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Digging deep into construction machinery news

by Graham Black  |  Wed 06 Feb 2019

Southend-On-Sea Alternative Fuel

As an example of alternatives to using diesel as a fuel, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has switched its grounds maintenance and grave excavation fleet from diesel to cleaner-burning Shell GTL fuel. This is a paraffinic fuel that can be used as a direct replacement for diesel without the expense of meeting the emissions standards for off-road vehicles

Alongside reduced levels of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), the council reports a range of additional performance and efficiency benefits by switching to Shell GTL fuel. The cleaner-burning alternative has improved the uptime of the council’s plant and machinery and extended the periods between refuelling.

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