How about electric excavators?

We are currently trying to build as ecologically, carefully and durably as possible.

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We are currently building the trails and paths as ecologically as possible and comply with standards that often go beyond the mandatory ecological requirements of environmental construction supervision. Ideally, the trails are planned and built so attractively that the bikers only use them, thus preventing the creation of "wild" trails. These are a major problem and lead to uncontrolled erosion and loss of vegetation. We handle the removed vegetation layer carefully and place it on the new embankments using the direct relocation process. There it can grow again and prevent erosion. This means that with our current level and knowledge, we can hardly make our construction more ecological. But of course the construction machines always cause exhaust gases when building trails.

With electric machines, at least these direct emissions could be prevented. However, the current electric machines are not (yet) practical for us. At the moment, only small excavators weighing up to two tons with electric drives are available. What makes things even more difficult is that the locations where they are used are usually too far away from the nearest charging station.

We are currently trying to build as ecologically, carefully and durably as possible. However, building a trail always means interfering with nature. Our goal is to do this as gently as possible. Do you have any ideas on how we can make this even better?


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