By: Melissa Nichols On: February 19, 2021 In: Blog Comments: 0

Sunbelt Electric Telehandler Purchase

The UK market leaders for equipment rental solutions, Sunbelt Rentals has placed a multiple unit order for the new Faresin 6.26 full Electric Telehandler.

After a major rebrand in June 2020, Sunbelt announced towards the end of last year that they were expecting results that surpassed previous expectations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic; and have continued to invest in new equipment into 2021.

Sunbelt’s commitment to innovation and sustainability has seen the purchase of the Faresin lithium battery powered telehandlers, first of their kind on the market, from UK dealer GGR Group.

Sunbelt Rentals Sales and Marketing Director, Dave Harris said “Our commitment to innovation, especially in the green arena, has led to the purchase of these machines. We have seen that they have been introduced to the market with great effect and are already being requested on major national infrastructure projects”.

“Whilst Italian manufacturer Faresin is a relative newcomer to the construction sector, they have a heritage spanning almost five decades”.

“The partnership with GGR Group gives confidence in the level of support that we should expect with this product. It is reassuring to know that their eye for innovation is supporting the introduction of this product to the market”.

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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