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The 35 5 SQUIRREL is the ideal machine for orchards because of its robust construction and many features.

The 35 5 model is designed primarily for picking and pruning trellised orchards.

With the SQUIRRELs side swing cage (rotated left or right) the operator can comfortably pick as the SQUIRREL is driven straight down the row of a trellised orchard, even on steep terrain.


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Planetary Drive Wheel Hubs

Drive wheel planetary hubs are specially made for Crendon Machinery and feature

  •  large 8:1  reduction gearbox with an integrated hydraulic motor and incorporate fail safe multi-disc wet brakes as standard.
  • These brakes work when driving down a slope and eliminates creep and overrun.
  • Hubs have quick spring loaded disengage freewheeling as standard.
  • large tapered wheel bearings & cogs; the hub is twice the weight of our competitors.
  • Special seals on the brake piston for long life.
  • Custom made hydraulic motors are fitted to give very high torque at low speed with 250 bar seals.
  • SQUIRRELs are fitted with special valving that give a soft start and stop, greatly reducing the jerky effect that other cherry pickers have.

 Fully enclosed engine compartment

For security the bonnets are lockable and swing forward to give easy access for servicing. Space is available under cover to store tools and wet weather clothing.


Quiet Engine

Engine is petrol driven, electric with back-up rope start and heavy duty starter solenoid. The engine base is supported on compression springs which eliminate vibration.


Powerful Hydraulic System

Hydraulics have the capacity to handle steep and adverse conditions. The system is protected by a very fine 10 micron suction filter. The steel braid hydraulic hoses are fitted with spring guards to ensure long life.

 Low Profile

The SQUIRREL 35 5 is compact with a low profile, ideal for narrow orchard rows with overhanging branches. 

Large Caster Wheel

Caster wheel is a single large tyre, providing excellent flotation and smooth ride in adverse conditions. Horizontal pivot has a large self lubricating replaceable bush.


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 traveling.


Big Fuel Tanks

SQUIRREL engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump and has a 55 litre steel fuel tank.


Safety Throughout

SQUIRREL is recognised for its robust heavy construction and Standard Safety Features which include.

  • Audible Slope Alarm - multi-height, speed & slope sensitive

  • Audible Un-safe Speed Movement Alarm
  • Emergency Stop at Ground and Cage
  • Dual Cage Entry System
  • Fail Safe Foot controls to AS Standards
  • Fail Safe Traveling and Parking Brakes
  • Cage gate has double lock mechanism
  • Safety Harness Anchor Point in Cage
  • All Hand Controls Fully Guarded
  • All pivot pins easy to remove or replace - boom, stabilizer bar, cage & caster wheel
  • Extensive Clear Documentation Includes -
    • Owners Manual & Parts list
    • Maintenance Check-list
    • Operator Induction Check-list
    • Pre-operation Check-list.


Each machine is rigorously tested prior to delivery. Design is approved by WorkSafe WA and other states to Australian Standard AS1418.10. The 355 Squirrel is approved for 10º slopes at full height (3.5m), increasing to 25º slopes at 1m height


Heavy duty towing

A long heavy duty draw bar is a standard component on the SQUIRRELs. This draw bar is stored inside the engine compartment when not in use. The long draw bar and large diameter caster wheels provides smooth safe towing. For long distance transport it is recommended that the SQUIRREL be transported on a trailer - due to excessive tyre wear and legal speed limitations.


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All models are true all-terrain machines. Each SQUIRREL has evenly spaced and loaded large diameter drive and caster wheels with a powerful two speed hydraulic system enabling them to negotiate undulating terrain.


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.

 For more information on cage & foot controls click picture on left.

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Max. Cage floor height: 3.5m
Safe working load: 180 kg
Max. Cage side swing: 60º left through to 60º right
Cage overhang: Max 1.7m Full Height 0.5m
Engine: 16 HP V twin single cylinder overhead valve petrol engine. Heavy duty electric start with back up rope recoil. Oil alert , fuel pump and 55lt fuel tank Hydraulics: 10 micron suction filter to tandem gear pump to direct operating foot valves to anti-overrun valve, doubble cros line releef valves (to take out shock presures) to Geroler hydraulic motor to fail-safe variable speed hydraulic wet-disc brake to planetary reduction gearbox.

Ground speed: First 0-2.5.kph : Second 0-3.5.kph, Third 0-6kph
Tyres: Drive - 26 x 1200 x 12 x 8 ply tractor grip (diamond block available on request)

Tyres: Caster -25x10.5x12" 6 ply on 10x12" hot dip gall rim
Rear machine height: 1.25m
Width drive wheels: 2.14m
Weight STD Model: Approx 1.3 tonne
Length: 3.75m
Ground clearance: .2m

Other Squirrel Models - Click on the picture to go to that page

Squirrel 355 SD 3.5m

Squirrel 505 SD 5.0m

Squirrel 536 LB SD     5.3m

Squirrel 656 LB SD       6.5m

Squirrel 655 SD   6.5m

Squirrel 80 5 SD   8.0m


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