UK based company, Thomas Plant Hire, has taken delivery of the new Faresin Electric Telehandler, from UK dealer GGR Group.
The company purchased a high specification unit, including boom suspension, external 3 phase fast charger and a pneumatic GRAMMAR seat, making this one of highest spec Electric Telehandlers in the UK.
The new Faresin Electric Telehandler is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, which unlike regular lead acid batteries can be opportunity charged without any damage or reduction to the battery life. A fast-charging system allows the batteries to be rapidly topped up at convenient intervals throughout the day, such as during breaks, if desired. A regular 110-volt on-board charger is included when larger power supplies are not available and can be used for an overnight charge.
The standard 300Ah battery will last up to six hours of typical use with a rapid recharge time of 1.5 hours from zero with the external fast charger. An optional 400Ah battery is good for eight hours of standard usage and has a two-hour recharge time. The electric machine provides a range of benefits and notable savings, not only in emission levels, but also maintenance and running costs when compared to traditional internal combustion engine equipment.
Ian McMillan, National Account Manager at Thomas Plant Hire said “We feel very passionate about sustainability and innovation, we are a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and work closely with them and all our clients to champion best practices within the industry.