Shoring firm switches to electric forklifts

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- 6 Jun 2024 ( #1182 ) - Leeds, United Kingdom
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NTS chose a Still RX60-80 paired with a Fronius charger
NTS chose a Still RX60-80 paired with a Fronius charger

British equipment supplier Windsor Materials Handling helped National Trench Safety UK (NTS) switch from an internal combustion forklift to electric as the shoring firm works towards a net zero carbon footprint.

With demanding site conditions, NTS could not compromise on shift run times, reliability or durability so these were all important considerations when assessing their options.

“Working with the NTS team, we collated information regarding the truck’s runtimes and carried out a site survey,” says Windsor area sales manager Kieran Douglas. “From there we provided a fuel calculation along with total cost of ownership which showed big cost savings.”

Douglas says Windsor’s wide range of demo equipment allowed customers to see whether or not there will be an operational impact when making the switch.

“After a successful demo of a Still RX60-80 paired with a Fronius charger it was found that the truck was more than capable of handling the site’s runtime and the truck could withstand the challenging site conditions,” he says.

The demo was so successful NTS ordered two electric forklifts, one each for for its operations in Leeds and Coventry.

“We provided short-term electric options to operate on site until the new units were delivered,” Douglas says.

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