Hounslow Highways puts the very first electric chipper to work
Following a successful two-week trial earlier this year, Hounslow Highways has taken another step towards a greener, cleaner operation by adding one of the Country’s very first electric chipper’s into their growing list of electrical tools, equipment and plant.
The chipper will commence operations with the Hounslow Highways Tree Team; tackling this season’s fallen branches and green waste with a quieter, less polluting alternative option.
The Hounslow Highways team, whose mission is to protect and enhance the green aspects of the borough’s highways, has already converted many of their traditional tools to electric options.
Rebecca Mastrogiannis, Environment and Sustainability Manager, said, “Our team is absolutely committed to the green agenda – these tools really enhance the way we work as we are lowering carbon emissions and improving air quality associated with our works. And for people who are passionate about trees, that’s a nice change!”
The new chipper’s lithium-ion technology once again proves that ‘greener’ doesn’t have to mean less efficient or less effective as it is able to match motor-driven machines in both power and performance. The lightness of the model also allows for it to be easily transported to any site as required when compared to the non-electrical chippers which are often significantly heavier.
Martin Clack (Divisional Director) said: “We are continuing to look for new green additions to our fleet, and this chipper is a great example of Hounslow Highways continuing commitment to find not only the best equipment in terms of performance, but also plant and tools that will support our ambition to lower our carbon footprint.”