Introducing Madison’s First-Ever Hybrid Loader
By Ilknur Uludag, Fleet Data Analyst and ChatGPT
7350 is a John Deere 644X-Tier mid-size wheel loader assigned to Streets. It is the one and only vehicle of this type in the Fleet and has already been used for 2,039 engine hours under Troy Clifcorn’s supervision since we put it into service in October 2021. Over the given period, it consumed a total of 4,811.98 gallons of diesel and produced approximately 48.989 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Troy reported that it works well in cold weather conditions with less maintenance and fuel. Less fuel means less CO2 emissions emitted by the operation, a lower monthly fuel bill, and cleaner air quality for our community. Operating Assistant Kenneth Granger drives this loader for moving materials, loading mulch, snow removal, and plowing 7 to 8 hours a day. He loves the instant response of the vehicle and its fuel efficiency. The loader is equipped with hybrid technology for heavy duty jobs. This technology integrates an electric motor with a traditional internal combustion engine for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. In a hybrid loader, the electric motor assists the engine during heavy lifting, and serves as a generator to recharge the vehicle’s batteries.
It is ideal for demanding operations with its high power and torque. This vehicle has high lift capabilities so it is possible to handle heavy load with ease. It is suitable for a variety of applications, including material handling, demolition, and construction. The cabin is very spacious. It provides comfort and convenience with easy-to-use controls.
The advanced technologies in this hybrid loader come with many advantages: increased productivity, cost effectiveness, reliability, fuel efficiency, and emission reduction. Its powerful engine, hydraulic system, and versatile attachments help complete jobs faster. The machine’s efficient design helps reduce downtime and maintenance costs. The vehicle comes with durable design and high-quality components. It also has a Tier4 Final diesel engine that reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.
This unique vehicle is a great option for this kind of heavy duty jobs. We love it and we are already working to add more to our fleet!