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Niftylift introduces all-electric booms

Batteries for the all-electric booms are expected to last four times as long as standard battery-powered machines allowing for more work on a single charge

Niftylift have launched two new low-weight, all-electric booms, the HeightRider 15E (HR15E) and HeightRider 17E (HR17E). The new HR15E and HR17E will lift two people and their tools to working heights of 15.7m and 17.2m respectively, and will have a working outreach of 9.4m says the UK-based manufacturer of mobile elevated work platforms.

The firm noted that with both machines weighing less than five tonnes, they combine weight and space-saving design with an excellent turning circle to deliver increased maneuverability on-site and reduced transportation costs for rental companies. Their 180° rotating cage and fly-boom coupled with fully proportional multi-function controls helps deliver precision when positioning the cage, making tasks quicker and easier to perform.

Batteries for the all-electric booms are expected to last four times as long as standard battery-powered machines due to a super-efficient battery power system with an all-electric drive, the firm said.

“They can do considerably more work on a single charge while at the same time reducing running costs,” the company said in a statement. “All this, and the inclusion of non-marking tyres as standard, make the HR15E and HR17E supremely versatile. They’re equally happy working inside or out but are particularly effective in locations where emissions or noise need to be limited.”

The new machines will incorporate Niftylift’s ToughCage and SiOPS® protection, eliminating sustained involuntary operation by instantly stopping machine movement if the operator is pushed onto the control console, the statement concluded.

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