Aerial lifts by Versalift offer a lower true cost of ownership to the fleets and contractors that use them in order to maintain and manage overhead infrastructure around North America and the world. A lower true cost of ownership is far more than simply building the safest and most reliable equipment. It begins with smarter design ideas to create a more reliable and durable equipment that lasts longer and requires less maintenance. The reliability of Versalift’s design is borne out in the fact that our aerial lifts have the lowest warranty rate in the industry. Additionally, Versalift has the fewest recalls of any major manufacturer of aerial lifts.
AERIAL LIFTS ENGINEERED TO BE LIGHTER AND STRONGER
Aerial lifts designed and built by Versalift are the safest and most reliable in the industry. Since 1965, Versalift has established a reputation as an innovative industry leader in aerial lifts. Versalift engineers continue to refine and improve the equipment, making it lighter, stronger, safer and more durable.
Aerial lift manufacturing and engineering quality are combined to create the lightweight advantage of Versalift. The use of lightweight materials, which includes an aluminum inner boom and turret constructed with advanced, high tensile strength steel, is how we are able to build the most lightweight aerial lifts available on the market today. In the case of Versalift aerial lifts, absolutely no sacrifice in safety or durability is made in order to continually improve. According to the US Department of Energy, the use of lightweight materials technology decreases a component’s weight by as much as sixty percent. Significantly lighter equipment has several immediate advantages, including greater payload, and it directly contributes to both fuel savings and a reduction in vehicle wear and tear.
AERIAL LIFTS BUILT FOR EASY MAINTENANCE
Aerial lift safety is a leading principle at Versalift. In 2012, Versalift launched TruGuard®, a patented innovation in aerial lift engineering that added an additional layer of protection to linemen in the bucket. In 2017, Versalift introduced TruGuard®, an improved version of the original aerial lift operator isolation system, which eliminates thermal pressure points and increases dielectric protection by 44%.
AERIAL LIFTS BUILT FOR RELIABILITY
Aerial lift reliability is crucially important to Versalift customers. The more time an aerial lifts spends in service, the more profitable it is to own. Versalift equipment reliability offers all kinds of advantages to its customers. First of all, there is no mandatory requirement to tear-down Versalift aerial lifts, which means that they can remain in service and continue doing the work that must be done. Versalift aerial lifts have one bearing that requires lubrication. Additionally, Versalift distributors keep ready to go parts available and on hand.
FULL SERVICE PROVIDER – NATIONWIDE SERVICE, RENTAL FLEET COVERAGE & FINANCING
Versalift is a full service provider of aerial equipment. Beyond the design, manufacture, assembly and upfitting of new equipment for fleet and contractor customers, Versalift offers hundreds of authorized aerial lift service locations, rental fleet coverage and competitive, flexible financing through Versalift Capital.
- Assembly & Upfitting
- Post-sales service
- Operator and maintenance training
- Parts & Maintenance
- Fleet Rental Services
Disposition/ResaleAerial lifts manufactured by Versalift come with a standard manufacturer’s warranty, which can be extended. Training support for both equipment operators and technicians is available through Versalift FIT. The Versalift FIT online aerial lift training program provides the most advanced and interactive aerial lift operator and maintenance training platform in the industry. Our training programs are programmatically aligned with ANSI A92.2 recommendations and OSHA standards.
Aerial lift customer support is available through Versalift’s Customer Support CenterOpen during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 8-5, Friday 7-3:30), and with 24×7 live support, the Versalift customer support team responds to customer requests on an ongoing basis. All parts can be ordered through the Versalift customer support center at (866) 543-8887. It is also possible to make new parts inquiries via email, at the following address: email@example.com.
AERIAL LIFTS ARE USED IN A BROAD SET OF INDUSTRIES
Aerial lifts are essential equipment for several major industries around the world, which rely upon being able to put linemen and other technicians safely into the air. These industries include telecommunications, electric utility, electric power distribution and transmission, signage & lighting, vegetation management, bridge inspection and wind energy. Many of these industries are crucial to the normal operation of businesses and homes, and so are fundamental to daily life.
