The RevAMP electric body has its own energy source and can be mounted on any chassis powered by electric, diesel, or CNG.  -  Photo: Environmental Services Group and Heil

The RevAMP electric body has its own energy source and can be mounted on any chassis powered by electric, diesel, or CNG.

Photo: Environmental Services Group and Heil

Heil, a refuse truck body manufacturer, has introduced the RevAMP electric automated sideload body (eASL) for Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCV’s).

Part of Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) and Dover, Heil's RevAMP eASL is equipped with an electric lift arm and auger-style compactor, which is aimed at reducing the energy required for refuse collection operations, time spent at each collection stop, and noise levels from vehicle operation.

According to the manufacturer, this is the first RCV with independent onboard battery power and, when mounted on a diesel or CNG-powered chassis, the RevAMP can save up to 4,000 gallons of fuel per year, per truckt, by eliminating the power required from the drive unit’s engine. 

The city of Ocala, Florida was the first municipality to add the new all-electric RevAMP side loader to its fleet. 

John King, Fleet and Facilities Director for the city said, “A diesel RCV typically costs us about $175 per day in fuel, whereas the RevAMP mounted on an electric chassis will only cost $30 to accomplish the same job.” King concluded, “After an exhaustive comparison of all the electric refuse equipment currently on the market, the performance, fuel-cost savings, and meaningful environmental benefits of the Heil RevAMP made it the clear choice for us.”

A vehicle such as the new RevAMP purchased by Ocala, operating five days per week, is expected to deliver an annual fuel-cost savings of approximately $37,700 per year, per truck, according to Heil. 

The RevAMP electric body has its own energy source and can be mounted on any chassis powered by electric, diesel, or CNG. When mounted on an electric chassis, the RevAMP’s self-contained battery is designed to eliminate additional drain on the chassis power system in order to extend the range of the vehicle. In addition, it can be integrated with the EV chassis’ battery to provide backup power to the body if needed.

ESG President Pat Carroll said, “By electrifying the body functions that would require diesel power from the drive unit of a typical RCV, we are able to reduce each vehicle’s greenhouse gas emissions by a massive 41 metric tons per year.” Carroll continued, “The RevAMP perfectly exemplifies ESG’s commitment to improving the lives of our customers and their communities by delivering improved performance, significant fuel cost savings, and most importantly, providing immediate and long-term environmental and sustainability benefits.”

The Heil RevAMP will also be featured at a public Virtual Trade Show live event on November 10, 2022. 

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