Bucket Trucks – Aerial Lifts for the Transmission Industry

Bucket Trucks by Versalift in the Power Transmission Industry

Bucket trucks, Aerial Lifts and Digger Derricks play a critical role in the Electric Power Transmission Industry. Because the majority of electrical power is moved from power plants to substations through overhead means, bucket trucks provide linemen safe access to the networks of transmission lines they must manage and maintain. Since its founding in 1965, Versalift has been an innovator in the development of aerial lifts, and has partnered with many of the world’s largest electric power transmission organizations. With increasing demand for uninterrupted, inexpensive energy, the companies that are responsible for building, repairing, maintaining and managing power transmission networks need the tools to meet that demand. Versalift aerial lifts, with a reputation for safety, reliability and overall quality, are those tools.

The global electric power transmission industry faces several challenges. New, renewable sources of electric power, growing demand from end users, and significant investment in upgrading existing aging power transmission infrastructure are some major hurdles. One North American Electrical Power Industry Association has reported that new investment in American electrical transmission infrastructure will exceed $50 billion by 2025. That accounts for investments of more than $6 billion per year, over the next eight years. With pressure on electrical transmission companies to improve efficiency and lower costs, fleet managers need to make sure they purchase or lease the aerial lifts that will help their organizations continue to safely do just that.

Steadily growing demand for more consistent, less expensive energy is driving change in the electrical power transmission industry.

The Versalift Fleet of Aerial Lifts for Electrical Power Transmission

Bucket trucks by Versalift include high platform working truck transmission aerials, insulated aerial lifts with material handling options and digger derricks to electrical power transmission maintenance fleets around the world. Versalift bucket trucks for the electrical power transmission industry come in a variety of working heights and are engineered to serve the specific set of functions required in the construction, maintenance and management of the electric power transmission grid.

Investor owned utilities, publicly owned utilities and other organizations must ensure the safety of their people. Because electricity is dangerous, it is crucial that decision makers choose the safest equipment available to them. At Versalift, safety is our highest priority.

At Versalift, every insulated aerial lift is designed to exceed the dielectric requirements of ANSI and OSHA

Bucket Trucks by Versalift are designed to work as part of your team

Aerial lifts by Versalift are delivered with the configuration, warranty and parts support that our customers require. We are committed to keeping our customers’ fleets in service and functioning with as little downtime as possible.

At Versalift, we work directly with decision makers to design custom solutions that provide the required tools, controls and configurations.

Choose from a variety of Versalift insulated aerial lifts and digger derricks, each of which is built specifically for the Electrical Power Transmission Industry. Customizations support fleet managers to be fully confident in their equipment and the safety of their employees. Your Versalift bucket truck has the configuration, warranty and parts support that reflect our commitment to keeping our Electrical Power Transmission Customers’ fleets on the road, and functioning with as little downtime as absolutely necessary.

Choose from a huge variety of Versalift aerial lifts, from articulated telescopic VSTs with material handling capabilities to the insulated Skybird 215, with a working height of 217’. Our aerial lifts are complemented by the powerful, innovative TMD Digger Derrick series, which increases productivity with full pressure hydraulic upper controls. Our aerial lifts provide electric power transmission decision makers with the tools they need to safely maximize the capability and efficiency of their fleets. This means less downtime, faster fleet response and greater profitability.

Versalift Service

With a family of distribution, parts and service centers, Versalift is dedicated to supporting its customers in the power transmission industry by keeping their bucket trucks in service. Versalift has earned its strong reputation among its customers for service quality by providing strong diagnostic and troubleshooting support.

When we get a service support call from a fleet manager, shop supervisor or mechanic, our goal is to get them back in service as quickly as possible. We have grown to become the leader in safety, stability and quality for aerial devices in North America, South America, and Europe because we take the time to put our customers first.

Unique Versalift Features

The culture of innovation and quality at Versalift powers our passion to be the best.

  • Non-Lube Lift Bearings – Non-lube bearings require little to no maintenance and are designed to last the life of the aerial device.
  • No Mandatory Tear-down Inspection or Component Replacement – Versalift aerial lifts are engineered to the highest standard of quality so that they last safely and reliably.
  • Torque Striping – An extra step that we take to ensure the quality of our work. All critical bolts are torque seal marked, allowing the lift operator to perform daily inspections more efficiently, and to receive visual indication when a bolt is loose.
  • Dual Pin Retention – Every critical pin on the aerial lift has a redundant pin-set, which is then torque striped. Safety is our priority, and our redundant systems prove that.

About Versalift

As the industry quality leader in bucket trucks, Versalift also manufacturers aerial devices, digger derricks, cable placers and other specialty equipment for power generation, transmission and distribution, investor-owned utility, telecommunication, light & sign, and tree care industries. Working with co-ops, municipalities, government agencies and corporations through its global network of facilities and family of distributors, the company manufactures, sells and services bucket trucks in North America, South America, and Europe and employs nearly 700 associates worldwide. For further information about aerial lifts, cable placers, digger derricks and a wide range of bucket trucks, please contact us at sales@versalift.com.

  • Working Height
    103.5 ft (31.39 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    98.5 ft (29.87 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    50.58 ft (15.24 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    2200 lbs (997.9 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    129 ft (39.32 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    124 ft (37.8 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    50 ft (15.24 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    2200 lbs (997.9 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    153 ft (46.63 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    148 ft (45.11 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    68 ft (20.73 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    2200 lbs (997.9 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    151 ft (46.02 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    146 ft (44.5 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    74.5 ft (22.56 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    2200 lbs (997.9 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    171 ft (52.12 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    165 ft (50.29 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    81 ft (24.69 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    1000 lbs (453.59 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    178.75 ft (54.25 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    173.75 ft (52.73 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    67.83 ft (20.42 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    1500 lbs (680.39 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    183 ft (55.78 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    178 ft (54.25 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    79 ft (24.08 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    2000 lbs (907.18 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    217 ft (66.14 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    211 ft (64.31 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    102 ft (31.09 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    1323 lbs (600.1 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    120º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Maximum Capacity
    25700 lbs (11657.26 kg)
    Capacity at 10ft Radius
    12000 lbs (5443.08 kg)
    Horizontal Reach
    16.75 ft (4.88 m)
    Sheave Reach
    27.42 ft (8.23 m)
    Load Radius
    6.5 ft (1.83 m)
    Digging Radius
    22.33 ft (6.71 m)
  • Maximum Capacity
    28900 lbs (13108.75 kg)
    Capacity at 10ft Radius
    12700 lbs (5760.59 kg)
    Horizontal Reach
    32.83 ft (9.75 m)
    Sheave Reach
    43.17 ft (13.11 m)
    Load Radius
    6.33 ft (1.83 m)
    Digging Radius
    22.33 ft (6.71 m)