Kesla unveils hybrid wood chipper

By Sarah McCay13 September 2014

The new hybrid Kesla C860 wood chipper

The new hybrid Kesla C860 wood chipper

Kesla Oyi has launched what it claimed was the world’s first hybrid wood chipper, powered by a Volvo Penta TAD572VE diesel engine and an electric motor.

The Kesla C860 wood chipper's hybrid power system is said to offer an estimated 20& to 40% fuel consumption saving compared to a traditional wood chipper.

“Wood chip has increased in popularity as a green fuel on an international level, which means that lowering the emissions and noise caused by the chipping process will further strengthen its position,” said Kari Kokko, product development director at Kesla Oyj.

“Using a Volvo Penta engine offers reduced exhaust emissions; the SCR technology and light EGR also contribute to excellent combustion and low fuel consumption. In addition, the TAD572VE also complies with EU Stage IV/EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards.”

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