Felbermayr invests in 600 new working platforms and lift trucks
October 10, 2022 | Isabella Mittermair
With its range of work platforms, lift trucks and mini cranes, Felbermayr is one of Europe's leading-edge suppliers when it comes to height access technology. The company continuously invests in new special equipment from renowned manufacturers. From mid-2022 until the first quarter of 2023, the rental fleet will be expanded to include 600 additional scissors, articulated and telescopic platforms as well as rotating telehandlers from Magni. As such, over 3,800 equipment items will be available for rent. The largest piece of equipment in the fleet is a truck platform with an extreme working height of 103 metres.
Robert Bauer, Divisional Manager Felbermayr Work Platform/Lift Truck Rental comments on the expansion of the rental range: "Our goal is to provide our customers with the latest generation of work platforms and lift trucks with state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive equipment for every application."
This goal has been given a boost by the latest investment in 600 new machines. "A few items of special equipment have also been added - with the new cherry pickers and lift trucks. This will enable us to even better meet the requirements of our customers when it comes to working height, basket load, drive type, platform size and ground conditions," says Bauer.
A closer look at the new additions to the work platform and lift truck fleet
Rough terrain machines
The new work platforms include 120 "rough terrain machines" with working heights of between 15 and 18 metres. The all-wheel scissors platforms with super deck and 680 kilogram basket load come complete with all-wheel drive, oscillating axle, supports with automatic levelling, non-marking tyres and platform extension on both sides. The platforms are available in purely electric and diesel versions.
The boom (self-propelled platform) rental program is being extended to include a number of electric (articulated) telescopic platforms. The working heights of the new additions are up to 30 metres with maximum basket loads of up to 454 kilograms. The models are equipped with oscillating axle, lithium battery and non-marking tyres.
New additions are also coming in the scissors platform category. A total of 28 new special scissors platforms with working heights of 22 metres, 28 metres and 32 metres are being added to the fleet - some with vast load capacities of up to 1000 kilograms.
Close to 40 machines with a lifting height of up to 25 metres have been ordered in the rotating telehandler segment. A number of the telehandlers are capable of performing all lifting functions electrically without emissions.
Bauer is positive about the expansion of the fleet: "Thanks to the new additions in our rotating telehandler and scissor, articulated and telescopic platform segments - in particular in electric machines and scissors platforms in the special range up to 32 metres - we can quickly and comprehensively satisfy our customers' requirements at all times. We are planning total investment in over 900 new work platforms and lift trucks in 2023."