July 9 2020 - Plant and Equipment
HYBRID MOBILE QUARRY PLANT PROVES ITS WORTH
Recently, Plant and Equipment's Stian Overdahl caught up with McCloskey International's Toni Laaksonen to discuss the post-pandemic African market and the future of hybrid equipment.
At McCloskey, there is increasing demand for hybrid machines worldwide, though it varies between countries. Environmental regulation is one driver, while in some markets there is investment support for companies buying hybrid machines due to the reduction in emissions.
When a machine stays in one place for a protracted period of time, say six months, then using it with external power becomes very efficient because of the huge fuel savings as well as significant maintenance savings, especially on larger engines machines, he says.
"Therefore many governments have decided they want to support this type of development, where end users are investing in solutions which are more environmentally friendly."
Toni Laaksonen, Senior Vice President, McCloskey International