Burning fossils really is becoming a thing of the past
If your business is construction, a major concern is that your builds are going to last. Another is that your equipment will be able to go the distance. If you’re thinking battery-powered equipment might not make the grade on a modern building site, here’s why it’s forward thinking to pass on gas…
Minimize mess with the EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasingly vigilant regarding all aspects of construction safety. As this typical document illustrates, gasoline and its attendant risks are foremost on their mind. Greener methods of building are becoming the norm, so it’s not uncommon for gas-powered companies bidding on construction work to be outdone by cleaner, electrically-charged competitors.
A switch to battery powered construction equipment eliminates the kind of fumes, spills and stains that strip the health of workers and the pockets of the company. Consider an electric fleet of vehicles on your site, and how much longer they can happily run once you reduce gas as your energy source.
In addition, not complying with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, CERCLA, or the Oil Pollution Act , depending on how much you’ll be storing on site, raises the specter of up to a 15-year prison sentence or fines of up to $27,500 a day and penalties of $250,000.
The risk list goes on. Heavy duty exhaust fumes can fall foul of the Clean Air Act (CAA). All of these watchdogs have an eye on gas-powered construction, while battery-charged builders can get on with the work.
Batteries minimize moving parts
The more cogs in the wheel, the greater the chance of a single part jamming up the whole. Gas guzzling equipment is full of spark plugs, air filters, radiators, transmissions, carburetors, and other moving parts which all have to work in unison. One leak in a gas tank and you’re pouring money down the drain.
Battery power limits wear and tear by eliminating all those bits and pieces, extending its working lifespan and bringing parts, labor and maintenance down to a minimum. There’s none of the typical IC (Internal Combustion) waste that requires disposal, and lead from batteries is very easily recycled.
The core of durability is reliability, and a fully-charged battery on stand-by also provides flexibility in the event of gas or even electricity shortages.
Triple E models in action
The Sherpa 100 ECO is as tough and durable as they come, with a two-horsepower electric motor and 360-ampere battery that will keep it running from 9 to 5.
The Sherpa 100 EHD defines heavy-duty flexibility with the option of either remote-controlled or manual operation. Capable of lifting over 1000lbs, it’s fully controlled by a computer, which helps maximize every use of the battery.
While we’re discussing durability, ask yourself how much more important that factor is when it comes to the human beings operating the equipment. Our battery-powered vehicles help reduce operator fatigue by generating less vibration and noise.
The EPA’s blessing means batteries are going to last
In the 21st century, gas is going the way of the dinosaur, especially in the construction industry. Yes, some relics will remain chugging along but everyone from the EPA down to the simple householder wants cleaner, greener construction. But if you want your equipment and your business to last, you’d do better with batteries.
Have the benefits of battery got you all charged up? At Cratos, our equipment is OSHA approved and a quick use of the Cost Saving Calculators on our website could see you saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. You can call us at (954)-978-3440 or reach us through our contact form. We’d love to take you with us into the future.