Following the successful use of Brantner's first PLUG-IN hybrid press-type waste collection vehicle in east Austria we have now invested in another vehicle for our subsidiary Brantner Poprad s.r.o. in Poprad, Slovakia.
In use now for some days, the new generation of press-type refuse trucks is not only a welcome sight in the countryside, thanks to the reduced emissions and noise of the electric tipping, it also has a positive impact on the environment and residents.
"With this innovation the city of Poprad is a pioneer in forward-thinking resource management and uses the unique hybrid technology together with Brantner, its waste management partner. It is the first PLUG-IN hybrid press-type waste collection in use in Slovakia," says managing director Dusan Magula, delighted about the success.
Unlike conventional press-type bin lorries, which still feature diesel-powered hydraulic mechanisms, the pressing unit including tipping on this new development is powered electrically by means of a battery. The engine of the lorry can be switched off while the compactor is in use. Thanks to its hybrid technology, the diesel consumption of the lorry is reduced by 25%, it produces around 25% less CO2 and up to 75% less noise.