LeeBoy and Portable Electric electrifying paving
By Adam FreillConstruction Green Construction Roads
Commercial paving equipment manufacturer collaborating with Portable Electric to bring charging power to the jobsite.
The ability to recharge electric machinery on a jobsite is a key step in advancing the electrification of the asphalt paving industry. Recognizing this, commercial asphalt paving equipment manufacturer LeeBoy and Portable Electric (PE), a manufacturer of portable and mobile e-chargers and e-generators, are working together to bring mobile power to where the work is.
The companies recently put together a demonstration featuring LeeBoy’s 8520C E-Paver and PE’s Voltstack 30k all-in-one mobile site power and equipment charger. The 8520C is a prototype commercial-class electric asphalt paver that uses electric vehicle components and propulsion technologies supplied by General Motors, engineering assistance from Engine Power Source and Powertrain Control Solutions.
“Today, with the Voltstack Level 2 e-Charger, we have the ability to recharge the paver for 15 minutes at Level 2 and get an extra 19 tonnes of asphalt,” stated Chris Broome, senior product manager at LeeBoy. “In terms of future solutions, Level 3 is critical to our success. With Level 3 charging, the same 15-minute charging window will lead to an additional 57 tonnes of asphalt. That extra production will be game-changing.”
Voltstack mobile electric equipment chargers are designed to promote electric machinery adoption and provide a versatile on-site power solution at construction job sites. The Voltstack 30k e-Charger offers a range of charging solutions, and is designed to be a silent, emission-free on-site power source. It also features an innovative “Smart Hybrid” feature that allows it to seamlessly integrate with traditional gas or diesel generators.
“We are excited to collaborate with Leeboy in electrifying the paving industry,” said Keith Marett, CEO of Portable Electric. “This collaboration marks the beginning of an exciting journey to redefine how paving is done, focusing on efficiency, innovation and the ability to meet future demands of the industry.”
“Working with Portable Electric is a significant step forward,” added Broome. “The Voltstack ecosystem will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our electric equipment and maximizing uptime on our construction projects.”