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Squirrel 505 SD

7m reach | 5m platform height

The 655 SQUIRREL has a 150kg safe working load making it the ideal machine for Industrial hire fleets, shed construction applications and high pruning because of its robust construction and many features.

Genuine foot controls SD (Soft Drive)
Fully enclosed spacious engine compartment
Self lubricating replaceable bushes
Powerful three hydraulic pump system
Planetary wheel drive hubs
Best back up and spare parts
Electric hydraulic three speed
Towing & free wheeling standard
Diesel Kubota 3 cyl engine option
Two caster flotation wheels
Safety throughout
Side swing cage
Electric throttle
Enclosed cage
Compact length



Compact length

The high king pin post allows the boom length to be significantly shorter and results in greater Squirrel mobility. With the SQUIRREL 505 the overall length with cage down is 4.4m with the king pin post height being 1.9m. 

505 LV  Low voltage insulation (optional extra) pictured left. 

Fully enclosed engine compartment

The bonnets are made from heavy steel and will not break with fallen or overhanging branches. For security, the bonnets are lockable and swing up with a gas strut to give easy access for servicing.

A Vanguard v-twin cylinder 16hp engine is standard or optional extra 23hp EFI Vanguard v-twin cylinder engine or Kubota 3 cylinder water cooled 23hp diesel is available. The exhaust is extended and piped low down to the rear of the Squirrel away from workers. Engine auto stops when oil pressure is low.


A sealed enclosure protects all the electrical components.

 A Kubota 3 cylinder water cooled 23hp diesel is pictured above. (optional extra)


Powerful Triple Pump Hydraulic System

Hydraulics have the capacity to handle steep and adverse conditions.  The system is protected by a very large fine 10 micron suction filter.  Three hydraulic pumps are fitted, 1 pump for boom lift & side swing, 2 pumps for drive wheels. This 3 pump system keep the pressures low.

Soft Drive.  Special valving is fitted that gives a soft start and stop, this allows the operator to drive safely.

The engine base is supported on springs to eliminate vibration.
There are trays inside the engine bay to store tools, wet weather clothing, draw-bar, etc.

55 lt fuel tank

The SQUIRREL engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump, fuel filter and has a 55 litre steel fuel tank to allow for up to 2-3 days use.

Planetary Drive Wheel Hubs

We have our own design very heavy duty 8:1 planetary reduction gearbox with an integrated powerful hydraulic motor and incorporate fail safe multi-disc wet brakes which eliminate creep and auto brakes smoothly when driving down a hill. Hubs are standard with quick disengage freewheeling. This is the most powerful efficient drive giving maximum torque to the drive wheels. torque at low speed with 350 bar seals.




Dual caster wheels

Two independent caster wheels with an additional horizontal pivot  provide a very smooth ride over uneven terrain or street kerbs.  As one wheel mounts a kerb the other stays at the original level.  Effectively the height of the kerb is halved.  This allows the operator to comfortably work safely and quickly.  These wheels also greatly reduce the possibility of bogging because of their independent rolling action.

Genuine Foot Controls

The SQUIRREL is a machine with unique foot controls, giving three dimensional movement without the operator shifting his feet. A wide seat belt holds the operator directly above the foot pedals giving a safe and comfortable working position. The fully adjustable spring centred foot pedals allow you to continue working with both hands free AT ALL TIMES. This proven feature alone makes the SQUIRREL the most efficient machine.

Safe in and out of Cage
The SQUIRRELs Cage: is safe and easy to enter and exit -   no bending and twisting under hand rails.  It is automatically closed and latched with 2 separate latches. As the rear seat belt is attached, getting in and out is safe and fast. To un-latch it requires 2 fingers to lift two latches, then push back. The latch handles are recessed in the back inside corner.
The Squirrel gate is fully OHS safety compliant providing the safest way to access the cage, no bending and twisting your back as in other EWPs.
Hydraulic Three Speed

Three speed is a standard feature which operates independently from the variable engine rpm, enabling the operator to select a wide range of speeds for safe and faster operation. There is a toggle stick in the cage to change speeds, which can be done while driving.
A safety height sensor switches gear 3 off and reverts to gear 2 when the cage is raised above  1/3rd height.
Gear 1 slow speed steady work at heights.
Gear 2  steady to fast work speed.
Gear 3  travelling speed.


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Disclaimer: The pictures and information are a guide only.  Specifications are subject to change without notice and without liability expressed or implied.

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