Swedish aerial lift, telehandler and spider crane rental company Kranpunkten has purchased 100 Niftylift all electric and Hybrid boom lifts, made up of two models, the 62ft all electric HR21E and the 86ft HR28 hybrid.
The move is part of the company’s strategy to gradually increase the percentage of low environmental impact machines in its fleet. It claims that by the end of the year, when all of the units in this new order will have been delivered, 85 percent of its 4,500 unit fleet will be either all electric or hybrid powered.
The HR21E provides a 20.8 metre working height with up to 13 metres of outreach at an up & over height of seven metres with a platform capacity of 250kg. Total weight is 6,680kg, while the overall width is 2.27 metres.
The HR28 offers a working height of up to 28 metres and 19 metres of outreach with an unrestricted platform capacity of 280kg yet weighs under 15 tonnes. The hybrid drive includes direct diesel power, plus a full battery electric power pack which combine when additional ‘grunt’ is required for heavy mud or steep inclines.
Kranpunkten purchasing manager Rikard Jönsson said: “The delivery from Niftylift means a lot to us. With many uncertainties in the world around us, we believe that today and, in the future, we are best equipped to meet the market demand if we can offer a high proportion of environmental and energy-saving machines. Niftylift has extensive experience in developing innovative solutions for electric and hybrid operation.”
Mark van Oosten of Niftylift added: “We collaborate with our stakeholders and help each other make sustainable choices. Kranpunkten is a customer with a conscious strategy and clear requirements for environmental adaptation, which contributes to driving our development forward at a faster pace. The order for 100 machines will be our largest ‘green’ delivery to an individual customer in northern Europe.”
Based in Förslöv, southern Sweden, Kranpunkten operates a fleet of aerial work platforms, telehandlers, forklifts, spider cranes, glass handling robots and personal/material lifts from depots in Uppsala, Stockholm, Malmö and three locations in the Gothenburg area.