The shift to electrification requires more than switching to zero exhaust machines – the whole supply chain needs to be empowered to optimise these game-changing construction solutions. To ease the transition, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is supporting equipment rental company Loxam to make the most of their new electric acquisitions.
Eighteen models of the ECR25 Electric have been sold as part of Loxam’s LoxGreen rental range.
Volvo CE was chosen as an ideal partner to assist in this transition thanks to its reputation for developing reliable electric transport solutions and its focus on safety, strong communication and highly skilled technical support. In addition, the 2.5-ton Volvo excavator is the most popular model in Loxam’s fleet. “We are convinced that the new ECR25 Electric will encounter huge enthusiasm from users compared to other electric models,” says Perusse.
The goal of these training sessions is to provide Loxam with the new skills required to ensure maximum uptime for these electric models. This includes advice on diagnostics, maintenance and the use and handling of charging systems and electric components, as well as a reminder on the mechanics themselves such as hydraulic pumps, filters and hoses.
They also cover basics on safety and the needs of specific electricity agreements. Another key component of these sessions is advice on how to present an electric excavator to a customer who may be more used to diesel variants and on why they should consider switching to electric.