Alternatives in power

Nov. 28, 2021

Technological advances are continuing to change the way manufacturers are powering equipment. Gas and diesel engines still dominate in many areas, but change is ongoing and evolving.

Clean air and lower carbon dioxide emissions are driving forces worldwide in developing and improving other forms of power to run machines. In addition, internal combustion engines (ICEs) fueled by gas and diesel are moving in the direction of green, becoming more efficient. Hybrid technologies using a combination of electric motors and ICE, may retain the advantages of ICE’s longer running times.

Manufacturers also are investing heavily in the development of battery-powered equipment, using advanced lithium-ion batteries.

Sorting through the various options means knowing as both a rental company and a customer what your specific needs are.

Read more about how battery use is expanding in construction and general tool equipment in the November issue of Rental Management magazine.

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