Finnish forest technology manufacturer Kesla Oyj presented its Kesla C860 wood chipper at the FinnMetko exhibition in JSmsS, Finland recently. The machine is fitted with a Volvo Penta TAD572VE industrial diesel engine and an electric motor, making it the worlds first diesel-electric hybrid wood chipper.
Currently hybrid engines are still rare in industries that require heavy machinery. As with hybrid automobiles, the wood chipper utilises electricity as an alternative energy source. "Volvo Penta has always played an active part in innovative advancements in new technology, both on land and at sea," Jonas Nilsson, Industrial Sales Manager for Nordic, Baltic and Benelux, Volvo Penta, said.