National construction equipment hire and services provider Speedy has further increased its ECO tool range by investing in 1,800 new Hilti cut off saws, which help to reduce waste and embodied carbon in its fleet while boosting availability of core tools UK wide.
The new DSH 600-X model is designed to operate for four years, compared to the two-year lifespan of an average cut off saw used in construction. The saws have a disposal rate of 99.7%, meaning that almost all the product can be recycled and reused at its end of life or incinerated to generate energy.
Hilti will also provide repair support for the hire provider’s assets to help maximise the tools’ lifespan while keeping stock availability high for Speedy customers. The models are suited for laying paving, masonry work, metalwork and construction applications.
Key product features include the saws producing 36% less vibration and faster blade stop than the main competitor, reducing the risk of exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome, fatigue, and other injuries. The saw can also cut deeper, has a 120mm cutting depth on a 300mm blade, with a water pump to minimise dust intake by the operator. This means more productivity, less equipment waste and reduced costs.
Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said: “Cut off saws are our bread-and-butter, being a tool that’s so regularly used on any typical construction site. It’s crucial that we always have good availability of these core products to help keep contractors’ projects moving.
“The Hilti saw delivers a competitive spec-sheet for our customers, while helping us to deliver on our environmental ambitions. Equipment that works into the circular economy has less embodied carbon from the extraction and processing of raw materials used in the manufacturing process, while creating less waste. Expanding our fleet with more recyclable and long-life equipment forms a major part of our strategy to become a net-zero company before 2050.”
The saws are now available to hire through Speedy’s four-hour delivery service.