Electric trucks enter Dutch waste & recycling

Hiab stories | 14 september 2023 7:52 AM

Hiab Netherlands displays the latest electric load handling solutions. 

The number of electric trucks is rapidly increasing in Europe and in turn, they are used to power Hiab equipment, quietly and free of carbon emissions, making these installations part of Hiab’s eco portfolio.

On display in the Netherlands at ReiningsDemoDagen 7–8 June were the latest Hiab installations on electric trucks aimed at the waste & recycling industry. 

The four trucks with equipment on display were

  • HIAB S-HIPRO 230W and compactor on DAF electric truck, VDL Translift ePTO
  • HIAB X-HIPRO 122 loader crane and tipper on Volvo electric truck, Volvo ePTO 
  • MULTILIFT Ultima hooklift on Renault Electric, Renault ePTO solution with CAN communication standard from MULTILIFT.
  • HIAB X-HIPRO 232 loader crane and MULTILIFT Ultima 18 hooklift on DAF electric, Parker ePTO. 

However, Hiab was not the only exhibitor to display Hiab equipment on electric and hybrid trucks. Scania showed an electric P25 truck equipped with a HIAB S-HIPRO 230W loader crane, specialised for collecting underground bins, while Mercedes displayed an eActro 300 L 6x2 anelectric with a MULTILIFT Ultima 21S 59 FLEX hooklift. 

“There’s a great interest in electric load handling solutions from our customers, and not only from the waste & recycling segment,” says Bert Rodermond, Sales & Marketing Manager, Hiab Netherlands. He continues: “Many customers are future-proofing their businesses as Amsterdam and other Dutch cities will become zero emission zones from 2025. However, already now customers with electric installations are also benefitting from silent operations and lower operating costs to their businesses.”