Flannery have invested in the first 17m electric telehandler from Faresin.

During this year’s Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, the Flannery team met with UK dealer GGR Group and bought the machine following our previous investment in 2020 of the smaller, 6.26m electric model.

As part of Faresin’s ‘Big Range Full Electric’ series, the new telehandler  has a top lifting height of 17m and offers maximum lifting capacities of up to 4.5 tonnes, with a design based on the existing diesel-powered models.

Marketing and Special Products Director at GGR Group, Daniel Ezzatvar, commented:

“The launch of the 17m electric telehandler is big news and has massive implications for the construction sector. Since launching in the UK in 2020, we have been on a journey of innovation and collaboration. With everything that has gone on in the world during that time, we have had an interesting set of challenges to contend with.

After being the first to the market, it was reassuring to see this year at Bauma that other manufacturers have followed us into the arena. Based on what was launched in Germany, it appears that the accepted space for battery powered equipment in construction is on smaller plant, but we’ve demonstrated a much greater potential with the 17m full electric.

Hydrogen and alternative fuel sources have their place too, but first the potential of battery powered equipment should be explored further. The responsibility of this is in the hands of manufacturers, who should be doing more to go bigger.

The launch of the big full-electric range is testament to the level of feedback and collaboration that we have had from our partners. Flannery are trailblazers when it comes to green innovation. With this latest purchase, they have shown further commitment to both battery-powered equipment and the Faresin brand. We look forward to building on our relationship as we continue to work together.”

The team at Flannery are looking forward to incorporating this new telehandler into our electric fleet, as Niall Hester, Operations Director at Flannery Plant Hire, confirms:

“We have found the 6.26 Full Electric to be very popular with customers. It is a well-built, reliable machine. Since purchasing the first electric telehandler in 2020, we have taken on a further five units and they have proven themselves in the field.

As part of the collaboration between Faresin, GGR Group and ourselves, we called for the onboard Farmatics telematics system to be connected to the MachineMax telematics platform. All of the data from the electric telehandlers is now visible through the MachineMax dashboard for us and our customers. These machines are working on some very high-profile projects such as HS2, Thames Tideway and various Highways England projects. The feedback has been very positive.

After Faresin’s battery technology developments, the obvious next step was to produce a range of larger machines. With our experience to date with the smaller electrics, we are confident that the new 17m will perform well as a construction machine. We are delighted to be part of its introduction to the market, with our purchase of the world’s first at Bauma 2022.”