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Curbtender, XLFleet debut electric refuse truck

The XL Electric Curbtender eQuantum features a Ford F-600 chassis cab and 6,000-pound payload capacity.

May 13, 2022

Curbtender, Cedar Falls, Iowa, debuted the XL Electric Curbtender eQuantum refuse collection truck at WasteExpo, which was May 9-12 in Las Vegas.

The eQuantum was produced in partnership with XL Fleet, Boston. It is built on a Ford F-600 chassis and offers the advantages of Curbtender’s top-selling small rear-loading refuse vehicle, the Quantum, with none of the noise or emissions of a diesel-powered model, according to the company.

The eQuantum features a patented swing panel packing mechanism instead of a traditional slide panel, allowing the packer to clear more material in a shorter time and with a smaller hopper requirement, Curbtender says.

It also features an XL Electric propulsion system with a top-of-body battery pack to maximize the flexibility of the body design. However, the XL Electric propulsion system retains much of the Ford F-600 chassis and driveline for ease of maintenance. The eQuantum offers an anticipated range of 100 miles on a full charge, Curbtender says.

The truck has a 169-inch wheelbase for tight turning capability and a 6,000-to-6,500-pound refuse payload capacity.

XL Fleet provides a suite of charging and power solutions to support fleet electrification through its XL Grid division.

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