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Large Terex HyPower PHEV for electric Utilities.What is HTUF? HTUF is the Hybrid Truck Users Forum, a user-driven program operated by CALSTART.

Why should we care? The Forum exists to speed the commercialization of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency technologies.

The Terex® HyPower™ team played a key part at the 10th annual HTUF National Conference held in Dearborn, MI this year. The event saw record attendance with hundreds of vendors, fleet professionals and technologists in attendance.  We brought two of our crowd favorite Terex® HyPower™ Plug In Electric Hybrids for Electric Utilities.

Our Hypower Hybrids lifted more than 30 journalists, customers and spectators high into the Michigan sky without starting the engines of our trucks.  The constant feedback we received from the crowd was that our system was Practical, Effective and most important Cost Effective.

The Terex Team was recognized as the thought leader for our work site based Hybrid.  We  had the opportunity to provide information on our system to all the attendees in two separate forums.  Nick Camissa and Dan Brendan did a fantastic job in these presentations.

Thanks to CALSTART and the HTUF for hosting such a great event.

The Terex® HyPower™ team was lucky enough to attend the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) show in Toronto.  CUEE is Canada’s largest marketplace for products and services related to the utility sector.

Terex HyPower PHEV Bucket Truck at the Toronto CUEE Show

Terex HyPower LT 38 Bucket Truck with Tailshelf battery compartment on a Dodge 4x4 Chassis

The Team brought a pair of our Terex HyPower PHEV’s for demonstration and display to the event.  The systems where a big hit with all of the users (look for more HyPower video on You Tube soon).

The HyPower systems best in class hybrid operating time, near silent operation and original tailshelf mounted battery compartment were specifically noted.  Users appreciated the careful design of the system which focuses on maximum working time and minimum interference with the working spaces of the crew.

Thanks to the fantastic crew who worked this show especially  Chris Cruickshank, Robert Badin, Rick Von Bommel and Jacques Cloutier with Wajax Industries.  We appreciate you.

The Telecom and Utility Fleet supplement for Lift and Access magazine features Terex Utilities products on the cover.  It also has a special section on Hybrid Service Trucks for Telecoms and Utilities.  They have great information about the range of Hybrid Bucket Trucks and Hybrid Digger Derricks available today.  The Terex HyPower PHEV System is highlighted and detailed in the article.

Have a look for yourself at the e-magazine.  The article beginning on page 10 features a picture of three different Terex HyPower Systems!

Terex Utilities has completed another successful “Hand’s On” event in Watertown, SD. This event, held at our overhead training facility, has run for 32 years and is considered by many people in our industry to be the best manufacturer-based training course for both experienced customers and new team members around.

This year there were 2 Terex® HyPower™ PHEV systems at the event.  The HyPower™ TL41 material handling Bucket Truck and the HyPower™Digger Derrick both logged hours of operation without polluting the South Dakota sky.  These units show our commitment to expanding the retrofit-able HyPower system to more of our product lines.


The Terex® HyPower™ Team has put together a video showing the difference between a traditional Utilities vehicle and our HyPower™.  Our system uses a state of the art power management system to draw stored energy from the HyPower’s batteries allowing us to operate almost silently while on the job site.

Traditional units work using the diesel engine of the vehicle to power job site operations.  This means that the engine runs at ‘high idle’ burning upt to 1,200 gallons of fuel yearly, emitting pollutants and making a great deal of noise.

The HyPower System saves the fuel, increases efficiency of the crews and virtually eliminates the noise.  Don’t take our word for it, watch the video.

The California Employment Training Panel has approved Terex for a training contract worth$158,400 to reimburse us for the training of our California Team Members in Hybrid Technologies.  We are excited to be a part of this program which is helping California create and retain Green Jobs.  The funding for this program comes from Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program under AB 118.

The Terex® HyPower™ Team would like to thank Rosa Hernandez and Myra Cordova of the ETP Sacramento Regional Office for all of their help.  This takes us one step closer to making the Terex HyPower PHEV the standard Utilities Service Truck in the United States.

WATERTOWN, SD, USA, July 21, 2010 – The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, VA provided an appropriate venue for the public launch of the new HyPower™ hybrid system adapted to a digger derrick. Terex Utilities introduced the latest addition to its extensive “green” product line in the form of a Commander 4047 derrick.
This latest product rounds out the Terex Utilities Plug-in Electric Hybrid line that have been optimized and built for the electric utility, tree care and telecommunications industries. The HyPower™ hybrid system, a patent-pending technology, allows the customer to save fuel and reduce emissions while allowing operators to function in a relatively quiet work environment.
“The HyPower™ Digger Derrick product now gives our customers the best platform to use when “greening” their fleet,” said Dan Brenden, Product Manager for Terex. “Not only is the system capable of being retrofit onto existing chassis but, because it’s non-intrusive to the OEM drive-line, they can perform the jobs that they’ve always done with their equipment such as towing pole trailers, reel trailers and other tools and supplies to the job site.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced this week that is has approved nearly $500,000 in funds for the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid Project. The project, scheduled to be completed in January 2012, will retrofit 12 medium- and heavy-duty utility service vehicles with the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System. The HyPower™ zero-emissions technology can significantly reduce vehicle fuel consumption, lower carbon dioxide emissions and minimize noise pollution when installed on utility service vehicles.


This week South Dakota Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin stopped by to meet with the Terex® team in Watertown, South Dakota. She was eager to hear about a peice of South Dakota innovation – the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid system.

Stephenie toured the manufacturing facility talking to the hard working Dakotans who manufacture the HyPower™.  She finished the visit by taking one of the hybrid aerial devices up for a birdseye view of Watertown and the eastern South Dakota prairie.

Joe Caywood,Marketing Manager for Terex Utilities, commented “We appreciate the support from Representative Herseth Sandlin taking time out of her busy schedule to meet with us and her specific interest in the benefits of the HyPower system making a significant impact with reduced fuel consumption and emissions as well as providing quiet boom operation for utility crews”.

The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition held a Workshop on Heavy Duty Hybrids this week and the Terex® HyPower™ was the star of the event.  KCFC is a member of Clean Cities and they do a fantastic job of matching fuel saving projects to government funding.  In 2009 the KCFC brought $12.9 million in stimulus funds to a program that will purchase more than 210 diesel hybrid electric school buses.

The meeting took place beside the new Transit Authority of River City, Maintenance Annex and Training Facility which is registered to become a LEED Gold Facility.  TARC partnered with Luckett & Farley, a Louisville based architectural Leader in Sustainable Design, to build this amazing facility which features a Green Roof, solar panels and a Bioswale.


Special thanks to Melissa Howell, KCFC Executive Director, and Geoffrey Hobin, TARC Special Programs Manager.


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