NiftyLift is one of the leading Australian manufacturers and designers of Elevated Work Platforms or EWP since 1991, this firm supplies different companies and industries like power establishments, hire firms, and street lighting contractors, among other business entities. Over the last decade, they’ve innovated their services and changed their focus; now, they’ve set their sights on a vehiclemounted EWP. They’ve rolled out vehicles, particularly utes, standard pickup trucks, and custom vehicles that were reinvented into more usable vehicles.
For their new project (I guess we can call it that way), Nifty-Lift partnered with Iveco so that they can use their ute line which is the Iveco Daily to unveil their latest offering: the Iveco DailyCherry Picker Combo, which is labelled as the tallest cherry picker commercially available in Australia.
The EWP model prototype of NiftyLift was taken from the concept of RUTHMANN STEIGER® TB270, an award winning prototype. This TB270 has a huge working space that has a working height of 27m, a side reach of 14.8m and a basket capacity of 230kg. What they are looking for is an ideal truck chassis that is perfect for the dimensions prerequisites for the road registration standards.
Here’s the complete statement of the General Manager of Nifty-Lift, Kevin Power. “Drawing on the model range of our German partner RUTHMANN, we developed a truckEWP combination in response to a clear gap identified in the Australian market, that being a distinct lack of super tall EWPs available on an Australian car licence, A number of competitor models were reviewed, though none of them had the payload and wheelbase we were looking for. We realised the only option that would work was the Iveco Daily 45C cab chassis. At 4495kg GVM it had the ideal GVM, low tare weight and 34100mm wheelbase – from an engineering perspective the perfect fit for the EWP we’ve added onto its back, driving the Iveco Daily, you honestly wouldn’t be able to tell that it was carrying a massive EWP model. With power steering, it’s so manoeuvrable and easy to drive; almost like getting around in a small car. Then there’s the comfort factor. The driver’s cabin has a very plush interior with ergonomic seats, It’s been greatbeing out on the road not only promoting this innovation but the Iveco Daily as well, and we’re hoping the market will have huge demand for our unique, novel combination, This is the first time an EWP of this size has been available for a vehicle on a car licence to the Australian and New Zealand market, and we’re proud to be able to partner with Iveco to make this engineering concept a reality.”.