First 38m electrics sold by Riwal
By Euan Youdale22 May 2017
Riwal has sold the first three 38m electric boom lifts which it first presented during APEX.
The machines were purchased by Norwegian rental company Naboen, which has nine depots in its home country and operates more than 11000 tools and machinery, of which 1200 are aerial work platforms. For a range of jobs in construction and maintenance, Naboen needs 38m boom lifts with reduced noise levels and zero emissions.
Riwal’s expert technical team, led by Nico den Ouden, converted a JLG 1200SJP from diesel to 100% electric. It was launched during the APEX exhibition in Amsterdam on 2 May. Converted machines are available to Riwal’s rental customers and will also be sold to other rental companies and end users.
The key features of the JLG 1200SJP include 23m horizontal outreach, combined with the electric power source, and provide a noise level below 70 Dba and no carbon emissions. It is battery powered and has a 400 volt integrated battery charger.
Nina Aasland, CEO at Naboen, commented, “This machine is a great solution for our customers to work indoors as well as outdoors in areas with environmental restrictions without needing any particulate filters. Thanks to the reduced noise level and zero emissions, we can now easily meet local restrictions. It’s a true innovation with no alternative available on the market”.
Norty Turner, Riwal CEO, said, “Riwal’s vision is to deliver the best customer experience in the industry and the JLG 1200SJP Electric by Riwal is an excellent example of how we translate this vision into practice. It is a sustainable alternative to diesel powered machines while maintaining all of its features.”