ELECTRIFYING NEWS – KELSEY PLANT HIRE GOES GREEN

Hybrid Electric Diggers & Fully Electric Dumpers – Emission Free – Low Noise

Increasing environmental pressure and advances in modern technology mean there is talk that the ‘good old’ diesel engine will be phased out over the next 20-30 years.

In the construction industry there is a serious move towards the green spectrum. Big name manufacturers are busy working on prototype fully electric, emission free plant machinery but its going to be a good few years before these will be available in the market.

However, Japanese manufacturer Takeuchi, unveiled their first ever hybrid diesel / electric 1.5 tonne digger, TB216H, in March 2017 and have since added the micro hybrid digger, TB210H.

Features and benefits when plugged in include:

  • Continuous use, with running costs of about £1 per hr
  • Zero emissions
  • No noise
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint

These are the same excellent machines that you are used to hiring from us but these models are dual power. Plugged into 3 phase (or generator up to max 150m away) they switch easily from diesel to electric, becoming emission free, practically silent and with no loss of digging power whatsoever.

Kelsey Plant Hire has taken a bold and forward thinking step. We now have these hybrid diesel / electric diggers in our hire fleet because we know many of you are already having to consider emission free, low noise options on some projects and this pressure will only increase. Whilst these machines are not cheap to hire they add huge environmental value to your bid and could certainly make the difference between winning and losing contracts.

We have also added fully electric 1 tonne skip loading dumpers and tracked dumpers to our fleet for 2018.

Our all electric skip loading dumpers, both 1 tonne and 1.5 tonne, are perfectly suited for work indoors without creating any air or noise pollution.

These versatile dumpers can also be used outside providing that the terrain is solid and gradients do not exceed 15 degrees.

Features and benefits include:

  • Fully electric
  • Zero emissions
  • No noise
  • Highly manoeuvrable
  • Capable of 8 hours use between charging
  • High-tip, skip loading ability
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint

Both the diesel / electric Hybrid mini diggers and the fully electric skip loading dumpers are needed for refurbishment projects and essential for work in places which are in continuous use, for example:

  • Hospitals
  • Operation centres
  • Food processing centres
  • Transport hubs (airports, stations etc)

And perfect for projects within or close vicinity to:

  • Demolition sites
  • Basements
  • Any underground or enclosed site
  • Refurbishment projects
  • Shops / shopping centres
  • Places of worship
  • Overnight construction areas
  • Schools

We are committed to continually adding new technology to our hire fleet as new and more advanced electrically powered machines begin to enter the market. – Watch this space!

To enquire about the hybrid diggers and / or the electric dumpers for hire to London, the South East and anywhere in mainland UK please do contact the hiredesk for a quote. Tel: 01403 249125 Email: hiredesk@kelseyplanthire.co.uk