World’s first electric dozer for The Sirius Group
Company takes delivery of more efficient and sustainable Cat machines from Finning UK and Ireland
NATIONWIDE consulting and contracting company The Sirius Group have added eight new machines to their 20-strong Caterpillar fleet, including the world’s first electric-drive dozer, as part of the company’s commitment to reducing emissions and environmental impact by moving to more efficient and sustainable operations.
Supplied by Finning UK and Ireland, the new D6 XE electric-drive dozer is reported to offer levels of torque and traction control that enhance its manoeuvrability and precision, allowing it to operate at a 35% better energy-efficiency rating than an equivalent diesel-powered dozer.
‘When purchasing a Cat machine, you can be sure that you’re making a sound investment with quality and durability guaranteed,’ commented Stuart Kirk, plant director for The Sirius Group, ‘but precision and continuity throughout operations is extremely important to our customers, and the fact that this range is built to have the smallest impact on the environment as possible is another bonus.’
Other recent additions to The Sirius Group’s fleet include a next-generation Cat D5 Dozer, specially designed to improve productivity and reduce undercarriage wear for low operating costs, and Cat 323 and 330 excavators, which, although not electric, are equipped to run on B20 biodiesel – a more environmentally friendly alternative for fuel-saving flexibility.
‘The Sirius Group has built a working relationship with Finning over the last 15 years and, in this time, it has gone from strength to strength,’ said Mr Kirk. ‘With service contracts and extended warranties provided by Finning, we have peace of mind that all our machines are well maintained…in an efficient and speedy manner.’