Wind Energy

Bucket Trucks for Wind Turbine Maintenance

Bucket trucks by Versalift create the best value for its aerial lift customers in the wind turbine maintenance industry.

Bucket Trucks and The Wind Energy Industry

The wind energy industry has added significant power generating capacity over the past few years, and is growing every year. The industry itself is increasingly reliant upon truck-mounted aerial lifts to maintain the continuing safe and effective operation of wind turbines with hub heights of 80 meters. Often, blade repair and maintenance will be made to correct weather damage, damage from pollution, bird strikes or lightning strikes. Additionally, annual maintenance, cleaning and inspection must occur on every blade, on every turbine, in North America, and around the world.

In 2016, 8,203 MW of wind capacity were added to the US grid.

Working Height
175 ft (53.34 m) - 235 ft (71.63 m)
Height to Bottom of Platform
169 ft (51.51 m) - 229 ft (69.8 m)
Horizontal Reach
118 ft (35.97 m) - 125 ft (38.1 m)
Stowed Travel Height
13.5 ft (3.96 m)
Platform Capacity
1323 lbs (600.1 kg)
Platform Rotation
180º
Insulated or Non-insulated
Insulated
Material Handling
Yes

DEMAND VERSALIFT

Innovation at the Highest Elevation

With a family of distribution, parts and service centers, Versalift is dedicated to support our customers in the wind energy industry in keeping their aerial lift-equipped trucks on the road. Versalift supports wind energy maintenance fleets all around the world. At heights often exceeding 200 feet, it is essential that you are confident in your equipment, and this is doubly true when you aren’t sure what your tasks will be and at what heights your technicians will need to be working. This is why if you are responsible for maintaining and inspecting wind turbines, Versalift’s high-quality set of offerings is an important piece of your strategy.

Ruthmann Aerial Lifts for Wind Turbine Maintenance

Highly stable in windy conditions (12.5 meters/second), at full working height and load, the Ruthmann aerial lift allows for work to continue efficiently. Ruthmann equipment stows very quickly: following notification of incoming inclement weather conditions, Ruthmann higher-reach wind energy aerial lifts are designed to return to their stowed travelling position in minutes. Also, these aerial lifts are as many as six times more efficient and productive than yesterday’s conventional approaches to wind turbine blade maintenance. The aerial lift capacity of Ruthmann products makes efficient and effective blade repair and maintenance much more likely, even at significant height. These aerial lifts are increasingly becoming some of the most important tools currently manufactured for inspecting and maintaining wind turbines and their blades.

Versalift and Ruthmann: Partners in Excellence

Founded more than 50 years ago, Versalift has continued to deliver the safest, most reliable and highest quality bucket trucks and aerial lifts to its customers. In its close strategic relationship with Ruthmann, Versalift continues to deliver the world’s best aerial lifts around the world.

With a family of distribution, parts and service centers, Versalift is dedicated to supporting our customers in the wind energy industry in keeping their aerial lift-equipped trucks in service. Versalift is committed to supporting wind energy maintenance fleets around the world. At heights of 54 and 72 meters , it is essential that you are confident in your equipment. This is why if you are responsible for maintaining and inspecting wind turbines and blades, Versalift’s offering of Ruthmann aerial lifts is an important piece of your strategy.

Versalift bucket trucks come in working heights that go all the way to 219’, and they can be customized in hundreds of ways. At Versalift, all of our products are designed to exceed the dielectric testing of ANSI and OSHA. We work directly with you to design custom solutions that provide the tools and configurations to which you and your team are accustomed.

Versalift Equipment for Wind Turbine Blade Maintenance

Consider your set of high-reach options, each of which is designed to be incredibly stable, safe and efficient.

Versalift Customer Service

Customer service is a point of pride within our family of distributors, and we all take ownership in providing it. We have grown to become a global leader in safety, reliability and overall quality in aerial lifts because we pay attention to detail and we take the time to put our customers first. We listen to you so that we can understand your concerns, and get you back on your way to the job as efficiently as possible. Our Versalift Global Partner Portal (VGPP) and Versalift FIT online operator training programs allow each of our customers to manage, support and maintain their aerial lifts from a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.  When using the VGPP, customers can access their aerial lift manual, order parts, schedule a maintenance call, or speak directly with a Versalift service representative.

Aerial lifts are increasingly becoming some of the most important tools currently manufactured for inspecting and maintaining wind turbines.

Greater Stability, More Safety, Game-changing Efficiency

Highly stable in windy conditions (12.5 meters/second), at full working height and load, the Ruthmann aerial lift allows for work to continue efficiently. Ruthmann equipment stows very quickly: following notification of incoming inclement weather conditions, Ruthmann higher-reach wind energy aerial lifts are designed to return to their stowed travelling position in minutes. Also, these aerial lifts are as many as six times more efficient and productive than yesterday’s conventional approaches to wind turbine blade maintenance.

UNIQUE RUTHMANN FEATURES

Our relationship with Ruthmann is effective because we share priorities including product safety, reliability and overall quality

  • Industry-leading side reach - Although industry-leading side reach is not applicable to wind turbine and blade maintenance, side reach is essential to construction, plant maintenance and dozens of other commercial applications
  • Working Height : Gross Weight - Interstate travel and transport are made accessible with Ruthmann aerial lifts, with exceptional working height to gross weight ratios
  • Spacious working platform - Ruthmann lifts can accommodate as many as seven technicians in one flight
  • Stability at maximum height - Like Versalift, Ruthmann has earned its reputation for beautifully engineered aerial lifts

About Versalift

As the industry quality leader in bucket trucks, Versalift also manufacturers aerial devices, digger derricks 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 telescopic articulated bucket trucks please contact us at sales@versalift.com.

  • Working Height
    175 ft (53.34 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    169 ft (51.51 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    118 ft (35.97 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    1323 lbs (600.1 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes
  • Working Height
    235 ft (71.63 m)
    Height to Bottom of Platform
    229 ft (69.8 m)
    Horizontal Reach
    125 ft (38.1 m)
    Stowed Travel Height
    13.5 ft (3.96 m)
    Platform Capacity
    1323 lbs (600.1 kg)
    Platform Rotation
    180º
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes