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Squirrel 678 SD-D Soft Drive - Deluxe

6.7m platform height - 8.7m reach

This model is ideal for low - tall avocado trees, harvesting and pruning. Standard features include 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 200KG SWL on steep slopes.
SQUIRREL’S unique foot control and smooth hydraulic system increases productivity up to 30% ahead of all other machines.
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.
Wide drive tyres standard 790mm Ø x 380mm wide.
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
Two caster flotation wheels 670 Ø x 200mm wide.
Large self closing cage gate.
Safety throughout.
Side swing cage.
Electric throttle.
Enclosed cage.
Compact length.
True all-terrain.
90 lt fuel tank.
Bin forks. 
Low back.
Quiet Engine

A V-twin cylinder 23hp petrol engine. 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.

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

83 lt fuel tank

The SQUIRREL engine is fitted with a mechanical fuel pump, fuel filter and has a 83 litre steel fuel tank to allow for up to 5 days use.

Large storage area

There is a large storage area in front of the engine bay 1.2m x 0.48.m  for storage box for wet weather gear, safety harness etc.

Bin Forks  Standard

 A set of solid prong bin forks are operated from the cage enabling the operator to move bins up to 600kg.

Two caster flotation wheels

Two independent caster wheels with an additional horizontal pivot  provides a very smooth ride over uneven terrain or ruts.  As one wheel falls into a rut the other stays at the original level.  Effectively the depth of the rut is halved.  This allows the operator to comfortably work safely and quickly.  Most other makes of EWP’s caster wheel assembly is rigid, so the Squirrel is much more manoeuvrable in mounded or terraced rows.

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.

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


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. Hydraulic motors are "BMSY" high torque at low speed with 250 bar seals, case drain hoses are fitted.

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.

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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.