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Squirrel 358 SD-D     Soft Drive - Deluxe

5.5m reach | 3.5m platform height

The 358 SD-D model is designed primarily for picking and pruning trellised orchards.

Genuine foot controls SD (Soft Drive)
Fully enclosed spacious engine compartment.
Powerful two hydraulic pump system.
Self lubricating replaceable bushes.
Planetary 8:1 wheel drive hubs.
200KG SWL with 12º-15º side ways angle & 15º forwards angle at full height.
Best back up and spare parts.
Electric hydraulic three speed.
Towing & free wheeling standard
One caster flotation wheels 520 Ø x 300mm wide.
Large self closing cage gate.
6 CFM 2 stage compressor
Safety throughout.
Side swing cage.
Electric throttle.
Enclosed cage.
40 lt fuel tank.
Low back.



E-Stop and Start switch, reset circuit breaker are accessible without lifting the bonnet.

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 16hp petrol engine is standard. 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.

Powerful double 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.  Two hydraulics pumps are fitted.

Large Fuel Tanks

Squirrel engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump and has a 40 lt steel fuel tank




 Motor cover removed picture above

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.





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.

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

Safe In & 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 Australian Standards & OHS safety compliant.
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. 


For Brochure on this Squirrel and other Squirrel Models and Squirrel Trailer - Click on the picture to download the PDF file.

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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