Keestrack have introduced ECO-drive – a new ‘green’ electric alternative for their Explorer range of screens. President Kees Hoogendoorn said: ‘This is not to ride on the ‘green’ wave. It has a lot of added value for the environment but also on the cost-efficiency of the machine.’
The Explorer 1500 and 1800, both available as three- and four-way split screens, are available in the ECO-drive version. The electrical-driven machine runs autonomously by the diesel engine generating its own electric power. However, electricity can also be supplied via the electricity network or from an electrical plug on the crusher.
According to Keestrack, the screening results are the same as standard diesel/hydraulic driven machines, but maintenance costs of the ECO-drive diesel engine are much lower, and the operator saves energy and money while reducing emissions.
With this latest development, Keestrack are expected to focus more on hybrid and full electric-driven tracked mobile crushers and screens in the future.