United Rentals adds JCB all-electric dumpsters to North American rental fleet
United Rentals, Inc. has agreed to purchase high-volume, fully electric dumpsters from JCB for its rental fleet. United Rentals will be the first equipment rental company to offer JCB's HTD-5E electric dumpsters to North American contractors looking to create lower-emission job sites.
JCB HTD-5E electric dumpsters join zero-emission trucks, vans, compact excavators, energy systems, and more already in the United Rentals portfolio of environmentally friendly rental equipment. The tracked electric dumpster is offered as a high-tip, ride-on model, capable of carrying up to 1,102 lbs. Its lithium-ion battery pack powers the machine for a typical full day of work. United Rentals expects to deploy the vehicles in the last quarter of 2022.
"By adding JCB e-dumpsters to our offerings, United Rentals continues to demonstrate leadership in the use of 100 percent electric vehicles in construction and industrial rental sectors," says Mike Durand, senior vice president of sales and operations at United Rentals. "As companies build plans to achieve sustainability goals, we can help them reduce the environmental impact of their equipment while also maintaining safety and productivity."
The HTD-5E electric dumpster provides a carrying solution for construction, landscaping, agriculture, and more. Its electric drive makes the machine suitable for indoor work, tunnelling applications, and urban sites that require low noise and zero exhaust emissions. The e-dumpster includes a SmartStep feature that offers increased safety and operator comfort. With the feature, stepping off the machine isolates power to the tracks while still allowing the use of the hydraulics and skip.
United Rentals has set a goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of its business by 35 percent by 2030, starting from 2018.