LeeBoy working with Portable Electric to electrify paving industry

Two companies demonstrated the Voltstack 30k, a mobile site equipment charger

LeeBoy, the North Carolina-based manufacturer of commercial paving equipment, has partnered with Portable Electric (PE), which makes portable and mobile e-Chargers and e-Generators, to advance the electrification of the asphalt paving industry.

Portable Electric’s Voltstack 30k helps charge LeeBoy’s 8520C E-Paver. (Photo: LeeBoy)

At a recent demonstration, LeeBoy’s new commercial-class electric 8520C E-Paver was charged using PE’s Voltstack 30k, an all-in-one mobile site power and equipment charger.

The 8520C E-Paver, which LeeBoy debuted earlier this year at ConExpo 2023, is built with various electric vehicle components and propulsion technologies by General Motors, engineering assistance from Engine Power Source and Powertrain Control Solutions.

“Working with Portable Electric is a significant step forward,” said Chris Broome, senior product manager at LeeBoy. “The Voltstack ecosystem will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our electric equipment and maximizing uptime on our construction projects.”

Broome said the Voltstack Level 2 e-Charger gives LeeBoy the ability to recharge its paver for 15 minutes at Level 2 and get an extra 19 tonnes of asphalt. He said the future solution, Level 3, will get an additional 57 tonnes of asphalt in the same 15-minute charging window.

“That extra production will be game-changing,” Broome said.

The Vancouver-based PE designed its Voltstack chargers to promote electric machinery adoption and provide a versatile on-site power solution at construction job sites. The company said the the Voltstack 30k e-Charger offers a range of charging solutions while serving as a silent, emission-free on-site power source.

The chargers also have a “Smart Hybrid” feature that integrates with traditional gas or diesel generators to optimize efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

“We are excited to collaborate with LeeBoy in electrifying the paving industry,” said PE CEO Keith Marett. “This collaboration marks the beginning of an exciting journey to redefine how paving is done, focusing on efficiency, innovation and the ability to meet future demands of the industry.”

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