EMR (European Metal Recycling) has purchased 50 all-electric industrial telehandlers from JCB in a deal worth more than £3 million - JCB’s largest single order for electric telehandlers.
The order for four metre lift height ‘Teletruks’ includes the 3,000kg/four metre 30-19E which can take the three tonnes to its full height, or handle 1,900kg at two metres with maximum forward reach is 2.39 metres. The machine’s overall width is just under 1.3 metres while the total weight is 5,600kg. The 35-22E can handle 2,220kg at two metres forward reach, the specifications are pretty much the same as for the 30-19E, but it is a little heavier being closer to six tonnes. Maximum speed for both models is 18kph. Both units are capable of working a typical eight hour shift on a single charge. The order was supplied through regional dealer Gunn JCB and replace a fleet of diesel models.
EMR’s regional commercial manager, Giles Mogg said: “We believe we have a key role to play to help protect our planet for future generations. The switch to JCB electric Teletruks is one of a number of significant steps we have taken to reduce the carbon intensity of our business, on our journey to be carbon net-zero by 2040. They are fantastic, productive machines that will make a positive difference to our fleet.”
UK based European Metal Recycling was established in 1994 by Phillip Sheppard but is now a truly global scrap metal company with revenues in the region of £5 billion, around 3,000 employees working from 122 sites across the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands with a further six trading offices in other countries. The company typically recycles over 10 million tonnes of metals and plastics a year and will use the new telehandlers for handling non-ferrous metals and ‘end of life vehicles’, across its nationwide UK sites.
The following video shows the electric Teletruks in action