Clean Power series provides new options for environmentally-friendly truck equipment.
MANCHESTER, Iowa – Henderson Products has introduced its Clean Power series to help landscapers and snow plow operators save on fuel costs.
The Charge system provides electric control for medium-duty snow and ice truck equipment (classes 3-7). Charge harnesses electricity and employs a CAN bus system to manage the entire snow and ice control package. This bumper-to-bumper management covers the snow plow, dump body, lighting, sand/salt spreader, spinner and pre-wet system. The design is operator-friendly, as numerous functions have been condensed into a single joystick controller that fits conveniently inside a cup holder.
The Charge system also helps reduce applied material by incorporating proportional ground speed control into the spreader’s material output functions.
The company also eliminated the use of a dedicated gas engine, which is commonly used to power sand/salt spreaders. This reduces fuel consumption, noise pollution and maintenance associated with normal spreader operation.
As a whole, the Charge will save operators up to $14 per day in fuel costs when compared to complex central hydraulic systems, the company says. That estimate is based on an eight hour day, the horsepower required to drive the equipment and a pump price of $4.00 per gallon.