Terex Utilities to debut all-electric bucket truck at Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference
Terex Utilities will debut an all-electric bucket truck on a Class 6/7 medium-duty chassis at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference.
A Terex Optima aerial device, powered by the HyPower SmartPTO by Viatec, is now available on an International eMV Series battery electric 33,000 GVW chassis, from Navistar.
"By combining SmartPTO technology with the International electric chassis, Terex Utilities was able to bring this bucket truck solution to the electric utilities two years ahead of industry projections," said Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing at Terex Utilities. "We are giving electric utilities a solution now to help meet their electrification and sustainability goals. Many utilities have sustainability goals with 50 percent electric achievement by 2025 and 100 percent electric by 2030. This solution can accelerate plans for electrification of their fleets."
The Terex Optima 55-foot aerial mounted on the International eMV Series has a 60-foot working height commonly used for electric distribution line work. It has a 135-mile driving range and the ability to operate the bucket for a full workday on a single charge.
Deliveries of the Terex Optima 55 eMV Series begin in June. Some availability remains for orders in 2022.