Advantages of going all-electric
As well as the benefit of no emissions, they are much quieter and cheaper to run than diesel machines.
Their compact size makes them extremely manoeuvrable and lighter in weight, meaning it’s cheaper to transport them to and from the worksite.
Their reach performance isn’t compromised either, thanks to reliable and efficient power systems.
Developments in technology mean that batteries are now long-lasting and can work longer on a single charge. Batteries are maintenance free too (another cost saving feature) thanks to a monitoring system which prevents battery damage and ensures no loss of performance.
Niftylift electric and hybrid energy boom lifts
Niftylift has introduced a wide range of articulated boom lifts - the electric HR17 and HR21 boom lifts and the bi-energy HR12, HR15, HR17, HR21 and HR28 boom lifts. Bi-energy machines (also known as hybrids) such as the Niftylift Gen2 Hybrid HR12 boom lift, are powered by an EU Stage V* compliant diesel engine that is boosted by an electric motor when extra power is needed.
This has resulted in the use of smaller, more fuel efficient engines but with the same level of power and performance for the operator. This helps provide savings of up to 50% on fuel alone. In addition, their emissions are lower, minimising environmental impact and eliminating the need for costly exhaust filtration add-ons.
The Gen2Hybrid machine also includes an electric-only mode for zero emission operation. If the diesel engine is switched off, the machine will run cleanly and quietly on the electric motor making it ideal for indoor use.
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