DUECO delivers first Terex XT55 bucket trucks to PECO

Special to The Freeman

June 5, 2014

WAUKESHA DUECO Inc. has delivered the first of 22 new Terex XT55 bucket trucks, which feature Odyne plug-in hybrid systems, to Philadelphia-based PECO.

The Odyne hybrid power system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology, combining electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology. The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, the statement said.

The 22 trucks are part of a 300-vehicle, $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute and South Coast Air Quality Management District of California award.

As part of the award, Odyne is developing and deploying over 120 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks for companies and governmental entities throughout North America.