First construction and engineering firm in Ireland invests in JCB 525-60E electric telehandler

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Sisk new JCB Electric Telehandler. 
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John Sisk & Son becomes the first construction and engineering firm in Ireland to invest in the JCB 525-60E electric telehandler

The JCB 525-60E electric telehandler is a 100% electric, zero emissions piece of plant machinery.

It offers near-silent operations on site combined with health benefits of zero emissions and significantly reducing energy costs. It also has considerably lower operating costs.

The JCB 525-60E electric telehandler model has two electric motors – one for driveline, the other for lifting operations – and is powered by a 96-volt lithium-ion battery. The hydraulic system features ‘smart regeneration’ with power recovered during boom lowering and retraction fed back into the battery.

Megan Duffy, Engineer and Ian O’Connor, Energy Manager (Both Sisk) at a construction site in Dublin Docklands at the arrival of Ireland’s first JCB electric telehandler.
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JCB states its 525-60E electric telehandler, which is charged by 24kWh battery, powers a full day on a single charge.

Carbon Neutrality by 2030

This investment is a significant step in the Sisk sustainability journey, as they aim to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030.

Ian O’Connor energy manager, John Sisk & Son said: “We are very excited to receive this next generation JCB electric telehandler, the first of its kind in the country.

Ian O’Connor, Jim Worth, (Both Sisk) and Denis Murray, Managing Director, ECI JCB at a construction site in Dublin Docklands at the arrival of Ireland’s first JCB electric telehandler

“By the end of Quarter 1 this year, Sisk will have invested almost €2m in our Plant renewal and expansion programme.

“Each investment includes a weighting to carbon output as part of our investment criteria. With the inception of our 2030 Sustainability Roadmap in 2021, Sisk has a clear vision aligned with United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

“This investment is a major milestone towards achieving our goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 while supporting clients and the wider community in achieving their own goals.” 

First electric Loadall in Ireland

Denis Murray MD ECI JCB comments: “It is fantastic to see Ireland’s leading provider of construction services embrace this pioneering technology as it continues its impressive sustainability journey.

“We are proud to support John Sisk & Son and to see our first electric Loadall in Ireland working on high profile projects in Dublin City Centre.”

The 525-60E enables zero-emissions

Megan Duffy, Engineer Sisk, Paul Mabey, JCB, Ian O’Connor, Energy Manager Sisk, Brendan Brady ECI JCB, Sales Representative and Denis Murray, ECI JCB, Managing Director at a construction site in Dublin Docklands at the arrival of Ireland’s first JCB electric telehandler.
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Paul Mabey JCB electric technology sales manager: “JCB is the world market leader for telescopic handlers and the introduction of the JCB 525-60E Loadall means equipment electrification can now spread further into the general construction and industrial sectors.

“Designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine, the 525-60E enables zero-emissions operation when working inside buildings, in underground construction and maintenance work or in urban areas with stringent emissions regulations and low emissions zones.

“It is proving extremely popular with those organisations striving to be at the forefront of reducing the carbon footprint of the industry.” 


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