As the Southeys Group continues working to reduce its hydro excavator fleet’s carbon emissions, noise levels and water use, Cat Industrial Engines are there in support.
These engines deliver unsurpassed reliability, durability, fuel efficiency, and low cost of ownership.
With more than two decades dedicated to hydro excavation and the removal of liquid waste, Rob Southey has ensured the ongoing success of his business by staying at the forefront of technology with his gear.
That is why Southey’s selected a Smart Dig HX6000 model with a Cat C4.4 Industrial Engines, supplied by Terra Power Systems, for auxiliary power for their hydro excavator fleet.
Hydro excavation works by pumping water in at low pressure and then sucking it back out again along with the debris.
Each unit emits just half the noise of its traditional counterparts and is a much safer way to dig around underground services.
A C4.4 ACERT auxiliary engine powers the hydro excavation units to save weight and fuel and reduce wear on the truck engine. It also helps reduce fuel consumption, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cat C4.4 ACERT is an inline 4 cylinder, turbocharged and air to air aftercooled. It has a high-pressure common rail fuel system, rated at 129 bhp (96 bkW) @ 2200 RPM with a peek torque of 516 Nm @ 1400 RPM. This engine meets the EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations.