Terex Utilities announces that it will debut an industry first — an all-electric bucket truck on a Class 6/7 Medium Duty chassis in production and available now — at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, June 5-8, in Williamsburg, Va.
A Terex Optima 55-ft 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. “We are giving electric utilities a solution now to help meet their electrification and sustainability goals. Many utilities have sustainability goals with 50% electric achievement by 2025 and 100% electric by 2030. This solution can accelerate plans for electrification of their fleets.”
The Terex Optima 55 ft aerial mounted on the International eMV Series is a 60-ft working height aerial 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.
“We have been working on green solutions for more than a decade,” said Caywood. “During that time, we have learned what works and what doesn’t. It’s exciting to see these investments come to fruition with an all-electric bucket truck that is robust and designed to meet the specific needs of utility applications.”
Deliveries of the Terex Optima 55 eMV Series begin in June. For utilities looking to jump start replacing their medium fleets with zero emissions equipment, some availability remains for orders in 2022.