Aerial lifts, digger derricks and cable placers for telecommunications, electric utility, electric power distribution and transmission, signage & lighting, tree care and more.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS FLEETS
Aerial lifts for data, cable TV and telephone have been a major focus for Versalift for decades. Versalift builds the lightest aerial lifts in the industry, creating a lower true cost of ownership for telecommunications fleets. Versalift is the only manufacturer who can install a 29 ft aerial lift onto a Ford Transit commercial van. The impact is immediate: telecommunications technicians who commonly carry a stock of equipment, material and tools in order to handle service and repair calls, and all of that material can be safely and securely stored within. Due to Versalift’s lightweight advantage, there is plenty of payload to make this safely possible.
Aerial lifts mounted onto TEL, VANTEL and SST lines of equipment for the telecommunications industry provide Versalift customers with a lower true cost of ownership, with low high amounts of downtime, and no mandatory equipment tear-downs. Many valued Versalift customers from the Telecommunications industry buy aerial lifts with the expectation that they will last 15-20 years, though it is quite common to see them on the road 25 years later.
Aerial lifts are supplemented by cable placer units, like light-duty STP, and heavier duty VTP. These Versalift cable placer units create efficiency in the construction and maintenance of new and existing telecommunications cable networks. Versalift offers a full line of aerial lifts and cable placers for valued customers in the telecommunications industry.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY FLEETS
Aerial lifts are as important as they have ever been to the North American electric utility industry, because the industry itself faces several major challenges. Due to the fact that there is stable demand from customers, the industry is fully committed to upgrading the elements of infrastructure that are outdated, and in modernizing the grid. While energy efficient appliances and improved efficiencies are creating downward pressure on the amount of energy in demand, there is a premium being placed on the consistency, quality and sustainable sourcing of electric power. In the United States, organizations including investor-owned utilities (IOUs) and Municipal Utilities are investing more than a billion dollars per month in the grid, at both the power transmission and power distribution levels. Utility companies and Cooperatives are all working to improve their efficiency and to lower their prices. Fleet managers are working to make sure they are purchasing or leasing the aerial lifts that will help their organizations continue to respond to the challenges that face them. Because there are millions of miles of powered cable in the grid, utility industry fleets will need the safest and most insulated aerial lifts to continue doing the work of supporting the flow of American electric power.
AERIAL LIFT SAFETY SYSTEM – TRUGUARD®
Insulated aerial lifts from Versalift come standard with our patented TruGuard® Safety System designed to create a safety barrier for upper control isolation. The TruGuard® Safety System provides an added layer of protection to linemen who are working at the platform and on the ground. TruGuard® uses patented technology to feed hydraulic fluid through an insulation gap, effectively isolating and giving linemen secure, protected, and dielectrically isolated upper controls, including all hydraulic controls and tool ports in the bucket itself.
TruGuard™ aerial lift safety system by Versalift is unique because it ensures the upper control panel, and everything in and on it, are isolated from the rest of the aerial lift. Constantly innovating, the newest version of the TruGuard™ system includes a a 40% increase in the the insulation gap making Versalift insulated aerial lifts the safest in the industry.
“Invisible to the operator, TruGuard™ acts like an airbag or seatbelt – there in case of an incident. It does not alter the operational performance of the aerial lift in any way, and does not require additional training.” – James Christian, VP Engineering, Versalift
AERIAL LIFTS FOR THE ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION INDUSTRY
Aerial lifts make high access to electric power transmission lines possible. With significant pressure on state and regional electrical transmission companies to improve efficiencies and lower costs for their customers, fleet managers and other key decision makers must make sure that they are using those insulated aerial lifts that will help their organizations continue to do just that.
Aerial lifts by Versalift are the safest and most reliable in the electric transmission industry. Our customers have the option of choosing from a variety of insulated aerial lifts, from articulated telescopic VSTs with material handling capabilities to the insulated Skybird 215, with a working height of 217’. At Versalift, our insulated aerial lifts are complemented by a line of powerful and innovative TMD Digger Derricks, which are able to increase productivity with full pressure hydraulic upper controls.
