Snorkel electric telehandlers for Gerken
By Euan Youdale17 January 2022
Gerken is continuing its investment in green technology with the recent addition of four Snorkel SR626E zero emission fully electric telehandlers.
The fully electric SR626E offers a maximum load capacity of 2,600kg and a maximum lifting height of up to 5.79m with completely emission-free operation. The SR626E is powered by 80V 300Ah lithium-ion batteries and can operate continuously for up to six hours between charges, depending on the conditions, and an on-board charger offers full overnight charging.
The SR626E reduces operating costs by up to 60% compared to the diesel equivalent and at the same time minimizes noise and dust generation for a cleaner and quieter jobsite, says the company. Gerken has adopted its “Upward emission free” slogan for its in-house sustainability campaign in which they are increasing investments in zero emission lifting equipment.
Gerken Arbeitsbühnen, based in Düsseldorf, is one of Europe’s leading providers of platform rental with over 9,000 machines. In addition to Düsseldorf, Gerken is represented at 35 locations across Germany. Gerken Mietservice also offers modern room system solutions, as well as garden and forestry equipment, excavators and wheel loaders and special vehicles.
Following a demonstration of the SR626E in mid-2021 on a construction site in downtown Düsseldorf, followed by a detailed product evaluation by the Gerken team, the decision was taken to add four units to their rental fleet. Ordered in December with Ahern Deutschland, the four units were delivered to Gerken from stock held in Weyerbusch.
Christian Gerken, owner of Gerken, said, “We would like to thank Ahern Deutschland very much for the uncomplicated cooperation and the fast delivery of the fully electric telescopic forklifts.”
Assembled in Italy, the four Snorkel SR626E’s are equipped with a Euro fork carriage, suspension seat and non-marking, high grip tyres in addition to the extensive standard equipment.