Aerial lifts for the electrical utility industry

Bucket Trucks by Versalift in the Electrical Utility Industry

Aerial lifts, digger derricks and cable placers play a critical role in the Electric Utility Industry. Electricity powers our communities – our businesses, homes, schools and hospitals. Because we are so reliant upon it, electricity must be delivered consistently to people no matter where they live. Aerial lifts are some of the most important tools for making sure that electrical utilities, and the linemen who work for them, can do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Versalift has been an innovator in the development of insulated aerial lifts for more than 50 years, and has partnered with many of the world’s largest and most effective utility companies ever since. With increasing demand for uninterrupted, inexpensive energy, companies that build, repair, maintain and manage electrical utility infrastructure need the tools to meet that demand. Versalift aerial lifts, with a reputation for safety, reliability and overall quality, are those tools.

The American electric power industry faces several challenges. Beyond growing demand from customers, the industry is investing heavily in upgrading existing aging infrastructure and in modernizing the grid. Investor-owned utilities are investing tens of billions of dollars per year in both power transmission and power distribution levels. Utility companies and co-ops are improving efficiency and lowering costs, and fleet managers need to make sure they purchase or lease the aerial lifts that will help their organizations continue to do just that. Because there are millions of miles of powered cable in the grid, utility industry players will need to continue this work for decades.

The Versalift Fleet of Aerial Lifts, Digger Derricks and Cable Placers for the Utility Industry.

Versalift aerial lifts come in working heights from 29’ to 217’ and are engineered to serve a wide variety of functions in the construction, maintenance and management of the grid.

People are every organization’s most important asset. Because electricity is dangerous, it is crucial that fleet managers choose the safest equipment available to them. At Versalift, safety is our highest priority. We have invented several safety innovations, including ElectroGuard and TruGuard. ElectroGuard is available on every insulated telescopic and articulated telescopic aerial lift up to 60 feet, and includes a 42” insulation gap. This gap, which prevents electrical current from arcing from the boom to the pedestal, is more than double the insulation gap length of our competitors.

Many of our bucket trucks can be customized with TruGuard™, our patented upper control isolation system. The optional TruGuard™ Safety System was recently improved, and it provides an added layer of protection to linemen who are working at the platform. Truguard’’s™ patented technology allows hydraulic hoses to feed fluid through an insulation gap, effectively isolating the platform and giving linemen access to all controls and tool ports in the bucket itself while remaining dielectrically secure.

At Versalift, every bucket truck is designed to exceed the dielectric requirements of ANSI and OSHA

Versalift aerial lifts are designed to work as part of your team

Each Versalift aerial lift is 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 fleet managers to design custom solutions that provide the required tools, controls and configurations.

Choose from a variety of Versalift aerial lifts, from van-mounted, 29’ lifts to Transmission aerials, each of which is built specifically for the Utility Industry. Customizations will support fleet managers to feel fully confident in their equipment and in the safety of their employees.

Versalift Service

With a family of distribution, parts and service centers, Versalift is dedicated to supporting its customers in the utility 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 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 leader for bucket trucks for 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.

    • ElectroGuard – Provides a 42” dielectric gap in the Versalift boom, which is more than double the gap of our competitors.
    • TruGuard – Versalift’s proprietary upper control isolating system provides another level of protection to linemen working in an aerial lift from phase-to-phase and phase-to-ground electrical contact. TruGuard comes standard on many insulated Versalift bucket trucks.
    • 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 be more efficient, and to receive visual indication when a bolt is loose.
    • Dual Pin Retention – Every critical pin on the bucket truck and lift assembly has a redundant pin-set, which is then torque striped. Safety is our priority, and our redundant systems prove that.
    • Non-Lube Lift Bearings – Non-lube bearings require little to no maintenance and are designed to last the life of the truck.
    • No Mandatory Tear-down Inspection – Versalift bucket trucks are engineered to the highest standard of quality so that they last safely and reliably.

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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
  • Working Height
    42 ft (12.8 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    37 ft (11.28 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    27.75 ft (8.23 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    10.33 ft (3.05 m)
    Platform Capacity
    450 lbs (204.12 kg)
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    No
  • Working Height
    45 ft (13.72 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    40 ft (12.19 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    27.75 ft (8.23 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    10.33 ft (3.05 m)
    Platform Capacity
    450 lbs (204.12 kg)
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    No