By: Melissa Nichols On: February 12, 2021 In: Blog Comments: 0

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From L to R: Martin Ruane, Plant Manager at M O'Brien and Janus Britz of GGR Group

From L to R: Martin Ruane, Plant Manager at M O’Brien and Janus Britz of GGR Group

UK based plant hire firm, M O’Brien Plant Hire has purchased additional Faresin Electric Telehandlers from UK dealer GGR Group.

Following the success of their initial order late last year, the company has added more models to their hire fleet, to help meet the growing demand for cleaner and greener machines in construction.

The Electric Telehandler has already proven ideal for use on lifting operations at Gatwick Airport and on various HS2 sites across the country.

Steve King Commercial and Sales Director at GGR Group said “This is great news for us especially with competition in the market and other products of this type expected in the future. This order signifies the growing success of this product in the field”.

“It is even more reassuring to know that these units have been purchased for use HS2 and other high profile signature projects. With the world and industry placing a much greater value and focus on sustainability and zero emissions targets, we expect many other plant hire firms to follow suit”.

Michael O’Brien, Managing Director at M O’Brien said “As early adopters of new technology, we committed to trying out the Faresin 6.26 Full Electric with an initial order of two machines last year. When you’re involved with new and innovative products, there’s always an element of paying your money and taking your chance.”

“The real test is what the machines can do in practice, but with this product we are glad that we have not waited on the sidelines. The Faresin machines have proven to be very popular so far and it makes sense to make a further commitment to both the technology and the brand.”

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.

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.

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