Watertown, S.D.—Terex Utilities now offers customers the option to retrofit their current utility truck fleet with the Terex HyPower Hybrid System, a plug-in Power Take-Off (PTO) system that uses stored energy from the system’s rechargeable batteries to power the non-propulsion functions of most utility vehicles. The system helps customers save fuel and reduce exhaust emissions while allowing operators to function in a relatively quiet work environment, a benefit for noise sensitive job sites.
“Retrofitting our HyPower system onto a current utility truck, including aerial devices and digger derricks, can help customers “green up” their fleet at a reduced capital investment versus purchasing a new HyPower unit,” says Nick Cammisa, Terex national accounts manager. “Not only is this a less expensive option, but it's also a faster way for customers to meet their company’s green initiatives. The HyPower system reduces the engine idle hours on the job site, resulting in fewer oil changes, lower fuel consumption, as well as reducing the amount of times an engine will need to go into re-gen mode. Most competitive aerial device makes and models qualify for this retrofit option.”
The Terex HyPower Hybrid Retrofit Program can be applied to any Terex or competitive manufacturer’s aerial devices five years old or newer and can be completed at any one of our 14 different Terex Equipment Services (TES) locations. For an aerial device to be considered for a HyPower retrofit, it needs to pass an initial inspection, which includes an understanding of the truck’s available payload capacity, body configuration and cab-to-axle length to accommodate the battery packs. After the inspection, retrofits can be completed in as little as two weeks.
HyPower retrofitted trucks come with the standard one-year warranty from the date of in-service on the system, the same as on new HyPower equipped units.
“Not only is the Terex HyPower Hybrid System simple enough to be retrofitted onto existing utility vehicles,” says Cammisa, “but it is also durable enough to outlive its first vehicle and be used on another.”
For more information about Terex or other retrofit systems, click here to go to Utility Products' Buyers Guide.