Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hybrids
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2017, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
me and my metro's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 274

Economy Saturn - '02 Saturn L200
Thanks: 102
Thanked 76 Times in 58 Posts
New twist to my day job

Hybrid PTO boom operation idle mitigation with cab comfort system. The company I work for is purchasing Hybrid bucket trucks for electric powerline maintenance. Our regular trucks require the Diesel engine to run at an elevated idle to power the boom to lift the lineman and equipment to the pole tops. There is technology out there to to power our boom requirements by battery power packs. We have some early versions that run on lead acid 48 volt systems. I went to a two day training session on the newer 4KW lithium ion 12/24 volt systems. Very impressive and I am looking forward to next years new trucks. Here are a couple pics of the power unit.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	B2695DF3-F1B0-49F0-83F8-23E5871016BD.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	77.2 KB
ID:	22856  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF099199-97AA-4109-BACF-5365A23381D1.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	78.4 KB
ID:	22857  
02 Saturn L200 5 speed
84 Gmc 6.5 na diesel K30 4x4
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 10-18-2017, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Stubby79's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 965

'91 Miata - '91 Mazda Miata
90 day: 27.11 mpg (US)

'86 Fiero GT - '86 Pontiac Fiero GT

Purple Penny Pincher - '95 Pontiac Firefly Base
90 day: 43.68 mpg (US)

Jett-Black - '01 Volkswagen Jetta
90 day: 39.32 mpg (US)

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 31.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 38
Thanked 280 Times in 210 Posts
Hey now...I recognize those cells and that iota dc-dc converter!

Interesting. Guess they're not mass-produced units, or they'd have specially made components.


  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com