Electric cranes for Bygma
Danish builders’ merchant Bygma, has invested in a number of battery electric HMF loader cranes mounted on biogas powered trucks, in order to offer more environmentally friendly, quieter deliveries.
The first HMF crane to be installed is a 2820 which offers a maximum capacity of up to 5.3 tonnes and a maximum radius of 23.9 metres on the 10 section boom with a capacity of 320kg.
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The first of Bygma’s HMF electric cranes
Bygma's purchasing director, Preben Nielsen said: "A biogas truck contributes significantly to CO2 reduction, in fact, as much as 90 percent, compared to diesel which is why we made this investment. Bygma's new trucks will run on biogas, which offers the greatest savings on CO2. As the truck is stationary while work is being carried out with the crane - which is often used many times a day - we think it’s obvious to combine the two technologies."
"The electric crane is almost completely silent, and since the truck doesn’t emit CO2 when it is switched off, we significantly reduce both emissions and engine noise. The new trucks therefore offer a significant noise reduction compared to traditional trucks, which is very important in connection with construction sites in urban areas."
"We’ve been using HMF cranes for about 15 years, we choose them first and foremost because they are reliable and have an efficient maintenance setup. In addition, our drivers are pleased with the crane's extra ‘bend in the back’ which makes it flexible to work with. Finally, the close cooperation is also crucial, and the reason for us to continue our work with HMF."
"We support the Danish government's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030. That's also why we're investing in these biogas trucks, and why, in the coming years, we'll be optimising our buildings, waste management and vehicle fleet - areas where CO2 emissions are high."
"We consider ourselves pioneers in this field and look forward to gaining some experience with our new biogas and electric powered trucks before deciding on the next step."