Winner of the 'Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2019' Innovation award, the HeightRider 28 (HR28) 4x4 is one of a new generation of environmentally conscious work platforms from Niftylift. Combining advanced power-source technology with efficient four-wheel drive, the HR28 4x4 delivers outstanding performance from a compact, low-weight design.
The HR28 is substantially lighter and more compact than its competitors and with a smaller tail swing. This, coupled with its excellent manoeuvrability, means it can work in more locations than its larger rivals and be transported more economically. Better utilisation and lower transportation costs make the HR28 a more profitable machine to own and operate.
Proportional controls deliver smooth, measured operation while 180º cage rotation and a 150º fly-boom allow precise positioning anywhere in its vast working envelope.
The HR28 4x4 is available with two power options, battery-only or Hybrid power:
Developed specifically for applications or environments where a Diesel engine may not be permitted, the battery-only option offers efficient, quiet, zero-emission operation.
The hybrid option incorporates Niftylift's revolutionary second-generation Hybrid power system. It uses a smaller, power-optimised EU Stage V-compliant Diesel engine, supported by the machine's electric motor when extra power is needed. This maintains power and performance while reducing fuel consumption for maximum efficiency. The innovative 'Diesel Re-Gen' feature also recharges the batteries, giving a 'fast charge' whenever the machine is idle, and the engine is running. In addition, an electric-only mode allows zero-emission operation, making it ideal for indoor use or quiet, clean operation.
The HR28 4x4 also incorporates Niftylift's multi-award-winning SiOPS®. This safety system eliminates sustained involuntary operation by instantly stopping machine movement if the operator is pushed onto the cage control console, allowing them to recover their situation safely.
The HR28 4x4 is also fitted with Niftylink® as standard. Niftylink® is a powerful telematics tool that provides data insights on your Niftylift’s health, activity and location. These insights help users understand machine usage, performance and life cycle, and real-time error-code reporting. By maximising machine ‘up-time’ and reducing lifetime running costs, Niftylink® significantly improves efficiency and profitability, helping you get more from your Niftylift.
HR28 4x4 Features
For applications where Diesel is not permitted
Second-Generation Hybrid Power Option
Smart, efficient, environmentally conscious power
EU Stage V Compliant Engine
Lowered emissions for greener performance
GVW From Only 14,380kg
Lightest in its class
SiOPS® as Standard
Multi-award-winning operator protection
180° Platform Rotation & Fly-Boom
Improved access to applications
360º Continuous Slew
Better access to applications
4WD for rough terrain
5.9m outside turning radius
Niftylink® as Standard
Advanced Telematics for your Niftylift
HR28 4x4 Specifications
Working Height (A)
Working Outreach (C)
Platform Height (B)
26m 85ft 6in
Machine Width (F)
2.49m 8ft 2in
Machine Height (D)
2.7m 8ft 10in
Machine Length (J)
9.28m 30ft 5in
Transport Length (H)
7.3m 23ft 11in
(B)35% / 19° (H)40% / 22°
5.9m 19ft 4in
(B)14380kg / (H)14460kg (B)31700lbs / (H)31880lbs (B)31700lbs / (H)31880lbs
Safe Working Load
280kg 620lbs 620lbs
Fly Boom Arc
2.4m 7ft 10in
0.9m 2ft 11in