By Renée Francoeur
“The IM stands for ‘I am’: I am innovative technology. I am efficient. I am lightweight. I am green. I am cost effective,” said Joe Caywood, director of marketing.
HyPower IM is an idle mitigation and cab comfort solution. HyPower IM provides similar benefits as the HyPower Hybrid System, Terex says, including reduced fuel usage and reduced exhaust emissions, but at a lower price point. The system automatically switches from plug-in battery-stored power when the truck is idling to engine-supplied power when hydraulic controls are engaged.
HyPower IM is currently available for Class 5 chassis, such as Ford, Dodge, and GM trucks, used with Terex Hi-Ranger telescopic aerial devices, such as the LT, LTM and TL series.
The solution is a 48v lithium-ion battery system that charges from either a standard 120V plug in or the 12v chassis engine alternator during road travel.