Haulotte's Compact 14 narrow scissor is now in production.

Haulotte's Compact 14 narrow scissor is now in production.

Haulotte's Compact 14, launched at Intermat, in April is now in production. Demonstrating its first Compact 14 machines at its Telford site Haulotte UK had a steady stream of interested customers throughout the day. Shayne Wright Haulotte's general manager for the UK and Ireland said, "The machine is unique - everyone will want one and it will provide a good return on investment."

The Compact 14 is a development of Haulotte's Compact 12 narrow electric scissor and the machines share components and spare parts. The Compact 14 provides an extra 2 m working height provided by an extra scissor pack. The machine has more powerful hydraulics and battery which has added extra weight to the base. This in turn has provided greater stability so the Compact 14 can be driven at full height unlike the smaller model.

The machine is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, in particular building maintenance, warehousing

The Compact 14 is easy to manoeuvre both in the stowed position with folded handrails - when it is 1.20 m wide and 2.50 m high - and in working mode where it is easy to steer and has a tight turning radius. The Compact 14 has a 130 mm ground clearance allowing easy movement on industrial floors which are not perfectly flat.

Haulotte admitted that they had already sold some machines in the UK but as yet wish to keep the customer under wraps.

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