative drives for its customers.

“Environmentally friendly construction sites are now a reality, not a distant dream. We are delighted to be here with Maeda today to present the prototypes for an electric construction-site vehicle. The CC 1485 is already fully functional. Our electric drive is quiet, efficient and emission free, even when used on a building site,” says Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, Chief Technology Officer of DEUTZ AG.

Tomiaki Habasaki, Executive General Manager – Industrial Machinery Headquarters: “Maeda has already been in the electrified vehicle market with its small “spider-crane” in Europe. We experience a strong pick-up in demand from our customers for environmentally friendly products. In order to electrify our crawler crane we decided on a joint development with DEUTZ as DEUTZ is known for its proven technology and experience in electrified drive trains for off-highway equipment.”

Some of the key features of the CC1485B:

  • Zero emissions
  • Fully electric powered
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Load capacity of up to 6 tonnes
  • Low noise & improved working environment

Key facts at a glance:

  • 14.4 tons
  • 400 V full electric system
  • 42 kWh Li-Ion Battery
  • 40 kW electric powertrain (80 kW peak power)
  • 22 kW onboard-charger substitutes 3.3 kW onboard-charger
  • Based on Maeda CC 1485

DEUTZ and Maeda will showcase the vehical at tha Bauma 2022 trade fair, enabling it to be seen by more people in the industry.

Full production for the DEUTZ electric drive is expected to begin in 2023.

We are very much looking forward to the launch of this new battery crane from Maeda.


For more information:
Jurgen Vater, CEO at Kranlyft Group
+46 703 343 053 |

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