Flannery Plant Hire are delighted to put the UKs first high drive Electric Drive dozer to work: First 100-hours delivers 24.8% fuel saving.

On hire to Balfour Beatty on the M4 Smart Motorway Scheme and a world-first for the dozer market, the new Cat D6 XE is fitted with a high-drive, electric drive transmission that increases fuel efficiency by up to 35 per cent while providing improved productivity, thanks to more effective power transfer to the ground. As early investors in hybrid excavator, the purchase of the D6 XE demonstrates the hirer’s continued commitment to green construction.

Having completed its first 100-hours Flannery have completed an early comparison of the D6XE with 6-of its standard D6 Dozers (monitoring more than 1000-hours across these machines). The fuel burn recorded during the working hours of the D6XE was 17.55litres per hour, a 24.8% saving when compared with the traditional models. When idling the D6XE delivered a 22.9% fuel saving.