Low carbon a focus at Executive Hire Show

By Belinda Smart23 January 2023

The Executive Hire Show (EHS) - from 8 to 9 February 2023 - will focus on low carbon equipment, with OEMs including JCB Thwaites, Sany and Tufftruk showing alternatively powered machines.

JCB’s 514-40 has a cab height of 1.8m and a width of 1.56m. Photo: JCB

Chris Moore, EHS Publishing and Events Director, confirmed the show had sold out as of December, with 150 companies confirmed, including Altrad Belle, Ammann UK, Atlas Copco, BPH Attachments, Bravi Platforms, Coveya, Doosan UK, GenQuip Groundhog, JCB, Makita UK Mecalac, Sany, Snorkel, Thwaites, Trime (UK), Yanmar.

Of the 150, 31 will be first-time exhibitors. They include tank specialist Atlas Tanks Group, battery specialist Instagrid UK and Italian OEM Merlo.

Low carbon launches

The JCB stand will showcase the JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator and the E-TECH power pack range, designed to provide a zero-emissions solution to varying on-site electrical demand.

JCB will also unveil its “smallest ever” loadall telescopic handler. The 514-40 has a cab height of 1.8m and a width of 1.56m. The full width cab is up to 200mm wider than competitors while lift capacity at full height is 12% higher than that of competitors.

Thwaites’ 3-tonne electric dumper. Photo: Thwaites.

UK dumper specialist Thwaites will debut its 3-tonne electric dumper, fitted with four long-life, lithium-ion (dry-cell) batteries, operating at 48V. Each is rated at 5.75kWh, providing sufficient power to drive the machine.

Tufftruk, also UK-based, will introduce the new ‘Electric BENDie’ mini dumper, a battery-powered mini dumper that provides maximum versatility and light touch operation.

Available as an EB400 and EB500, for use indoors or outdoors, the compact TRUXTA (EB400 2ft 6”/ 730mm or EB500 or 3ft/850mm) fits through most doorways.

Chinese OEM Sany will exhibit its SY19E electric mini excavator in the UK for the first time.

“The electrically driven 1.8 tonne SY19E mini excavator benefits from zero pollutant emissions and lower noise levels.

Tufftruk will introduce the new ‘Electric BENDie’ mini dumper at EHS 2023. Photo: Tufftruk.

Other low carbon releases include an electric tracked barrow from UK OEM Dragon - the PB1000 Power Barrow. Built using the same all-terrain track base used for the Dragon Equipment range, the manoeuvrable PB1000 is capable of carrying, lifting, and tipping loads of up to 1,000Kgs.

Site accommodation specialist GenQuip Groundhog is launching the i range at this year’s show. The mobile welfare units will offer up to 90% reduction in generator use over a 12-month period and in summer periods the generator will not be required.

Innovation showcase

The EHS’s showcase for new products, the Innovation Trail, will focus on equipment that employs new power sources, sustainable technologies, or improves efficiency and environmental impact.

It will also have a new format this year, with industry media identity Peter Haddock of Content with Media broadcasting live interviews of selected suppliers during the show.

The Executive Hire Show (EHS) will take place from 8 to 9 February 2023 at the Coventry Building Society Arena (CBS) in the UK.

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