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The 53 6 LB SQUIRREL is the ideal machine for avocado and mango plantations.




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

SQUIRREL has a spacious fully enclosed lockable engine compartment providing ample room to service a range of engines, air compressors and air receivers. A 55 lt steel fuel tank. Bonnets are raised and held up with a gas stay.  There are additional storage trays to keep pruning tools, first aid equipment and other supplies.


Quiet Engine

Engine is petrol driven, electric with back-up rope start. The engine base is supported on compression springs which eliminate vibration. An additional muffler pipe is fitted, ensuring a quiet, pleasant working environment. 

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.




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Electric three speed is a standard feature which operates independently from the variable engine rpm, enabling the operator to select a wide range of hydraulic speeds for faster operation and travelling. Gear 3 is automatically switched off and reverts to Gear 2 when the cage is raised above 3m. Switching between gears is very smooth and can be done while driving.


Dual caster wheels

Two independent large diameter 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.  Horizontal pivots has a large self lubricating replaceable bush.




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 Australian Standards
  • Fail Safe Travelling and Parking Brakes
  • Cage gate is self-closing and has a double lock mechanism
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  • 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 53 6 LB Squirrels is approved for 15º forward & back slopes and 12.5º sideways at full height (5.3m), increasing to 25º slopes.


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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.



 True all-terrain

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


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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 right.


Max. Cage floor height:    5.3m
Safe working load:   200 kg
Max. Cage side swing:   60º left through to 60º right
Cage overhang:  Max 2.6m Full Height 0.45m
Engine:  16 HP twin cylinder overhead valve petrol engine  (23 HP Diesel available). Heavy duty electric start with back up rope recoil. Oil alert and pressurised filtered lube. 55 lt fuel tank. Other engines available on request.
Hydraulics:  10 micron suction filter to tandem gear pump to direct operating foot valves to anti-overrun valve, to Geroler hydraulic motor to fail-safe variable speed hydraulic wet-disc brake to planetary reduction gearbox.
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Tyres:   Drive - 31x1550x15 8 ply tractor grip

Tyres:   Caster -25x1050x12"
Rear machine height:   1.5m
Width drive wheels:    2.32m
Weight with bin forks:   Approx 1.5 tonne
Length:   5.5m
Ground clearance:  .3m

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