Speedy adds 1,800 ‘green’ Hilti saws
By Belinda Smart12 January 2022
UK rental company Speedy has added to its “green” tool range with an investment in 1,800 new Hilti DSH 600-X cut off saws, suited for laying paving, masonry work, metalwork and construction applications.
The new DSH 600-X is designed to operate for double the time of an average cut off saw used in construction - four years, compared to the two-year lifespan of an average model.
It is also said to produce “36% less vibration and faster blade stop than the main competitor, reducing the risk of exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome, fatigue, and other injuries.”
“The saw can also cut deeper, has a 120mm cutting depth on a 300mm blade, with a water pump to minimise dust intake by the operator,” said Speedy.
“This means more productivity, less equipment waste and reduced costs.”
The DSH 600-X has a disposal rate of 99.7%. and will also reduce the embodied carbon in Speedy’s fleet. In addition, most of the product can also be recycled and reused at the end of its life.
Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said, “Cut off saws are our bread and butter, being a tool that’s so regularly used on any typical construction site. It’s crucial that we always have good availability of these core products to help keep contractors’ projects moving.
“The Hilti saw delivers a competitive spec-sheet for our customers, while helping us to deliver on our environmental ambitions.
“Equipment that works into the circular economy has less embodied carbon from the extraction and processing of raw materials used in the manufacturing process, while creating less waste,” said Connor.
“Expanding our fleet with more recyclable and long-life equipment forms a major part of our strategy to become a net-zero company before 2050.”
Hilti will also provide repair support “to help maximise the tools’ lifespan.” Speedy confirmed.
The saws are available to hire through Speedy’s four-hour delivery service.
In November Speedy opened its low carbon innovation centre and earlier in 2021 made a commitment to meet net zero emissions by 2050.