The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted a picture of the UK’s first fully electric telehandler on our social media channels last week (well done to those of you who guessed correctly that it is manufactured by Faresin).

With a lifting capacity of 2.6t, this innovative, eco-friendly telehandler is powered by a lithium battery, which delivers a range of benefits including reduced charging times and notable savings in maintenance when compared to combustion engine telehandler. The standard 300Ah battery has a battery life of up to 6hours (depending on use) and a recharge time of 3h45mins using the standard external three-phase charger.

We are working with the Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV) on the main works for HS2 at West Ruislip. As part of these a Tarmac Compound is being established, going forwards this will manage deliveries and storage of materials for this section of the project.

James Richardson, Managing Director, Costain Skanska STRABAG Joint Venture commented:

“Driving innovation that reduces emissions and noise and embracing new technology is at the heart of our Costain, Skanska and STRABAG Joint Venture work on HS2.

We were pleased to be the first construction site in the UK to trial the Eco Telehandler with Flannery and will be looking at opportunities to bring them on site to reduce carbon and deliver the project more efficientlyā€¯.

As with all new technology it is really important for us to work with clients to evaluate and test innovations in a live site environment, for the full case study visit our resources section.