Sunbelt Rentals UK, has purchased a further five six metre/2,600kg Faresin 6.26 Full Electric compact telehandlers. The delivery follows a trial order early last year, as part of the company's ‘Our Planet’ programme aimed as reducing its carbon emissions.
The company has been testing the initial units in the field and monitoring customer feedback, as a result of the positive reviews it has taken its second batch of units from UK dealer GGR.
The telehandlers are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, with regular 110 volt on board chargers for overnight charging. Sunbelt has also taken three 400 volt fast chargers for rapid recharging during breaks. The standard 300Ah battery will last up to six hours of typical use with a rapid recharge time of 1.5 hours from zero.
The latest units are all equipped with Faresin’s Farmatics telematics system that allows users to remotely monitor operations, geolocation, consumption and productivity of the machines in real time during use.
Sunbelt’s Andrew Winlow, director asset management said: “We have been impressed by what we have seen from the Faresin 6.26 Full Electric so far and customer feedback has been very positive. Even with the ongoing supply chain challenges we are all facing, we’ve found that the partnership between GGR and Faresin has made it easy for us to conduct business.”
“Faresin continues to innovate at pace and is making products such as the electric telehandler readily available in the marketplace, with further development planned for later in the year, while GGR has made a commitment to stock so that were see machines arrive monthly. All of this has been key to our partnership success and is allowing us to respond to customer demand.”
Mike Walkley of GGR added “It has been a pleasure to work with Sunbelt Rentals on this sale and listen to the brilliant feedback from their initial purchases last year. It has been great to help support their new green initiative “Our Planet” through supplying these eco-friendly alternatives and I very much look forward to working with them again in the future.”