UK based rental company EMY Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new six metre/2,600kg Faresin 6.26 full electric telehandler.
The new machine, supplied by UK distributor GGR , is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, with the standard 300Ah battery said to last up to six hours of typical use between recharges. It has a rapid recharge time of 1.5 hours from zero with the external fast charger or can be topped up during breaks with the 110 volt on board charger.
EMY director Andrew Dickens said: “After experiencing the electric telehandler first hand through a dedicated demonstration from GGR, we were so impressed that an order was placed straight away. The electric telehandler fits in with our ‘Going Green’ business model and we are investing heavily in electric plant & machinery. We consider the Faresin 6.26 telehandler to be at the forefront of our clients' needs and are one of the first hire companies in North Wales to offer an electric telehandler and see this as the first of many.”
Operations director Emily Roberts added: “The electric machine provides a range of benefits and quite a few savings, not only in emission levels and reducing the carbon footprint, but also maintenance and running costs when compared to diesel telehandlers. It is currently out on long term hire assisting with renovation works on one of the UK's biggest bakeries. Using an electric machine means that production does not have to stop due to emissions, making it more cost effective for companies where diesel/petrol fumes may tarnish a product. In the future we see it providing assistance on similar projects to this or in places where noise pollution may be an issue.”
Graeme Riley of GGR said: “This purchase says a lot for the UK market and how the demand for electric equipment is growing. To help meet the demand, we holding an increased number of units in stock for demonstrations and fast delivery.”