City will get big truck and join the EV revolution

The Newberg City Council recently approved the purchase of a large, all-electric continuous chain-style lift truck that will replace two aging diesel-powered rigs in the city’s inventory. 

The city of Newberg’s foray into the world of electric and hybrid vehicles will literally continue in a big way in the coming months thanks to city government and a state agency.

Last week the City Council approved the purchase of a large all-electric continuous chain-style lift truck that will replace two aging diesel-powered rigs in the city’s inventory. The truck is capable of lifting 10- to 40-cubic-yard bins and is similar to the trucks used in the area by Waste Management to pick up and deliver large Dumpsters. All manner of bins and other attachments can be fitted to the truck as well, including flat beds, water tanks, fuel tanks, leaf vacuums, concrete mixers and a knuckle crane, according to city documents.