The purchase follows the growing demand for eco-friendly plant and equipment across the UK and forms part of Bennie Equipment’s long-term commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon emissions.
Jason McNally Managing Director of Bennie Equipment commented “Our business is built on service and being able to respond to customer demand at short notice – it is key to our success. We place a lot of value on the relationships with our supply chain and in this instance, GGR Group were able to supply a unit quickly due to their commitment to carrying stock machines.”
“It is well publicised that the Faresin 6.26 Electric Telehandler is building a reputation for being a viable eco-friendly alternative to internal combustion engine equipment, which has pioneered the market for products of this type.”
Steve King Commercial and Sales Director at GGR Group said, “Bennie Equipment were amongst the first companies to show interest in the Electric Telehandler, visiting our premises in Haddenham for a dedicated demonstration, before the first unit had even been sold.”
“We are delighted that they have continued to push this product which has resulted in a purchase that will see the first Electric Telehandler being added to their fleet.”
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.
Header image: From L to R, Jason McNally, Managing Director at Bennie Equipment and Steve King, Commercial & Sales Director at GGR Group.