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Praised for it’s agile, rapid and smooth level of operation Haulotte’s Optimum 8 Electric Scissor Lift, from United Forklift and Access Solutions, has built a reputation for being an economical scissor lift, bringing enhanced performance inside and outside, with the Optimum 8 operators can expect outstanding manoeuvrability and capacity.


Hitting the marketing in 2016, the new Optimum 8 model is regarded to be a market leader in performance – built with a forward speed of up to 5 km/h, 230 kg lift capacity, 1.5m turning radius and integrated safety features.

One of the Scissor lifts best features is the extremely narrow turning radius, giving operators the ability to manoeuvre in the most restricted spaces without a hitch. With the Optimum 8, operators can speed up work time and experience enhanced safety by better avoiding accidents in workshops, production facilities or congested worksites.

The ‘secret’ to the Optimum 8’s enhanced maneuverability is in its asynchronous AC motors, which facilitate smooth, precision movements in difficult-to-access places and provide clean, green, eco-friendly operation. On top of this, for those interested in purchasing the Optimum 8 – nation-wide distributor, United Forklift and Access Solutions, provide service and support across Australia to ensure maximum productivity, minimum service needs and reliable performance.

Haulotte Optimum 8 AC Scissor Lift

With over 10 years of experience in the Access Equipment Industry- according to United’s National Access Product Manager, Mr Andrew MacDonald, the Optimum 8’s outstanding versatility and safety is founded on a host of innovative Haulotte features.

“[The] Optimum 8 is swift and sure-footed to ensure optimal productivity with its market-leading forward speed, working height of 7.7m and drivability at full height up to its platform height of 5.77m…” Says Mr MacDonald.

“Its smooth load elevation and driving – with even, proportional movements, thanks to the AC motors – translate into on-the-job comfort, confidence and safety for operators,” He Continued.


Having that in mind, here’s a few features the Optimum 8 includes:

  • Compact dimensions (0.79m width, 1.9m length) and exceptional turning radius to get through even standard doors without having to lose time by needing to use folding guardrails.
  • Optimal weight and configuration enhancement to allow operation in winds up to 45 km/h while maintaining full load capacity.
  • Automatic protection against potholes, and ability to traverse numerous obstacles means it has no trouble mounting truck ramps while being transported.
  • Intelligent counterweight design in the back of the chassis. This world-first feature from Haulotte enhances safety and productivity, helping to ensure platform access cannot be damaged.
  • Further safety and efficiency from the counterweight integration of protected non-skid steps and storage area for charger plugs and optional electrical plugs.
  • Reliability features, including halving of the number of hydraulic hoses (from 10 to 5) and reduction in the number of hydraulic cylinders from four to three.
  • Maintenance-free AC motors with no carbon brushes to be replaced.
  • Extra protection against weather corrosion for pins, screws, bolts and paint, complemented by waterproof connectors to safeguard electrical circuits against humidity and corrosion.
  • Haulotte ACTIV Screen embedded diagnostic device, which is easy to operate and provides key information including tilt, overload, breakdown, necessary maintenance and battery level. The system enables technicians to programme, repair, calibrate and control the machine without other tools.
  • Swing-out trays for quick and easy maintenance, one for the batteries, and the other for hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Optional features including pipe cradle, AC power to platform, working light, glazier pack and safety flashing light.
  • For more information on Haulotte’s Optimum 8 visit United’s Ad Page Here

    Customer Testimonial: CB Construction Workforce Pty Ltd

    “Our company recently decided to purchase our own scissor lift and trailer, after discussions within our business and accountants, into the amount we were spending each financial year on hire and delivery expenses to get a scissor lift to our various sites. We contacted United to discuss the purchase of a Haulotte Optimum 8 AC scissor lift (our preferred scissor lift) and their finance options available.

    Their finance team was easy to deal with, a very streamlined straightforward process with common sense basic requirements to provide to finance the purchase (I had been in the finance industry for 30 years prior to this role). We have been very pleased with the level of professionalism and constant updates from United in the entire process of our purchase.

    We needed to have the trailer modified with a longer draw bar to accommodate towing within all our vehicle fleet, and this was not an issue for United, as it was with other companies we contacted. Would highly recommend United to any size business for any scissor lift or access solution, based on price, financing and customer service. As with any business you need good partners to find cost-effective solutions to allow your company to run more efficiently.”

    Wendy C.
    CB Construction Workforce Pty Ltd

    About United Forklift and Access Solutions

    United Forklift and Access Solutions is one of Australia’s largest privately owned forklift and access equipment companies, with a company footprint extending across key Australian markets, enabling it to offer a truly national solution that remains responsive to local conditions. United Forklift and Access Solutions has operations in all States, offering comprehensive support of its customers throughout Australia.


    About Haulotte

    Haulotte is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of elevating work platforms with revenue in excess of $1 billion. Haulotte markets a full range of self-propelled access equipment, ranging from 6m to 43m. Haulotte Group is a quality accredited company (ISO 9001) and has developed a reputation for producing quality units. All products not only meet or exceed the requirements of Australian Standards AS1418.10, they also carry the European CE compliance stamp.

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