Last sale at Vertikal Days

Tim Ward concludes the deal with Jason Seddon and Adam Blair of Aerial Platforms

As Vertikal Days 2009 closed on Thursday evening and most exhibitors started the mad rush to pack up and load their equipment, John Keely of Niftylift was busy closing what must surely be the last deal concluded at the show.

The deal, which included the first order for its brand new HR21'Hybrid' - 21 metre articulated self propelled boom, was concluded with locally based Aerial Platforms, of Leigh, Lancashire, the local Access Link member.

The new lift, unveiled at Vertikal Days in Nifty's typically understated way, introduces an environmentally conscious drive system that could easily catch on in the aerial lift industry.

The four wheel drive Bi-Energy unit, has a small three cylinder Kubota 722 diesel engine, fitted with an exhaust purification system, and uses the electric drive motor to boost power on steep grades or rough terrain. When operating as a diesel under normal conditions the motor turns into a generator/alternator charging up the machines battery pack.

The unit is also equipped with Nifty's latest basket, the 'Toughcage' with its almost indestructible composite base and large diameter steel tube guardrails.

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