When you see electric heavy electric equipment at work, it can be easy to forget how truly different they can be when compared with diesel.  In fact, nearly everyone can benefit from electric heavy equipment, and in this post, we’ll highlight the benefits it can bring to specific industries.  If you don’t see your industry listed, check back – we’re continually updating this post.

Industries

Waste Management | Agriculture | Local Government (Coming Soon)

Electric Equipment Benefits: Waste Management

The Waste Management subsector is one industry where the many electric equipment benefits really stand out.  It’s easy to see how electric equipment can protect your workers and keep your company flexible as regulations increase.

Noise Reduction

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Hazardous sound exposure is anything about 90 dbA.

Hazardous noise can result in permanent hearing loss.  Waste management is already a noisy business, and without factoring in any equipment noise, many waste facilities generate noise at 85 dbA from their various processes.  When you add in excess noise from material movements (glass or metal clanging) as well as that of the internal combustion engines roaring on site, you can see that hazardous noise levels can reach dangerous heights.  The OSHA limit for hazardous sound exposure is 90 dbA – but your employees might be exposed to sounds louder than that when working on-site.

According to OSHA, workers shouldn’t be exposed to 100 dbA sound exposure for more than 2 hours a day.  This is not without reason, of course: 34% of workers in the relevant subsector are exposed to hazardous noise.  Across all subsectors in the Services industry, 10% of workers overall report hearing difficulty, and 13% report that they have hearing impairment in both ears.  

With HEVI equipment, there’s no internal combustion engine, and therefore no sound for a muffler to reduce.  In fact, the loudest component on our equipment is the radiator fans, which come in at around 73 dbA. This sound, however, will only persist for a short moment as the idle and normal operation sounds from the equipment fall well below this initial sound, and as a result is below the OSHA limit.  Electric equipment benefits waste management workers as much as the environment!

Zero-Operating Emissions from Electric Equipment

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Let’s face it:  Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports are becoming more important for investors and customers every day.  Likewise, governments and corporations are setting more ambitious sustainability goals in the fight against climate change.  With waste management serving as one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the country, everyone is watching to see how the sector will trim its output.  You can lead the way by switching away from internal combustion engines wherever you have them – forklifts, trucks, and of course, heavy equipment like front loaders.

HEVI’s electric equipment has no operating emissions, of course, so when you upgrade your fleet to our all-electric equipment, you’ll be taking a big step towards your ESG goals.

Less Maintenance Means Less Waste Management (For You!)

It’s no secret that internal combustion engines require way more maintenance than electric motors.  The sheer number of moving parts, along with the necessary fluids to keep them running, means that your diesel equipment is setting you back a hefty amount.  Beyond that, hazardous diesel fuel or other fluid spills can not only wreck your wallet, but also create a huge headache with the EPA.  It’s likely that government regulations are already causing a headache for your diesel-based operations.   

Without having to maintain your diesel engine and storage components, we estimate a 40% annual reduction in maintenance costs.  On top of that, with the price of diesel around $6 a gallon, you’ll save around $70,000* on fuel alone by switching to HEVI’s all-electric equipment.  With fewer necessary fluids and fewer moving parts, you’re doing more than managing your clients’ waste – you’re generating less yourself.

As you can see, HEVI equipment is the way to go for waste management applications.  Not only does it bring all the power and utility you need, but it also keeps you and your workers safer and healthier while letting you save money on operating costs and keeping up with your ESG goals. 

To order your HEVI equipment, click here! 

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*Based on $6 per gallon diesel cost with an operational use of 6 gallons per hour, and 15.45 cents per kWh electricity cost with an operational use of 15 kW per hour.  Savings are based on an 8-hour work day, 5 days a week.

Industries

Waste Management | Agriculture | Local Government (Coming Soon)

Electric Equipment in Agriculture

Agriculture is one industry where the many electric equipment benefits really stand out.  It’s easy to see how reducing emissions can help farmers – your crops and livestock both need clean air to produce. 

