RUTHMANN

World-Class Wind Turbine Maintenance Aerial Lifts

Versalift Ruthmann aeriel lifts have industry-leading stability, height and reach, and are the most durable and highest reach elevated work platforms in the industry.

Wind Generation Turbine, Bridge Maintenance

Versalift’s Ruthmann Series of elevated work platforms are designed for extreme situations.  Wind turbine maintenance requires extreme stabilty and extensive side reach to quickly and efficiently service wind turbine blades that have been exposed to elements such as llightning strikes.

 

Industry-leading stability, side reach and safety features.

RUTHMANN HIGHLIGHTS

Working Height
175 ft (53.34 m) - 235 ft (71.63 m) - 245 ft
Height to Bottom of Platform
169 ft (51.51 m) - 229 ft (69.8 m)
Horizontal Reach
118 ft (36 m) - 125 ft (38.1 m)
Stowed Travel Height
13.5 ft (3.96 m)
Platform Capacity
1,323 lbs
Platform Rotation
180º
Insulated or Non-insulated
Insulated
Material Handling
Yes

DEMAND VERSALIFT

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

Versalift bucket trucks come in working heights that go all the way to 219’, and they can be customized in thousands of ways. One feature that comes standard on every Versalift bucket truck is ElectroGuard, which includes a 42” insulation gap that prevents electrical current from arcing from the boom to the pedestal. This is more than double the insulation gap length of our competitors, and it provides an example of how lineman safety is the most important component of our work.  All Versalift Trucks come with ElectroGuard to protect those men on the ground from being burned or electrocuted. All of our Transmission bucket trucks also come with TruGuard, our patented upper control isolation system.  TruGuard™ Safety System was initially launched in 2015, and then rebuilt and refined in 2016, ensuring that your transmission bucket truck is doing everything possible to make sure your linemen and technicians get home safely. Truguard™ patented technology allows hydraulic hoses to feed fluid through an insulation gap, giving you access to all controls and tool ports in the bucket itself while remaining dielectrically secure.  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 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 Service

Versalift customer service is a point of pride within our family of distributors, and we all take ownership in providing it to you. 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) represents real innovation in our Service program because it allows each of our customers to manage, support and maintain their aerial lifts from a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.  When inside the VGPP, you can access your aerial lift manual, order parts, schedule a maintenance call, or speak directly with a Versalift service representative.

Industries Served

AERIAL LIFTS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADE MAINTENANCE

VERSALIFT CUSTOM DESIGN

Our Aerial lifts are built by hand. Since 1965, Versalift has been innovating to increase durability, and maintain the safest bucket truck available in the industry.

We offer the most number of standard options. Our sales team will help you find the right solution, and we will work to meet your requirements so that lineman, fleet maintenance professionals, and fleet managers stay happy.

No detail is too small when it comes to ensuring the safety, ease of use, and reliability of our aerial lifts.

WORLD’S FIRST ARTICULATED TELESCOPIC AERIAL DEVICE - 1980

A lot has changed since we built our first aerial lift in 1965. But one thing that has not is our approach. We build every Versalift to last, it is not unusual to see a 30 year old Versalift elevated work platform being used daily!

UNIQUE VERSALIFT FEATURES

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

  • ElectroGuard - Provides a 42” dialectric gap in the Versalift boom, which is more than double the gap of our competitors
  • 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.
  • TruGuard 2.0™ - Versalift’s proprietary upper control isolating system provides another level of protection to linemen working in an aeriel lift from phase-to-phase and phase-to-ground electrical contact. TruGuard 2.0™ comes standard on every insulated Versalift bucket truck.
  • Non-Lube Lift Bearings - Non-lube bearings require little to no maintenance and are designed to last the life of the truck.
  • 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.
  • No Mandatory Tear-Down Inspection - Versalift bucket trucks are engineered to the highest standard of quality so that they last safely and reliably.

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
    Non-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
    Non-insulated
    Material Handling
    Yes