RIDGEONS FOREST Products, part of the Huws Gray, has added three new electric Baumann sideloaders to its fleet, as the push to electrification continues to gather pace.

Two 120v volt EGX 70s and a compact ELX 50, supplied by Eastern Forklifts, are now in full time operation at the purpose-built 12 acre site at Herringswell, Suffolk.

The AC powered EGX machines offer incredible battery longevity and higher travel and lifting speed performance. The battery is now fitted in one single box, positioned over the deck, for fast and easy replacement.

Baumann UK’s Jason Reynolds believes the long shift life, added comfort, zero emissions and lower lifetime costs is making electric the default option, particularly in the timber sector.

“Feedback from the operators is very good, they also see the build quality and benefit of the self-levelling deck, where loads are secure on slopes and inclines. We are supporting Eastern, one of the big dealers in the UK for Baumann products. They have worked with Ridgeons for many years and they know the team here well.”

The range is also supplied with the patented Variable Reach System (VRS) outreach system for more efficient control. VRS delivers high precision and productivity via the award-winning, low­ maintenance Archimedes outreach method.