Energy Xtreme offers mild-hybrid plug-in system for hydraulic lifts

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Updated Mar 2, 2011

Energy Xtreme’s U36 Crossover system is designed to provide emissions-free energy to power the hydraulic lifts of bucket trucks used by municipal, telecom, cable and utility fleets. The lightweight maintenance-free system, which can be factory-integrated onto new vehicles or retrofitted onto vehicles already in use, can run the vehicle’s auxiliary electrical equipment, tools, motors, pumps, hydraulic booms or bucket truck equipment, as well as the truck’s lights, radio and laptop, all without the need to engage the engine or use a generator.

The recyclable system includes an Energy Xtreme power management system, electric motor, pump and control module, and is designed to run hydraulic systems of up to 8 gallons per minute (gpm); the rechargeable system can be plugged into a 30-amp wall outlet. Other features include two plug-and-play components – a control module and 9K cartridge – and telematics capabilities for self-auditing emissions reduction and cost savings tracking and reporting. The unit, which has a life of more than five years, can operate at temperatures ranging from -30 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.