BT EQUIPMENT has released the Faresin range of telescopic handlers, ranging from a compact 6m lift/2.8t capacity unit to a 17m lift/4t capacity handler. According to Simon Geoghegan, BT Equipment’s product manager for Faresin, the new telehandler range meets the latest European standards and safety requirements (EN1459). “Faresin telescopic handlers are recognised for their build quality, advanced technology features and safe, comfortable cabs with 360° visibility to all working areas,” says Geoghegan.

Key features of the range include: Faresin’s “Kingcab” ROPS/FOPS driver’s cab, with multifunctional joystick operation, sleek new look interior with plenty of space and a fully adjustable suspension seat; An integrated “active” safety system, designed to prevent rollover, as well as shutting down the controls if dangerous movements are detected; Sauer hydrostatic transmission with electronic control of forward and reverse function together with “inching” pedal allowing precise work operation; Maximum travel speeds of up to 40 km/h; Side-mounted engine and hydraulic pumps mounted in-line with the chassis for easy maintenance access; Uniquely designed “in house” computerised diagnostic system; Differential axles and 4 x 4 drive.

“Faresin pays particular attention to safety with its telescopic handler range via its EISAS (Electronic Integrated Safety Active System),” said Geoghegan.

Safety features include a longitudinal rollover protection system, immediate shutdown of hydraulic operation in the event of any dangerous cranage movements, an operator presence sensing system which applies the parking brake in the event the operator leaves the seat, an over-speed sensor and an electronic sensing system built into the joystick system to prevent accidental operation.

BT Equipment sees the Faresin range of telehandlers suitable for a range of applications, from plant hire, through to building and construction sites, as well as agricultural and industrial work. The Faresin telehandlers to be released in Australia are powered by Deutz BF4M2012 engines rated at 75 kW.

Source: Construction Contractor