Aerial lifts in Arizona

Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Industries in Arizona

Aerial lifts are critically important to the transportation infrastructure, data information systems and electric power grid of Arizona. Additionally, aerial lifts provide an inexpensive and safe way to deliver necessary maintenance services to wind turbines, which is a burgeoning industry in the state. Forestry and land management applications for vehicle-mounted aerial lifts are plenty, and Arizona’s forests require specially outfitted vegetation management equipment that can support its unique landscape. The many state and country highways that cross Arizona are the responsibility of the Arizona Department of Transportation (, which uses vehicle-mounted aerial lifts to maintain and manage bridges, road signage and lighting as well as traffic signals and warning systems.

Distributors for Arizona

Electric Power and Utility Industry in Arizona

Aerial lifts that support electric utility infrastructure in Arizona are in constant use. This is because Arizona is growing very quickly, and new infrastructure is needed to support the booming population. Additional energy is being created through large-scale renewable energy projects across the state, which is known, among other things, for its extraordinarily bright sunshine. Power generation from wind is growing in the state, and has borne out nationally to currently be the least expensive source of renewable energy in the state. 2017 was the first year that Arizona created more energy from solar than it did from hydroelectric renewable sources. Arizona is home to Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the largest nuclear power plant in the United States, which happens to be the largest net generator of electricity, and second largest plant of any kind inside the USA.

State Utility Companies

Aerial lifts support the work of all of the electric utility companies that operate in Arizona. Because of heavy growth, especially in the Phoenix MSA, utility companies are committed to ongoing maintenance of the existing grid. Additionally, new distribution line is under construction across Arizona. Insulated aerial lifts are the appropriate equipment for any electric utility work, as linemen who work in hazardous conditions should be protected with every available precaution. Versalift insulated aerial lifts for electric power distribution are the safest and most reliable bucket trucks available on the market today. Aerial lifts are used by several Arizona utility companies, including:

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Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in Arizona

High speed data connections, telephone land lines and cable TV systems are all supported through telecommunications cable. In Arizona, it is very likely that data cable is strung overhead along power lines. While it is true that many new and planned communities bury their data cable, the majority of Arizona’s data cable is strung overhead. Arizona has a competitive market for telecommunications, where providers are investing in their businesses to attract more customers. Versalift aerial lifts and cable placer vehicles play a role in maintaining and building networks of data cable, across Arizona.

Arizona Telecommunications and CATV companies

Aerial lifts are constantly being driven and used to service telecommunications network across Arizona, where providers such as Cox, Crexendo Inc., Frontier Communications, Matrix, Nextiva, Windstream, TDS Telecom and Comtech21 are competing for a share of the state’s burgeoning growth. AT&T and CenturyLink are former RBOCs operating in Arizona. Aerial lifts that are used by these telephone and telecommunications services are deployed to manage and maintain the thousands of miles of cable, and the millions of connections, that make up the state’s overhead data cable network.

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With a population of approximately six and a half million people, Arizona occupies some of the most picturesque countryside in the United States. Most of Arizona’s population lives in the Phoenix Metro Area, which includes Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and Tempe, all of which are among Arizona’s most populous cities. Approximately one quarter of the state is comprised of Indian reservations that are home the Navajo nation and dozens of other tribes. The state has a massive annual economic output of more than $250 billion. Government, manufacturing and healthcare are the employment sectors in the state, which has its roots in mining and agriculture.

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, and is the sixth largest city, by population, in the United States. With 1.6 million people, Phoenix sits in the heart of Maricopa County, in the Valley of the Sun. Located at the confluence of the Salt River and the Gila River, Phoenix was founded in 1867. The city is the hottest major city in the country, with more than 100 days a year at more than 100 degrees. Phoenix also sees the most bright sunlight of any city in the United States. With a diverse economy, four major sports franchises, a booming arts scene and a vibrant tourism economy, Phoenix is an exciting city for the millions who call it home.

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is the home of the University of Arizona, and the county seat for Pima County. With a population of approximately half a million, the city of Tucson supports an MSA that has a million people in it. Davis Monthan Air Force Base is very much a part of Tucson’s community, and is a significant employer in the area. Known as a hotbed for optics and optoelectronics, Tucson is home to hundreds of companies that support the aerospace and technology industries. Raytheon, Texas Instruments, IBM, Bombardier Aerospace and Honeywell all have significant presences in Tucson. Interestingly, Tucson adopted Dark Sky ordinances in order to preserve the quality darkness that is needed for local astronomical observatories to continue their important work.

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is a city in northern Arizona, and the seat of Coconino County. Located on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, Flagstaff is nestled among the mountains, and very close to Grand Canyon National Park, the crown jewel of the United States National Park System. Initially built upon the railroad, lumber and cattle industries, Flagstaff has a population of 70,000 people, and has become the site of several observatories, including Lowell Observatory, the US Naval Observatory and a USGS Survey Station. Flagstaff is home to several distribution facilities for major corporations and also to Northern Arizona University.

Notes on Aerial Lift Safety from the United States Department of Labor

Arizona Aerial Lift Safety

Arizona Aerial Lift Safety is mandated and strictly enforced through the state, which holds to the federal recommendations put forth by OSHA. Employee safety is a fundamental issue to every employer, and it becomes a more significant concern when employees are working out of truck-mounted aerial lifts in potentially hazardous environments. In Arizona, employers are required to follow the guidelines of aerial lift safety that are published by the Federal Department of Labor. For a copy of these safety guidelines, you can read them at the OSHA office.

Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in Arizona

Aerial lifts that support Arizona forestry and fire management efforts are an important part of managing and maintaining Arizona’s wild spaces. With approximately half of all land in Arizona being publicly owned, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management works to address national private and public conservation priorities, keeping an updated action plan and collaborating with other government entities. More than 19 million acres of Arizona’s land is forested. To review the 2015 Brief Report on Arizona’s Forest Action Plan, click here. Browse bucket trucks for forestry and other tree care applications at 

Aerial lifts used in maintenance of telecommunications and cable television infrastructure in Arizona

Aerial lifts that are used to maintain telecommunications and cable TV infrastructure in Arizona experience many of the same challenges that similar equipment faces anywhere in the United States. Key advantages to owning Versalift aerial lifts include their lightweight construction, which allows telecommunications servicers to keep more inventory, tools and equipment in their vehicles. With a lightweight advantage, Versalift equipment has greater payload capacity and better fuel efficiency than other vehicle-mounted aerial lifts that are built for the same purpose. Arizona has a vast network of overhead telecommunications plant, and due to the fact that the state is growing so quickly, telecommunications networks continue to expand.

Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in Arizona

Bridge inspection equipment in Arizona requires a significant ongoing effort. With approximately 1,000 bridges in the state, and a huge geographic area to cover, it takes significant resources to meet inspection requirements. Currently, the United States Department of Transportation requires that all 50 US State DOTs submit a report on the condition of their bridges. Some states will perform their own inspections, while other states tend to hire contractors and engineering firms to inspect their bridges. Aspen Aerials is the North American market leader for bridge inspection equipment. To learn more about the most innovative bridge inspection equipment, visit Aspen Aerials at