O'Brien buys electric telehanders
By Leila Steed17 December 2020
UK-based company M O’Brien Plant Hire has become one of the first companies in the country to add the new Faresin 6.26 Full Electric telehandler model to its rental fleet.
The company recently took delivery of two of the electric machines, which were provided by UK dealer GGR Group.
Dan O’Brien, Director Of M O’Brien, said, “M O’Brien like to be early adopters of new technology and we feel that the new Faresin 6.26 Full Electric is a step in the right direction for the industry.
“Just because these units are electric does not mean that they can only run forks. This machine is fitted with a Hydraulic Quick Hitch for rapid removal and attaching of implements, giving the Faresin 6.26 Electric Telehandler a versatile role on site. We have a number of attachments including buckets and sweepers to cater for our customer’s needs.“
Manufactured by Faresin in Italy, the electric model has a maximum capacity of 2600kg and a lifting height of 5.9m. Powered by a standard 300Ah lithium-ion battery pack, it provides an operating time of six hours and has a recharge time of just 1.5 hours.
According to dealer GGR, the model offers lower emission levels and reduced maintenance and running costs, when compared to machines with traditional combustion engines.