Delivery Nationwide Now Available!

Free Equipment Consultation Now Available!

Building a Greener Future: The Advantages of Battery Electric Construction Equipment

Construction Site Equipment

In today’s construction industry, the call for sustainability has never been louder. As companies like Eco Plant Hire lead the charge toward eco-friendly practices, the adoption of battery electric construction equipment emerges as a powerful solution. By minimising noise, reducing vibration, and eliminating emissions, these innovations not only enhance job site efficiency but also contribute to a cleaner environment. Let’s delve into the workings of electric construction equipment, explore their benefits, and discover the diverse range of equipment offered by Eco Plant Hire.

Understanding the Variety of Batteries in Our Electric Machinery

At Eco Plant Hire, we pride ourselves on utilising cutting-edge battery technology to power our electric plant machinery. We recognize that different equipment requires different types of batteries to optimise performance and efficiency. That’s why we offer a tailored approach, using three distinct types of batteries across our fleet:

Lithium-ion Batteries:

At Eco Plant Hire, we rely on lithium-ion batteries as the backbone of our electric machinery. These cutting-edge batteries offer an unparalleled combination of high energy density and extended cycle life, making them the ideal power source for our electric diggers. Their ability to maintain consistent power output and rapid charging capabilities ensure that our diggers operate efficiently for prolonged periods with minimal downtime. Lithium-ion batteries are synonymous with reliability and performance, enabling us to deliver exceptional results on every job site.

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries:

In addition to lithium-ion batteries, we also integrate lithium iron phosphate batteries into select models of our electric diggers including our remote diggers. Renowned for their enhanced safety, stability, and longevity, lithium iron phosphate batteries provide an added layer of confidence in demanding environments. Their exceptional thermal stability makes them particularly well-suited for applications where safety is paramount, as they minimise the risk of overheating or thermal runaway. With lithium iron phosphate batteries, we ensure that our diggers deliver reliable power while prioritising operator safety and equipment longevity.

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries:

Our electric dumpers trucks rely on the robust performance and durability offered by AGM batteries. Engineered to withstand the rigours of heavy-duty use, AGM batteries are the backbone of our dumper fleet. Their maintenance-free design and exceptional resistance to vibration and shock ensure long-lasting performance in the most demanding construction environments. With AGM batteries powering our dumpers, we provide our customers with reliable and efficient equipment that can tackle any job with ease.

Advantages of Battery Electric Construction Equipment

Minimised Noise

In bustling construction environments, noise pollution isn’t just a nuisance; it’s a safety concern. Battery electric construction equipment, including micro diggers and electric power floats, offers a significant advantage with substantially reduced noise levels compared to traditional machinery. Beyond merely reducing auditory discomfort, this quiet operation fosters a safer work environment.

Improved safety stems from enhanced communication among colleagues on the job site. With noise levels significantly lower, workers can communicate more effectively, whether it’s giving warnings, coordinating movements, or simply discussing tasks at hand. Clear communication minimises the likelihood of misunderstandings and reduces the risk of accidents caused by miscommunication or lack thereof.

Moreover, the reduced noise facilitates better concentration and alertness among operators. With fewer distractions, operators can remain more focused on their tasks, leading to smoother operations and heightened awareness of their surroundings. This heightened focus contributes to a safer work environment, where operators are more attuned to potential hazards, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.

Reduced Vibration

Extreme vibration over extended periods can indeed take a toll on operators, leading to headaches, fatigue, and even debilitating back pain. This discomfort not only affects the well-being of the operators but also hampers their productivity and overall safety on the job site. However, with battery electric equipment, operators experience a significant reduction in these adverse effects.

Battery electric construction equipment operates with remarkable smoothness and efficiency, minimising vibrations that can cause discomfort and fatigue. By mitigating the intensity of vibrations, operators enjoy greater comfort and reduced physical strain during prolonged use. This not only enhances operator well-being but also contributes to safer working conditions and increased productivity on the job site.

By reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries caused by machine-induced vibrations, battery electric equipment helps ensure the long-term health and safety of operators. With diminished discomfort and fatigue, operators can maintain their focus and efficiency throughout the workday, resulting in higher-quality work and lower incidence of accidents or errors.

Zero Emissions

Traditional construction machinery powered by diesel engines emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. In contrast, electric equipment produces zero emissions during operation, offering a sustainable solution for construction projects. By reducing the carbon footprint of job sites, companies like Eco Plant Hire contribute to a healthier and greener future for generations to come.

Overview of Battery Electric Construction Equipment Offered by Eco Plant Hire

A. Electric Micro and Remote Diggers

4 ton Electric Digger For Hire or Rent

At Eco Plant Hire, we offer a range of electric diggers designed to meet the diverse needs of construction projects. From compact 1-ton to robust 4-ton capacity diggers, our electric micro and remote diggers combine efficiency with environmental sustainability, providing operators with powerful yet eco-friendly solutions for excavation tasks.

Learn more about it here:

B. Electric Powered Forklifts

electric battery forklift

Our electric powered forklifts are meticulously engineered to deliver superior performance while minimising environmental impact. With zero emissions and precise manoeuvrability, these forklifts offer a sustainable solution for material handling operations on construction sites.

C. Battery Powered Generators

Battery Electric Construction Equipment

Developed with a primary focus on meeting residents’ power needs, the GSB® series significantly reduces dependence on main power sources while simultaneously decreasing consumption costs. By harnessing the power of solar energy and battery storage, these generators provide a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional diesel-powered units.

In addition to its practical benefits, the GSB® series exemplifies Eco Plant Hire’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. By reducing emissions and minimising reliance on fossil fuels, these generators contribute to a cleaner and greener future for construction projects and beyond.

Experience the next generation of power supply solutions with the GSB® range from Eco Plant Hire, where innovation meets sustainability to power a brighter tomorrow.

D. Electric Powered Air Compressor

Battery Electric Construction Equipment

Experience the future of compressed air technology with our electric compressor featuring Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology. The E-Air H250 VSD compressor sets new standards in performance, energy-efficiency, and versatility. Its clean, compact VSD motor ensures low noise levels, while the plug-and-play design makes installation and operation effortless. With zero emissions and unrivalled efficiency, the E-Air H250 VSD compressor is the ultimate solution for construction sites requiring air compressors that they can take anywhere.

E. Electric Power Floats

green ride-on battery power float being moved

Electric power floats are essential for achieving smooth and polished concrete surfaces on construction projects. Eco Plant Hire’s electric power floats offer unparalleled performance and efficiency, with zero emissions and reduced noise levels. Operators can easily adjust the float’s position and force settings, resulting in flawless finishes that meet the highest standards of quality.

F. Electric Telescopic Handler

Electric Telehandler

What sets our electric telescopic handler apart is its fast charging capability, allowing for a quick recharge time of just 6-8 hours. This ensures uninterrupted operation, maximising productivity on the job site. With a runtime of up to 8 hours on a single charge, our telehandler offers unparalleled efficiency and reliability, making it the perfect choice for demanding applications.

In addition to its impressive performance, our new telehandlers prioritise operator comfort and safety. With low noise levels and zero emissions, these machines create a safer and more pleasant working environment, particularly in settings where combustion engines are prohibited. The Full Electric 6.26 is specifically engineered to enhance workplace safety and productivity while minimising environmental impact.

Eco Plant Hire leads the charge toward a more sustainable construction sector in Ireland

As the construction industry embraces sustainable practices, battery electric equipment emerges as a beacon of hope for a greener future. By minimising noise, reducing vibration, and eliminating emissions, these innovations revolutionise job site operations while preserving the environment for future generations. With a diverse range of electric equipment offerings, Eco Plant Hire leads the charge toward a more sustainable construction sector in Ireland and beyond.

To rent or hire our equipment, please contact us through email at or call us at 057 862 6669. Let’s build a brighter future together, one piece of equipment at a time.