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Squirrel 638 CS SD-D Crab Steer Bogie Soft Drive - Deluxe

6.3m platform height - 8.3m reach

This model is ideal for installation & repairs of shade, wind and bird netting structures. Standard features include drive wheels are hydraulically steered by up to 40º each way, 80º in total, side swing cage, hydraulic electric three speed, large drive wheels with planetary drive hubs with fail-safe brakes, allowing the operator to work at maximum capacity of 180KG SWL on slopes.

  • Genuine foot controls SD (Soft Drive)
  • Fully enclosed spacious engine compartment
  • Powerful three hydraulic pump system
  • Self lubricating replaceable bushes
  • Planetary 8:1 wheel drive hubs
  • Bogie Wide drive tyres standard 790mm Ø x 380mm wide
  • 180KG SWL with 10º-12º side ways angle & 12º forwards angle at full height
  • Best back up and spare parts
  • Electric hydraulic three speed
  • Steering drive Wheels 40º each way, total 80º
  • Towing & free wheeling standard
  • Two caster flotation wheels 620 Ø x 300mm wide on cross rocker axil
  • Large self closing cage gate
  • Safety throughout
  • Side swing cage
  • Electric throttle
  • Enclosed cage with 4 tool trays
  • Compact length
  • True all-terrain
  • 90 lt fuel tank


Steering Drive Wheels

These drive wheels are hydraulically steered by up to 40º each way, 80º in total. This allows driving straight down rows, the cage over-hanging one side, perfect for working on a wall or wind breaks

Side Swing Cage

This cage swing allows the operator to reach a greater area instantly without moving the base of the machine.

Low back and Compact length

The Squirrel 558 CS has a low back and low profile bonnets. Cage,  Cage trays, bonnets and frame back have large rounded corners so netting dose not get catch. The 638 CS is short in design (about .5m shorter than other machines the same height in the market)


Large storage area

There is a large storage area in front of the engine bay 1.2m - 0.8m wide x 0.8m long for storage box for wet weather gear, safety harness etc.

Fully Enclosed Engine Compartment

A V-twin cylinder 23hp EFI or 31hp petrol engine or  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. The engine base is supported on springs to eliminate vibration making it very comfortable standing in the cage.

Powerful Three Hydraulic Pump System

Hydraulics have the capacity to handle steep and adverse conditions. The system is protected by a very large 20 micron suction filter and smaller 5 micron return filter. Three hydraulic pumps are fitted - 1 pump for boom lift & side swing, 2 pumps for drive wheels. This 3 pump system keeps the pressure low. Three hydraulic oil tanks in the frame and 2 large cooling fan keep the oil cool.

90 lt fuel tank

The SQUIRREL engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump, fuel filter and has a 100 litre steel fuel tank to allow for up to 5 days use.

Hydraulic filters

Both filters are fitted with glycerine pressure gauges to indicate when filters need changing.

Two caster flotation wheels

Two wide independent caster flotation wheels on a pivoting cross axle assists with a  smooth ride over difficult terrain. The cross axle rocks 15º each way. Most other makes of EWP’s  cross axle is only rocked by less than 3º-5º or no pivot at all, so the Squirrel is much more manoeuvrable in mounded or terraced rows.

Wide tyres standard (790mm Ø x 350mm wide)

The 638 CS BSD-D comes standard with bogie drive 15" wheels on walking beam, planetary 8:1 gearbox with hydraulic motor for each wheel, fail-safe brakes. The 15" wheels give the Squirrel superior traction and smooth ride over difficult terrain without bogging.

Drive wheels Ø790mm x 380mm wide 8 ply, Caster wheels Ø620mm x 300mm

With large drive & caster wheel, more grip, less bogging, smother ride = increasing productivity

The larger wider wheels  (right on the right side in each picture)  are standard, make driving over large branches, wheel ruts and soft ground a lot easier and smoother, enabling the operator to continue driving and picking efficiently. On the left side of each picture is what most other makes of EWPs use. 

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.

Safe in and 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 OHS safety compliant providing the safest way to access the cage, no bending and twisting your back as in other EWPs.
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 008 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.