Here’s how swapping your farm’s fleet to electric can revolutionize your job site.

Noise Reduction on Your Farm

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Hazardous noise can result in permanent hearing loss.  Agricultural equipment and even livestock can generate sounds loud enough to qualify as hazardous.  Grain dryers, tractors, loaders, and even chainsaws emit noise that can easily damage an unprotected ear.  For instance, the OSHA limit for hazardous sound exposure is 90 dbA.  An average tractor can hit 100 dbA.   

According to OSHA, workers shouldn’t be exposed to 100 dbA sound exposure for more than 2 hours a day.  You’d think you could give your operators appropriate protection, and they could ride your tractor all day long.  However, even with the current and regular use of hearing protection, 15% of workers in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (AFFH) sector suffer from hearing loss.  This is likely because 74% of noise-exposed workers in that sector report not wearing hearing protection.  If you or your staff fall into that category, you’re risking material hearing impairment that impacts your day-to-day life. 

With HEVI equipment, there’s no internal combustion engine, and therefore no sound for a muffler to reduce.  In fact, the loudest component on our equipment is the radiator fans, which come in at around 73 dbA at startup, already well below the OSHA limit, before getting even quieter.  Electric equipment benefits your ears as much as the environment!

Zero-Operating Emissions from Electric Equipment

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The most obvious electric equipment benefits are that your crops and livestock won’t have to deal with any emissions.

Each year, agricultural equipment kills 700 people from pollution alone.  Diesel exhaust contains what’s known as DPM – diesel particulate matter.  Exposure to DPM can experience a variety of effects and illnesses, from dizziness to cardiovascular disease.  In contrast, other farm-related fatalities total roughly 400 per year, making diesel a major danger for you and your operators.  Although we know air pollution is a major ecological concern, we often forget that people are a part of our ecosystem.  This means you and your workers are constantly putting yourselves at risk when operating in a polluted environment.  

HEVI’s electric equipment has no operating emissions, of course, so when you get HEVI, you are reducing the physical harm done not only to your workers, but to those around you.    

Reduce On-Site Hazards and Liabilities

Acquisition of diesel fuel is a major part of fleet management, and for any operations that require on-site tanks, both the actual and potential costs are very high.  Diesel is a hazardous material, and as such its storage is covered by a huge number of regulations that ensure on-site safety.  Even after you’ve acquired your permits and paid for the appropriate containers and installed it all, the diesel itself is still a headache and a liability.   You’re still managing your equipment idle times, which can cost 15-20% of all the fuel you’ll use on a given project, and making sure to protect the diesel from theft.

HEVI, on the other hand, provides three separate charging solutions, each one free from the difficulties of hazardous material management.  To top it all off, idling alone uses barely any battery, giving you a better return on investment for those moments when your logistics are held up.

Electric Equipment Costs Less

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Buying electric equipment benefits your wallet as much as the environment!

It’s no secret that internal combustion engines require way more maintenance than electric motors.  The sheer number of moving parts, along with the necessary fluids to keep them running, means that your diesel equipment is setting you back a hefty amount.  Beyond that, hazardous diesel fuel or other fluid spills can not only wreck your wallet, but also create a huge headache with the EPA.  It’s likely that government regulations are already causing a headache for your diesel-based operations.   

Without having to maintain your diesel engine and storage components, we estimate a 40% annual reduction in maintenance costs.  On top of that, with the price of diesel around $6 a gallon, you’ll save around $70,000* on fuel alone by switching to HEVI’s all-electric equipment.   

As you can see, HEVI equipment is perfect for work on the farm.  Not only does it bring all the power and utility you need, but it also keeps you and your workers safer and healthier while letting you save money on operating costs. 

To reserve your HEVI equipment, click here! 

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*Based on $6 per gallon diesel cost with an operational use of 6 gallons per hour, and 15.45 cents per kWh electricity cost with an operational use of 15 kW per hour.  Savings are based on an 8-hour work day, 5 days a week.

Industries

Waste Management | Agriculture | Local Government (Coming Soon)