United Rentals adds industry’s first e-dumpsters to North American fleet

United Rentals JCB HTD-5E E-Dumpster

Looking to help its customers advance sustainability goals, United Rentals has announced its agreement to purchase JCB’s new HTD-5E E-Dumpsters for its North American fleet, the first high-volume, fully-electric dumpster in the industry.

With this purchase, United Rentals will become the first equipment rental company to offer this specific equipment to North American customers.

The JCB HTD-5E E-Dumpsters will join an array of zero-emission equipment, including trucks, vans, compact excavators and energy systems already in the United Rentals portfolio of environmentally friendly rental equipment.

The tracked e-dumpster is offered as a high-tip, ride-on model, capable of carrying up to 500 kg (1,102 lbs).

According to JCB, the HTD-5E E-Dumpster’s lithium-ion battery pack powers the machine for a typical full work shift.

“By adding JCB e-dumpsters to our offerings, United Rentals continues to demonstrate leadership in the use of 100 percent electric vehicles in construction and industrial rental sectors,” said Mike Durand, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, United Rentals. “As companies build plans to achieve sustainability goals, we can help them reduce the environmental impact of their equipment while also maintaining safety and productivity.”

The HTD-5E E-Dumpster provides a high-performance carrying solution for construction, landscaping, agriculture, among other applications. Its electric drive makes the machine suitable for indoor work, tunneling applications and urban sites that require low noise and zero exhaust emissions.

Also, the e-dumpster includes a SmartStep feature that offers increased safety and operator comfort. With this feature, stepping off the machine isolates power to the tracks while still allowing use of the hydraulics and skip.

United Rentals is expecting to deploy the vehicles in the last quarter of 2022.

“JCB is glad to support our customers and their dedication to a more sustainable future,” said Andrea Whelan, vice president direct sales and service, JCB. “As JCB corporately works towards a net zero footprint, the e-dumpsters are just one of the pieces offered in JCB’s range of electric equipment which is designed to help our customers and partners tackle their worksite needs with zero compromise on performance.”