Versalift insulated aerial lifts create a lower true cost of ownership for electric power transmission organizations by providing the safe and reliable tools that they need to safely maximize the capability and efficiency of their fleets. For our customers, this means less downtime, faster fleet response and greater profitability.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION
Aerial lifts designed and built by Versalift provide the highest level of operator safety to Investor Owned Utilities, Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives. These fleet organizations that support the electric power distribution industry require several kinds of equipment. This list includes, but isn’t limited to: insulated aerial lifts, in a variety of configurations, operating heights and material handling options, digger derricks and cable placer units. It is true that every electric utility distribution fleet in North America needs the best tools it can get to meet the challenges that the industry is facing. Versalift insulated aerial lifts are engineered to serve the specific set of functions that are generally required in the construction, maintenance and management of the electric distribution grid.
Aerial lifts outfitted with insulation systems are purchased by Investor-Owned Utilities, Rural Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Utilities, which focus first on ensuring the safety of their people. Because electricity is dangerous, it is crucial that fleet managers choose the safest aerial lifts available to them.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR SIGNAGE, LIGHTING AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS.
Aerial lifts are important to those municipal and fleet organizations that maintain lighting, signage and traffic signals. These organizations range from private to municipal, and the kinds of responsibilities and job requirements that they have change dramatically from day to day. Because lighting, signage and traffic signals are almost exclusively overhead, the aerial lifts that maintain them can be found in every kind of community across the United States. Aerial lifts are perhaps the most important tools for making sure that the men and women who maintain roadway lighting, traffic signals and signage can do their jobs safely and efficiently.
In the late 1980’s, Versalift invented the articulated telescopic aerial lift, which has become the single most important tool for elevating technicians to perform signal maintenance. Versalift has continued to innovate and to deliver the safest, most reliable and highest quality aerial lifts to Public Works Departments, Highway & Bridge Maintenance departments, State DOTs and other valued customers responsible for lighting, signage, traffic signals and the maintenance of other diverse forms of visual communication.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE
Aerial lifts for wind turbine maintenance represent a rapidly expanding market for high-reach aerial work platform manufacturers. Versalift is proud to continue to support wind energy maintenance fleets around the world. At heights often exceeding 200 feet, it is essential that operators and fleet managers are confident in their equipment, and this is even more true when it isn’t clear what tasks will arise, and at what heights technicians will need to be working. These highest-reach aerial lifts are increasingly becoming some of the most important tools that are currently manufactured for inspecting, repairing and maintaining wind turbines and their blades. This is why Versalift’s high-quality set of high-reach aerial lift offerings should be an important piece of a wind turbine maintenance strategy.
Aerial lifts that are equipped for wind turbine maintenance require support to stay in service, and Versalift is committed to supporting its customers who maintain wind energy maintenance aerial lifts around the world. At heights ranging up to 72 meters, it is essential that every one of our customers is confident in the equipment they are using. With a nationwide distribution network, which stocks parts and maintains full-service repair and maintenance shops, Versalift is dedicated to support our customers in the wind energy industry in keeping their high-reach aerial lifts in service.
AERIAL LIFTS FOR FORESTRY AND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
Aerial lifts that support forestry, vegetation management and tree care efforts are a necessary piece of equipment for hundreds of individuals and corporate entities that focus specifically on tree care, and require aerial lifts to accomplish their work. Further, there are telecommunications and electric utility fleets that require vegetation management equipment to maintain clear lines. Versalift recently launched a new division – Versalift Forestry that is a specialized up-fitter of forestry aerial lifts, chippers, and associated equipment. Versalift Forestry has on hand stock of ready-to-go units. Bucket trucks to support the vegetation management and Forestry needs of these organizations. Because Versalift Overcenter aerial lifts are ordered and purchased most commonly to handle trees and other vegetation, they are built and then configured to accommodate a wide variety of situations. Whether it’s a single aerial lift for a family business or an order to update a fleet of units, the buying experience, on time delivery, support, training and maintenance provided by Versalift is meant to exceed customer expectations.