Mansfields invests in new battery technology

Kent-based fruit growers Mansfields have taken delivery of 15 new Hyster forklift trucks fitted with lithium ion batteries from Hiremech.

As well as innovating its production systems, which have Mansfields has rolled out a carbon zero scheme and environmental strategy and says these new machines will help achieve greater levels of performance and efficiency. The lithium ion batteries mean operators can use the machines for longer, whilst also making significant energy savings and helping to reduce their environmental impact. the technology also allows for opportunity charging, which is ideal for busy shift patterns that need to keep working.

Lee Port, Head of Operations at Mansfields, commented, “Advancements in farming technology continue apace, which is why Mansfields are constantly looking ahead to plan for future investments that will continue to keep them sustainable and ahead of the competition, and indeed continuing its legacy of innovation dating right back to its beginnings”

Paul Green, Hiremech’s Managing Director, added, “From our initial conversations, [Mansfields] made it clear that any new equipment would need to be energy efficient. We were quickly able to present a suitable solution of Hyster trucks fitted with Lithium Ion batteries. The team at Mansfields were impressed with the energy savings, performance and opportunity charging that this offered and following agreement of the deal earlier in 2020, the equipment has arrived on-time, on-site and ready to go.”

Photo source: Hiremech / Mansfields

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