UK's first Niftylift HR28 goes to GT Access

By Euan Youdale19 November 2013

GT Access' Niftylift HR28.

GT Access' Niftylift HR28.

GT Access has taken delivery of the UK’s first Niftylift Height Rider 28 (HR28) Hybrid 4x4.

The HR28 Hybrid, the world’s largest electric mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) offers a 28 m (92 foot) working height coupled with a19 m outreach. The overall weight if the machine is 14500 kg.

“This 90 foot plus machine will not need a low loader to move it to site. With the right specification a 26 tonne truck can be used, offering the potential for huge cost savings for our customers,” said Niftylift’s Tim Ward.

Other features of the HR28 Hybrid include Niftylift’s SiOPS operator safety system as well as a 150º fly-boom with 180º cage rotate and 280 kg capacity. The hybrid power system allows the use of a smaller diesel engine, reducing fuel consumption, while its exhaust purification system removes 90% carbon monoxide, 80% hydrocarbons and 30% of particulates, said the company.

The Diesel Re-Gen feature charges the machine’s batteries during normal operation so the HR28 Hybrid can potentially work 24 hours a day. It can also be operated electric-only. GTA recently took ownership of its 800th machine.

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