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GT Access takes UK’s first HR28 Hybrid boomlift

19 Nov 13 Bromsgrove-based GT Access has taken delivery of the UK’s first Height Rider 28 Hybrid aerial work platform from Niftylift.

The 4x4 HR28, made by Niftylift, is claimed to be ‘the world’s largest electric mobile elevating work platform’. It has a 28m working height and 19m outreach from a chassis weighing 14,500kg.

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 280kg capacity.

Its hybrid power system enables the use of a smaller diesel engine, reducing fuel consumption. The exhaust purification system, with catalytic converter, removes 90% carbon monoxide, 80% hydrocarbons and 30% of particulates, Niftylift says.

A diesel re-gen feature charges the machine’s batteries during normal diesel, so that the machine can potentially work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If required, it can also operate on electric power only.

Pictured below are GT Access managing director Jon Till and Tim Ward of Niftylift outside the new offices and workshop of GTA in Bromsgrove. This new 12,000 sq ft facility is next door to GT’s previous premises that were demolished to create more yard space.

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