UHI (United Heavy Industries) is a small-plant specialist which offers its customers a wide range of machinery and nationwide support. While UHI has always offered top-shelf options in mini excavators, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders and mini loaders, the U50, being electric, is something a bit special: it’s an environmental winner as well as being a hard worker.
A mighty, 1000kg wheel loader, the U50 is supplied with a standard 240-volt charger, E-Stop, working lights, quick hitch, indicators and a flashing light. A four-in-one bucket and fork attachment are included in the $15,990 purchase price, as is a one-year, full labour warranty and a three-year parts warranty – except the battery and consumables.
While it may look compact and certainly does run very quietly, the U50 is rated for a full 500kg load and has a bucket capacity of 0.2m³. Lifting height is 2100mm and dumping height 1250mm.
The five battery groups give a rated capacity of a whopping 150Ah, and the 60-volt system will run for up to eight hours on a single charge.
The outfit itself only covers 2900mm in length with the bucket on the ground, the bucket is 900mm wide, and the wheelbase a slim but stable 1387mm.
It’s an ideal package for tight workspaces, and thanks to being electric, is well suited to noise-sensitive areas close to buildings and residences.
Plenty of support
UHI has built a reputation for excellent customer support, not just while a sale is being made, but throughout the life of the equipment. The company also offers finance options tailored to assist customers in getting equipment out on jobsites and working as quickly as possible.
Even with branches in most main centres around the country, UHI is still growing. The branch network and product line up continue to expand, and the company offers both in-store pick-up and nationwide delivery.
* AC battery system with zero-pollution
* Up to eight hours working time
* Small size is ideal for work in limited space
* Flexible in operation
* Quick hitch and electric joystick are standard
* Easy to operate
* Maintenance-free batteries
* CE quality certification
* Multi-options for attachments
* Lifting height: 2100mm
* Rated load: 500kg