Versalift – over 50 years designing & manufacturing aerial lifts. 

Bucket trucks are incredibly important to the industries that use them. Because so much of the power grid is connected through overhead means, aerial lifts are essential to both the Power Distribution and Power Transmission Industries. Nearly every home and business in the United States is connected to the power grid, and so bucket trucks can be found throughout big cities and small towns, in suburban communities and in business districts.

As important as bucket trucks are to electric utilities, they are equally important to the telecommunications industry. A majority of non-mobile telecom data is transferred via overhead cabling. As a result, aerial lifts play a crucial role in the maintenance and servicing of the telecommunications network.

Municipalities, Public Works and state Departments of Transportation rely heavily upon bucket trucks to service and maintain highway lighting, traffic signals and signage. Additionally, public parks departments and forest services need bucket trucks to care for and maintain trees on public lands.

Versalift has always been an innovator in engineering and manufacturing aerial lifts, and it has continued to deliver the safest, most reliable and highest quality bucket trucks to its customers, in a variety of industries, for more than 50 years.  If you are responsible for a fleet that maintains electrical power distribution or transmission lines, telecommunication lines, lighting, signage and traffic signals, or forests and parks, Versalift’s high-quality, safe and reliable catalog of bucket trucks is essential to your future success.

A Global Company:

Versalift maintains profitable growth across North America, Europe and Latin America. With a family of dedicated service centers in the United States and around the world, we work to ensure that our customers have easy access to the people, knowledge, and service they require to keep their aerial lifts in service.



Versalift is a leading manufacturer of bucket trucks, aerial devices, digger derricks and other utility trucks.  Because of the huge variety of industries served by Versalift, there are hundreds of unique lift configurations. Geography and population density are major factors in determining the best bucket trucks for a fleet. In densely populated areas, like cities, bucket trucks need to be small and maneuverable, but still have the ability to reach as high in the air.

Our popular SST line can be equipped with articulated telescopic aerial lifts, and meet that challenge. VSTs are heavier-duty and are more powerful, and so can reach higher. Built for stability and versatility, VSTs are engineered to work in any environment. The VO line is tough, and, with its overcenter aerial lift, it has the ruggedness, side reach and power to serve the forestry and tree maintenance industry.

Versalift’s Condor, Phoenix, and Skybird series bucket trucks are stable, powerful and able to reach as high as 217 feet. They predominantly serve the Power Transmission Industries. The Transmission Aerial line of Versalift products is the industry standard for those bucket trucks that handle the biggest jobs.

We believe in only the highest standards of quality in manufacturing, and go above and beyond the norm to design, build, and deliver the safest and most reliable aerial lifts available in the industry. By continuously innovating and creating new technologies to improve work effectiveness and enhance safety, Versalift has earned its reputation for quality.  


“Bucket Trucks  by Versalift feature the safest, most reliable and highest quality aerial lifts available around the world.”


TruGuard is Versalift’s best-in-class proprietary upper control isolating system, which provides another level of protection to linemen working in aerial lifts from phase-to-phase and phase-to-ground electrical contact. TruGuard comes standard on many Versalift products, and it is an available customization on many others.
The Versalift Sustainability Initiative offers several ways to add to your bottom line while reducing your environmental impact. Versalift provides a carefully selected set of environmentally friendly and cost-saving options: a grouping of products and enhancements that represent low environmental impact and high efficiency. Speak to your dealer or inquire today.




Bucket trucks are essential to the power grid and its connected circuits. The power grid is a complex network of electrical power lines comprised of transmission and distribution lines. The backbone of the grid is made up of nearly 300,000 miles of transmission power lines. Additionally, there are millions of miles of distribution lines, and they must be maintained.

Power Transmission – Because the majority of American electrical power is moved within the high-voltage transmission network through towers that carry it far overhead, the aerial lifts that are used to service it must be extremely stable and able to reach hundreds of feet into the air.

Power Distribution – Power is transferred through substations to individual communities through lower-voltage distribution lines.  Outages can cost electrical utilities tens of thousands of dollars a minute, and a fleet of high-quality, safe and reliable aerial lifts allows an organization to efficiently manage them.


