Demon charges forward
14 October 2020
It’s impressive how suppliers are continuing to invest in research and development to develop the products of the future.
Amongst them is Demon Pressure Washers which is steadily raising awareness of the battery powered machines in its line-up and plans to increase the models available.
The Hurricane ‘E’ is an electric version of the Ivybridge-based manufacturer’s Hurricane machine. It has two 100Ah batteries coupled to a DC motor providing up to 90 minutes of continuous operation. It recharges in eight hours when connected to the 24V charger.
Sales director David Walke tells me there are plans to have models available by the end of the year with upgraded batteries for extended run times, as well as a 30A smart charger that can power three machines simultaneously.
“We believe that the market is keen to obtain pressure washers producing little or no emissions that can be used at any time of day or night,” says David.
Demon has supplied a consignment of Hurricane ‘E’ models to a West Midlands council that is replacing machines using fossil fuel with ones running on batteries where possible.
However, conventional machines will likely remain popular for some time yet. “We recently sold another petrol mini bowser to HALT Hire in Stockton-on-Tees,” adds David. “They already have one in their fleet and they report that it has chiefly been on long-term hires without any breakdowns or issues.”