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This model is ideal for avocado harvesting and pruning. Standard features include side swing cage, hydraulic electric three speed, bogey 15" drive wheels with planetary drive hubs with fail-safe brakes, allowing the operator to work at maximum capacity of 200KG SWL on steep slopes.
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.
Bogey drive wheels on walking beam This gives the Squirrel excellent traction and smooth ride over difficult terrain. The bogey wheel drive also provides extra traction when working on slopes.
Fully enclosed engine compartment
SQUIRREL has a spacious fully enclosed lockable engine compartment providing ample room to service a range of engines, air compressors and air receivers and a 55 lt fuel tank
A Vanguard v-twin cylinder 21hp petrol engine is standard or optional extra 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.
E-Stop and Start switch, reset circuit breaker are accessible without lifting the bonnet.
A sealed enclosure protects all the electrical components.
Powerful 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. Each motor hose has a relief valve fitted to eliminate pressure spikes. Very high pressure seals (300% higher than working pressure) are fitted to all hydraulic components.
Soft Drive: Special valving is fitted that gives a soft start and stop, this allows the operator to drive safely.
The SQUIRREL engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump, 2 fuel filters and has a 55 litre steel fuel tank to allow for several days use.
The engine base is supported on springs to eliminate vibration.
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 faster operation and travelling.
Fully Independent Caster wheels
Two independent large diameter caster wheel assemblies provide a very smooth ride over uneven terrain. This allows the operator to comfortably work safely and quickly. These wheels also greatly reduce the possibility of bogging because of the distance between the two. Horizontal pivots have a large self lubricating replaceable bush.
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 Australian Standards & OHS safety compliant.
Bin Forks (optional)
Optional Extra - A set of solid prong bin forks. These are operated from the cage enabling the operator to move bins up to 600kg, as required.
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 centered 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.
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