Niftylift has bought a tow tractor from Bradshaw Electric Vehicles to transport parts the quarter of a mile from its stores to its production area on public roads. The vehicle was customised in 'Nifty green'.
Derrick Osborne, of Niftylift, explains: “We opened our new stores in April this year and were faced with the problem of transporting the materials in kit form from there to the assembly area. We looked at various options to do this, including a van and even a milk float, but found an electric tow tractor and trailer to be the most economical option.”
The tow tractor is used all day and then charged overnight ready for use the next morning. Niftylift opted for the T6 model which is capable of towing up to seven tonnes.
Derrick adds: “The T6 was capable of managing the loads we needed to transport and fell within our price range. We dealt with Bradshaw as they came across as a professional company and we had heard good things about them.”
Bradshaw's T6 AC was upgraded in 2007. It has automotive style controls and an AC drive system which gives lower service costs, as there are no brushes or other parts in the motor or controller that can wear.
Four wheel hydraulic drum brakes, all round suspension, regenerative braking and fully adjustable acceleration and deceleration are fitted as standard.
The T6 has an optional battery change system which enables this tractor to work 24 hour shift patterns with ease. As the motor and controller are fully sealed, this tractor is suitable for use in hostile conditions, such as wet or dusty environments.
Niftylift is a manufacturer of trailer mounted, self propelled, track mounted and
vehicle mounted hydraulic access equipment. Sometimes known as 'Cherry pickers' or Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP), our work platforms are compact, robust and safe. They include features such as articulating and telescopic booms, cage rotation and fly (jib) booms, making them an ideal alternative to ladders, scaffold towers and scissor lifts.
About Bradshaw and its vehicles
Bradshaw Electric Vehicles specialises in the design and manufacture of electric vehicles. Its key range includes tow tractors and burden carriers for industrial applications, city centre delivery and street cleansing vehicles and personnel carriers. Also available is a range of pedestrian controlled tow and carrying vehicles.
Bradshaw's vehicles can be found in warehouses, hospitals, industrial plants, airports, railways, golf courses and many other locations where a small, efficient vehicle is required to move loads or people. Bradshaw Electric Vehicles designs and manufactures its own vehicles at its UK plant and so is able to offer customised vehicles to suit exact requirements.
Minimal servicing is required for all Bradshaw vehicles, and they are supported by a 12 month or 1000 hour warranty. Bradshaw Electric Vehicles also guarantees a 24-hour response for parts and labour throughout the UK.
Free driver familiarisation is included in the cost of the vehicle and Bradshaw also offers a free site evaluation to determine which vehicle is suitable for the task and environment.
For further information about all the electric vehicles available from Bradshaw visit: www.bradshawelectricvehicles.co.uk or call 01780 781801.