A leading fencing and installation specialist has switched to electric with the purchase of a brand new JCB electric Teletruk.

Tate Fencing, which has branches in East Sussex and Kent, has bought a new JCB 35-22E electric Teletruk for transporting timber at its warehouse and workshop facility in Flimwell, East Sussex.  

The electric Teletruk handles incoming loads of timber and feeds them to the workshops and on-site processing plant – clocking up 20-25 hours every week. Its forwards reach capability enables easy loading and unloading in the warehouse where space restrictions would be an issue for conventional machines. The ability of the electric machine to operate indoors and outside is perfect for the diverse Tate Fencing operations.

Tate Fencing’s Transport Manager, Mark Ashdown said: “We’ve been really impressed by the electric Teletruk. We really like the ease of the fork operation which is even smoother than previous models. It never disappoints with its great loading capabilities and low emissions. It’s been a pleasure to work with this versatile and quiet machine which helps reduce our carbon footprint.” 

The JCB 35-22E electric Teletruk is one of a new generation of innovative products from the JCB E-TECH range of equipment which delivers zero emissions at point of use without compromising performance. The forward reach electric forklift features a unique telescopic boom and is capable of a full 8-hour shift on a single charge. 

Tate Fencing is the largest stockist and supplier of tanalised fencing supplies and products in the West Kent and East Sussex area with branches in Flimwell, Tunbridge Wells and Hadlow. Its Tate & Tonbridge Fencing division installs commercial and domestic fencing, while Tate & Tonbridge Automation installs and automates gates for residential and commercial properties.