Electric Diggers: The Future of Construction Sites?

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The construction industry is embracing sustainability as concerns over environmental impact and carbon emissions continue to grow. Traditional diesel-powered diggers have faced scrutiny due to their noise, emissions, and high fuel consumption. As a result, the rise of electric diggers offers a promising solution for a greener construction industry. At BuyADigger, we understand the importance of providing reliable and efficient equipment to meet the evolving needs of the industry. In this blog post, we explore the current stock we offer, our hopes to incorporate electric diggers into our sales list, and how they contribute to a more environmentally friendly future.

Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Industry

At BuyADigger, we strive to provide construction companies with reliable and efficient equipment. Our current stock includes a range of construction machinery, such as used telehandlers, mini diggers, and excavators. We understand the importance of staying ahead of industry trends and continuously expanding our offerings to meet the changing demands of our customers. All our used plant machinery comes with low hours, one previous owner, and a warranty. Check out our used telehandlers – we have two Manitou 1335s that have just been added to our stocklist.

full shots of MT1335
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The Need for Sustainable Construction Equipment

The construction industry plays a significant role in shaping the world around us. However, the traditional plant machinery used in construction sites often contributes to pollution and carbon emissions. As society shifts toward more sustainable practices, it becomes crucial for the construction industry to adopt greener alternatives. Electric diggers are emerging as a promising solution that addresses the need for more environmentally friendly construction equipment. Electric diggers are revolutionising the construction industry by offering a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional diesel-powered machines. By utilising electricity as their primary power source, electric diggers produce zero emissions at the point of use. This not only improves air quality on construction sites but also reduces the carbon footprint of the industry as a whole. As the world moves toward a greener future, the demand for electric construction equipment is expected to soar.

Advantages Over Diesel-Powered Diggers

Electric diggers offer several advantages over their diesel-powered plant machinery. Firstly, their advanced electric drivetrain technology provides instant torque, leading to improved performance and productivity. Moreover, electric diggers eliminate engine idling, which increases their efficiency. They can also recover energy through regenerative braking, further optimising their overall performance. Additionally, electric diggers can be equipped with sophisticated software systems that offer real-time data on performance, maintenance needs, and energy consumption. At BuyADigger, we have Komtrax systems on a number of our Komatsu used diggers for sale, which also monitors essential information.

JCB 19C-1E Electric Digger

The Future of Electric Diggers

While the adoption of electric diggers is still in its early stages, we are optimistic about their future in the construction industry. Ongoing technological advancements are expected to lead to significant improvements in battery capacity, charging infrastructure, and overall performance. These developments will address concerns such as limited operating time and the availability of charging stations, making electric diggers a more viable option for construction companies. The transition to electric diggers is part of a larger industry-wide shift toward sustainability. Governments worldwide are implementing stricter regulations and targets to reduce carbon emissions. With plans to have diesel-free construction sites by 2035, this impending shift will undoubtedly drive the demand for electric alternatives, making them the go-to choice for construction companies looking to align with sustainability goals.

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Future-proof your fleet

At BuyADigger, we are committed to providing our customers with the latest and most innovative solutions. While our current stock includes a wide range of used construction machinery, such as used telehandlers, we are actively exploring partnerships with manufacturers to incorporate electric diggers into our sales list. By offering sustainable options, we aim to support our customers in achieving their environmental goals while providing them with top-quality construction equipment. But, in the meantime, buying ex-fleet machinery is also an environmentally friendly option we are proud to be offering.

Here at BuyADigger, we strive to ensure our customers are set for the future. We currently have a great selection of used plant machinery available to buy now, all with only one previous owner and low hours on the clock. 

When you buy any used construction machinery from BuyADigger, you’ll have the added benefits of:

  • Worldwide shipping available
  • Warranty included on all machine sales
  • Machinery is fully refurbished by The Finishing Touch prior to sale

If you have any questions about our machines or would like a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.



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