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The 80 5 SQUIRREL has a 200kg 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. A Two Man Cage with hand controls is also available on 80 5 model SQUIRREL.

The 8 05 model is designed primarily for construction sites with unprepared ground conditions.


The 80 5 SQUIRREL is similar to the 65 5 having the same size base but with an increased safe working load, the same superior stability, easily adjustable drive wheel track. The differences are that the rear king pin post is 0.3m higher, boom 1.1m longer and has additional ballast for the higher 200kg safe working load.



Superior Stability

SQUIRRELs 65 5 & 80 5 have superior stability with a smooth ride over rough terrain due to the wide adjustable wheel track, providing significantly greater operator comfort. When the cage is 8m high and the drive wheels are fully extended to 3m wide and one wheel drives over a 140mm high obstacle the cage will only sway by 370mm. If the drive wheels were at 2.3m wide under the same conditions the cage sway would be increased to 480mm.



The high king pin post allows the boom length to be significantly shorter and results in greater Squirrel mobility. With the SQUIRREL 80 5 the overall length with cage down is 6.06m with the king pin post height being 3m. If the king pin height was 1.5m high the overall length would need to be 8m to reach the same height. This additional 2m length does make a machine very cumbersome.


Drive Wheel Settings

The 65 5 & 80 5 SQUIRRELs have a quick adjustable drive wheel track with three settings - 1.8m, 2.4m or 3m wide. When using the 1.8m and 2.4m settings the maximum cage height of the SQUIRREL is limited by safety switches. When the wheels are at the 1.8m wide setting the SQUIRREL can be transported on most car trailers.

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Adjusting the wheel track is very quick and foolproof, taking only several minutes. Operate the special jack provided to lift up one wheel, remove one locating pin and swing the wheel to the required width - refit the self aligning locating pin. Or use the optional extra Hydraulic Wheel Shift.


Planetary Drive Wheel Hubs

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  • large 8:1  reduction gearbox with an integrated hydraulic motor and incorporate fail safe multi-disc wet brakes as


  • 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 200 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.


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SQUIRREL 50 5, 65 5 & 80 5 all have a spacious fully enclosed lockable engine compartment providing ample room to service a range of engines, air compressors and air receivers. The engine compartment bonnets have gas struts to assist opening. A large removable fuel tank allows off-site refueling and increased security.


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. 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.


High ground clearance

SQUIRREL 50 5, 65 5 & 80 5 all have a high ground clearance allowing the unit to drive over large branches and prunings without fouling.


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.


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Two independent large diametre caster wheel assemblies 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 the distance between the two. Standard on 80 5 model. 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 Traveling and Parking Brakes
  • Cage gate has 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 805 Squirrel is approved for 15º forward & back slopes and 7.5º sideways at full height (8m), increasing to 25º slopes at 1m height


Heavy duty towing

A long heavy duty draw bar with ball hitch 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 traisqu6557.jpg - largeler - due to excessive tyre wear and legal speed limitations.


Easy lifting  

A single lift point is standard on all 50 5, 65 5 and 80 5 models. It provides simple, very safe and balanced lifting for articulated front-end loaders or cranes to load and unload from trucks.


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 two 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:    8m
Safe working load:   200 kg
Max. Cage side swing:   60º left through to 60º right
Cage overhang:  Max 3.7m Full Height 0.5m
Engine:  16 HP twin cylinder overhead valve petrol engine (21 HP when 30 cfm compressor fitted) (19HP & 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.
Ground speed:  First 0-1.5.kph : Second 0-2.5.kph, Third 0-4kph
Tyres:   Drive std - 26 x 1200 x 12 x 8 ply tractor grip, Optional extra 31 x 1550 x 15 x 8 ply tractor grip (diamond block available on request) , Caster -215 x 14
Rear machine height:   3m
Width drive wheels:   Hinge out 1.8m , 2.4m & 3m
Weight STD Model:   Approx 2.1 tonne
Length:   6.06m
Ground clearance:  .34m

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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