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Hybrid booms for Speedy

29 January 2021

Hybrid booms for Speedy

Here’s yet another story that shows the growing interest in green technology. Speedy Powered Access has expanded its fleet of low-emission equipment with a £2m investment in 50 new hybrid boom lifts.

This follows the launch of the business in November, combining Prolift, Platform Sales & Hire and Lifterz, which had been acquired by Speedy since 2017.

The hybrid machines, manufactured by Niftylift, are designed to allow power to be automatically drawn from both the diesel engine and the electric battery pack.

The units can run for a full day on a single charge in electric-only mode and are suited to indoor or outdoor operation, noise-sensitive sites, or when ultra-low emissions are required.

Andy Briggs, managing director of Speedy Powered Access, said that the need to supply such machines would be essential in the future, particularly for projects in cities like London that need to meet non-road mobile machinery requirements in ultra-low emission zones.


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