A telecommunications fleet of Bucket Trucks, Cable Placers and Digger Derricks has a crucial daily role in the installation, maintenance and servicing of the thousands of systems that comprise the American telecom network. This network consists of fixed-wire copper transmission cabling and fiber optic cabling that interconnect data and voice communication.  In order to be consistently profitable, these private and public networks require maintenance fleet vehicles and fast-response trouble trucks to be deployed at moments notice.  Our family of telescopic, telescopic-articulating and overcenter aerial lifts, and our digger derrick and cable placer series ensure that any fleet will be well equipped.

Light Telescopic (LT) – Lightweight aerial lift mounted on a nimble chassis.

Telescopic (TEL) – Workhorse bucket truck for overhead systems maintenance

Side by Side Telescopic (SST) – Heavier workhorse bucket truck for overhead systems maintenance

Side Mounted Telescopic Articulating (VST) – Capable of reaching more than 100 feet in the air, the VST line of bucket trucks provides power, stability and durability to a telecommunications fleet.


Municipalities, public works organizations and State Department of Transportations (DOTs) lean heavily upon bucket trucks to service and maintain street and highway lighting, traffic signals and signage. Often, city transportation departments are required to maintain a diverse set of communication instruments. To address the specific challenges of managing this equipment, Versalift presents a broad line of bucket trucks that includes light telescopic, telescopic, side-by-side telescopic and telescopic articulating lifts.


A New Bucket Truck Industry Emerges

The growing need for taller and more stable bucket trucks has recently accelerated. Several factors contribute to this trend:

Major infrastructure projects, particularly the task of updating and upgrading transmission power lines, which are getting taller to accommodate the expanding need for consistent electricity across the country.

The advent of new electricity generating technologies, such as solar energy and wind energy, has made it possible to move transmission lines further away from communities.

In particular, the wind energy generation industry presents it own set of specific challenges, as bucket trucks are needed to regularly service and repair windmill blades.

As the exclusive United States distributor of Ruthmann, which has earned its reputation as the world’s best manufacturer of high-reach bucket trucks, we are helping our clients to invest in infrastructure growth across the country.


As a part of their normal course of business, utility companies must address a set of challenges associated with vegetation management and tree care. Preventing trees from interfering with power delivery infrastructure is an essential task.  Additionally, public parks departments and forest services rely upon bucket trucks to care for, and maintain, trees on public lands.  Versalift Overcenter (VO) aerial lifts are extremely durable and can reach over 75 feet in height.  VO bucket trucks have optional elevators, which can put technicians more than 100 feet into the air, as well as optional material handling.  The Versalift SST Series of bucket trucks can also provide material handling and more than 450 pounds of platform capacity for when the job requires it.  


Versalift has grown to become the leader in bucket truck safety, reliability and quality in North America, South America, and Europe, and excellence in customer service continues to be an area of distinction and point of pride.

Great service begins with excellence in manufacturing.  Versalift’s American-made aerial lifts go through a rigorous quality assurance process that begins with the delivery of raw materials, and ends only when customers have taken delivery of their new aerial lift after assembly, operation, and safety check.

Every bucket trucks comes with a world class warranty standard with every purchase.  This warranty can be extended to a total of three years.  Many Versalift bucket trucks are still in service after 30 years, and can be refurbished, remounted or repaired at any service location.

The Versalift Global Partner Program (VGPP)

The Versalift Global Partner Program (VGPP) empowers customers to manage everything they need to support and maintain their bucket truck from any web connection, at any time.

  • Order parts
  • Charge purchases to a fleet account via PO or credit card
  • Review operational or maintenance safety procedures
  • Connect instantly to an inside support representative
  • Schedule an on-site service call
  • Order replacement manuals

Whether you manage just one truck or fleet of hundreds, we are your partner.

The Versalift Global Partner Program is a members-only website, created for customers who are responsible for managing or maintaining a fleet of bucket trucks, digger derricks and other utility vehicles. The secure system tracks technical specifications for every aerial lift and associated chassis. Today, access to the Versalift Global Partner Program is included in every purchased or leased lift.