The compact Eco1000 is available as a two-axle model with two driven suspensions; as a four-axle model with two or four driven suspensions; as a four-axle model with two or four driven suspensions and a long frame; and as a six-axle model with four driven suspensions.

“Up to four units can be combined together with interchangeable components, different Power Pack technologies and a wide selection of accessories,” said Alessandro Giordano, product manager at Cometto.

The Cometto Eco1000 series offers all necessary vehicle combinations and interoperability with existing products from the Eco1000 family. In ‘side-by-side’ mode it is possible to combine two vehicles with same length and engine. End-to-end combinations allow the connection of vehicles of different lengths. Each vehicle is equipped with quick coupling connections to link two vehicles together with electrical cables (available as an optional accessory).

The widest range of Power Pack Units assures maximum flexibility. “All Power Pack Units have been designed and tested under the hardest conditions to meet the most advanced emission standard requirements of the market. Whether it may be a traditional propulsion for continuous performance, hybrid or electric technology,” said Giordano.

Thanks to hybrid technology, the performance of a traditional engine can be combined with the cleanliness of an electric motor and drive zero-emission distances. The lithium battery can be charged while driving by recuperation, as well as at its dedicated charging station. This Power Pack Unit is specifically designed for an outdoor/indoor use where full electric working is requested only for a specific work cycle.

The 4.3in display of the newly designed remote control shows all trailer and transport information. And the 12.1in color touch-screen display within the Power Pack Unit provides information about lifting, steering and driving modes to the operator.

“The electronic steering guarantees maximum maneuverability and precision through a +135/-135° steering angle,” said Giordano, highlighting also “an important stroke of 700 mm.” With the hydrostatic drive system, the Eco1000 modules can be moved precisely and progressively in all directions. The system is equipped with power regulators allowing it to exploit the maximum available torque.