UK-based Facelift has recently taken delivery of the first of 30 of the new Niftylift HR17 diesel self propelled booms, one of a new generation of environmentally-friendly work platforms from Niftylift.
Manufactured in the UK, and tailored to the European market, the HR17 weighs 4.9 tonnes and is designed to be easier to manoeuvre and to reduce ground pressure and transport costs.
It also incorporates ToughCage and Sustained Involuntary Operation Prevention System (SiOPS) technologies for additional operator protection. A tough impact resistant composite base and larger cross-section steel gives the ToughCage strength and durability, while SiOPS offers additional operator protection, by cutting out instantly when it senses the operator being forced onto the controls - greatly reducing the potential for entrapment injuries, says the company.
Facelift’s investment in the HR17 is part of our ongoing fleet expansion, and in the New Year Facelift will be replacing all of its self-propelled booms with new ones fitted with the SiOPS safety system.