UK based Thomas Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new Faresin 6.26 Full Electric telehandler
The company purchased the machine with full specification, including boom suspension, external three phase fast charger and a pneumatic seat. The unit is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and features an on board 110 volt charger for overnight charging or topping up where no three phase power is available.
The standard 300Ah battery will last up to six hours of typical use with a rapid recharge time of 1.5 hours from zero with the external fast charger. An optional 400Ah battery is good for eight hours of standard usage and has a two hour recharge time.
National account manager Ian McMillan said: “We feel very passionate about sustainability and innovation, we are a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and work closely with them and all our clients to champion best practices within the industry. The Faresin 6.26 Fully Electric telehandler is a fantastic machine and has been well received on site with great feedback from our operators, we have carried out a case study against the diesel alternative and the benefits are phenomenal. I believe electric machines are part of the future of construction sites and we are pleased to be leading from the front.”
Sam Edwards, Faresin sales manager for UK distributor GGR added: "Thomas Plant and their customers have recognised sustainability within the supply chain and the benefits of having a fully Electric Telehandler on site. This new machine has already been put to work on a prestigious site just a stone's throw away from the Wembley Stadium. The operators were initially sceptical about the performance of an electric machine against traditional diesel models, but after just a short time of operating they realised that the performance was unrivalled against the diesel.”
“This machine has been praised by the client for how quiet it is around site and it’s manoeuvrability, especially around the internal car parks. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Thomas Plant and to grow its fleet of Faresin Electric Telehandlers."