Niftylift Hybrid Technology
Niftylift has combined an efficient Tier 4 / EU Stage IIIB Diesel engine with a clean and quite electric power pack to produce the world's first parallel hybrid power system on a MEWP. The system offers an electric-only mode for zero emission operation, or a Hybrid power mode economical and environmentally conscious operation whenever it's needed.
Electric-only or Hybrid power during operation
Niftylift's revolutionary new Hybrid technology allows the selection of Electric-only or Hybrid power during operation.
'Zero Emissions' - Greater Utilisation
On Electric only the machine becomes a 'zero emission' machine that can work inside or out in any environment both cleanly and quietly.
Economical Diesel Engine - Greatly Reducing Running Costs
On Hybrid Power, the machine allows the electric motor to automatically assist the Diesel engine when required (e.g. climbing a steep slope), boosting the overall power available. This ingenious Hybrid technology means that the machine can use a much smaller Diesel engine (Kubota 722 - 18Hp) than would otherwise be required, reducing fuel consumption by up to 50% (compared to other machines) and therefore greatly reducing running costs.
Efficient Diesel Re-Gen - Less Battery Charging Required
At all other times the electric motor channels the excess power from the Diesel engine back to the batteries, storing it for when it is most needed.
Fast Charge - Less Downtime Can Work Extended Duty Cycles
Due to its efficient design the 'Diesel Re-Gen' feature can charge the batteries up 40% faster than standard mains power, so the machine can fully re-charge itself in just 4 hours. This means that a Niftylift Hybrid can potentially work 24 hours a day, using the electric motor to work quietly at night and then re-charge during the day-shift while running on Diesel.
Advanced Exhaust Purification - Can Work in Low Emission Zones
The Hybrid technology power pack also incorporates an advanced exhaust purification system, greatly reducing CO (Carbon Monoxide), HC (Hydro-Carbons), particulates (soot), and noise emissions.