Bucket Truck – Skybird

Safer and more reliable, with industry-leading working height stability

Bucket Truck Superior – Versalift‘s SkyBird Transmission Aerial bucket truck  is designed to be the best in the industry: the highest quality, safest and most reliable companion vehicle to any lineman working in the power transmission industry. Transmission linemen and fleet managers know that if they want the best equipment for the highest reaching aerial lifts with the greatest stability, they should look to Versalift, and specifically to the Skybird aerial lift. The wide range of available customizations to Versalift Skybird Transmission Bucket Trucks ensure that our clients get the best equipment to ensure that their organization and people get the tough and dangerous job done right, every time, and without incident.

Versalift offers a unique set of transmission line bucket trucks. Because these trucks reach so high, they are built for incredible stability, with redundant safety features and a full set of insulated pilot controls. In the case of Skybird, they have a maximum working height of 217’, and an equally broad range of horizontal reach. For example, the Skybird 215-I Transmission bucket truck has an incredible 102” horizontal reach.

As is the case with every Versalift transmission bucket truck in our fleet, there are numerous customizations and variations in the product line to account for our clients’ preferences, whether they are from different industries, companies, climates, countries or geographies. Because each Versalift transmission bucket truck is crafted with very close attention to detail, you can expect the same levels of safety, quality and reliability in your customizations as you have come to expect of us.

Vertically inclined to get the job done

With 50 years of ideas to draw on, Versalift is excited to announce the release of the Skybird 215-I at the 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. Born out of collaborative engineering, or as we like to call it, “an assembly of our best ideas,” the Skybird’s design brings you height, accessibility, security, and power. In short, we’ve made it for real work in the real world.

Skybird capabilities

The Skybird has an impressive and powerful design that will match your highest needs. Providing you power right from the beginning, our Skybird is mounted on a Freightliner 114SD Twinsteer that allows for compact travel between jobs.

An insulated bucket height combined with an extending upper boom means the Skybird is equipped to lift you an impressive 215 feet high. For more out-of-reach tasks, the Skybird has a side reach of over 90 feet. And Versalift knows that many jobs require more than just your bare hands, which is why we designed the Skybird with a platform capacity of 1323 pounds.

No matter what task lies ahead of, or above, you, the Skybird will ensure you reach it with ease and safety. Contact one of our Versalift distributors today for more information, or visit us at ICUEE to experience its impressive capabilities firsthand.


Working Height                 214′-11”
Max Side Reach               92’
Max Platform Capacity     1323 lbs
Max Jib Capacity              661 lbs
Max Total Capacity           1323 lbs


 Like all of Versalift Transmission Bucket Trucks, the Skybird is commonly used in the power transmission and wind energy industries:

At Versalift, our commitment to you is to deliver the highest quality, safest and most reliable transmission bucket trucks available on the market today.

Versalift is a leading manufacturer of bucket trucks, 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 dealers, the company manufactures, sells and services bucket trucks in North America, South America, and Europe and employs nearly 700 associates worldwide.

  • 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
    Insulated or Non-insulated
    Material Handling