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Riwal sells first full electric 28 meter boom lift

Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, has sold its first full electric 28 meter boom lift.
The machine was purchased by Airnace, a Swiss rental company specialized in access equipment, minicranes, telescopic forklifts, vacuum lifters and construction lifts. For a variety of work both inside and outside, such as maintenance on bridges or work in city centers, Airnace needed a 28 meter boom lift which required a reduced noise level without any emissions. 

Riwal opted to offer the JLG-860SJ, which has been converted from diesel to a full electric boom lift by Riwal’s expert technical team. While the machine was already available to customers utilizing Riwal’s rental fleet, it is the first time that Riwal sells a full electric 28 meter boom lift into the market. With a noise level below 70 Dba and no carbon emissions whatsoever, this unique 100% electric boom lift is battery powered and has a 400 volt integrated battery charger. The AWP can be used both indoors and outdoors while the modifications do not affect the working envelope of the machine. The machine was delivered in the corporate colors of Airnace.     

Olivier Mettan, General Manager at Airnace, comments: “This machine is a great solution for us to work in industrial areas, power plants and tunnels without needing any particulate filters. Thanks to the reduced noise level and zero emissions, we can now easily meet local restrictions. In addition we experienced a great cooperation with Riwal who followed through on their timely delivery promise and provided a great working machine”.

Norty Turner, Riwal CEO, comments: “The modifications we made to convert the diesel JLG-860SJ to an electric machine is an excellent example of how we translate our vision of delivering the best customer experience in the industry into practice. At the same time this aerial work platform is a sustainable alternative to diesel powered machines while maintaining all of its features”.