Sunbelt Rentals has purchased a further five Faresin Electric Telehandlers from UK dealer GGR Group.

This purchase comes following an initial investment in 2021, which saw several electric telehandlers branded as part of Sunbelt Rentals’ ESG ‘Our Planet’ initiative, which focuses on lowering carbon emissions and creating a greener future for all.

As part of the purchase, Sunbelt chose the Farmatics telematics system, which allows users to remotely monitor operations, geolocation, consumption and productivity of the machines during use. Three 400v fast chargers were also acquired.

Andrew Winlow, director – asset management at Sunbelt Rentals commented: “Even with the ongoing supply chain challenges we’re all facing, we’ve found that the partnership between GGR Group and Faresin has made it easy for us to conduct business.

“Faresin continues to innovate at pace and is making products such as the electric telehandler readily available in the marketplace, with further development planned for later in the year. While GGR Group, the importer has made a commitment to stock and were seeing machines arrive monthly, all of this has been key to our partnership success and is allowing us to respond to customer demand.”

While Mike Walkley, project sales specialist at GGR Group added: “It has been a pleasure to work with Sunbelt Rentals on this sale and listen to the brilliant feedback from their initial purchases last year. It has been great to help support their new green initiative “Our Planet” through supplying these eco-friendly alternatives and I very much look forward to working with them again in the future.”

The Faresin Electric Telehandler is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that can be opportunity charged without any damage or reduction to the battery life. A fast-charging system allows the batteries to be topped up at convenient intervals throughout the day. A regular 110-volt on-board charger is included when larger power supplies are not available and can be used for an overnight charge.

The standard 300Ah battery will last up to six hours of typical use, with a rapid recharge time of 1.5 hours from zero with the external fast charger.