The new Eco Telehandler is designed and manufactured by Italian company Faresin Industries. It features a lifting capacity of 2.6t and is powered by a lithium battery, lending itself to a range of benefits and notable savings in maintenance and running costs when compared to combustion engine equipment.
Unlike standard wet cell batteries, lithium batteries can be opportunity charged without any damage or life reduction to the battery. The fast charging system means the batteries can be topped up at break times or at convenient intervals throughout the day, minimising downtime. Conventional charging can also be used to effect when the materials handling equipment is not in use.
The standard 300Ah battery has a battery life of up to 6 hours (depending on use) and a recharge time of 3h 45mins using the standard external three-phase charger. This can be reduced to 1.5h by using the optional external fast charger.
Initially launched at the Executive Hire Show in February, uncertainty surrounding coronavirus ahead of lockdown meant that the product’s introduction to the UK market was nearly put on hold.
GGR’s Marketing Director, Daniel Ezzatvar said “We were fortunate to have an intensive schedule of activity planned very early on in the campaign. At the time, a lot of restrictions were being put in place in Italy, where the manufacturer is based, so we had a taste of what communication and planning would be like in the event of our own lockdown.”
“We took the decision to postpone a large scale open day that we had planned, but instead welcomed a smaller number of guests who were already further down the line with the purchasing process. With lockdown restrictions starting to be lifted and the industry starting to pick up again, we are now inviting potential customers to visit us for their own exclusive demo days, where they can bring their company representatives and own guests as required.”