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Van Mounted Aerial Lifts
A Lightweight Champion

Versalift is the only bucket truck manufacturer able to mount an aerial lift on a Ford Transit van within manufacturers weight specifications.

Van mounted Aerial Lifts for Telecommunication, Cable TV, & Sign Light & Traffic Industry

The Versalift Telescoping Van series has the flexibility to be used as a service truck for a variety of industries. The broad set of available options that can be applied to Versalift Telescoping Bucket Trucks ensure that our customers receive the exact tool that their organization and people need to get the job done right the first time.

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

Working Height
33' 8" - 35' 7"
Height to Bottom of Platform
28' 8" - 30' 7"
Horizontal Reach
20' 8" - 23' 5"
Stowed Travel Height
Platform Capacity
300 - 350 lbs - 350 lbs
Insulated or Non-insulated
Material Handling

Versalift - Maneuverability, Capacity and Flexibility

Van mounted units offer the most attractive features and benefits for regular use and maintenance applications in the telecommunications and cable television business. Versalift delivers the safest and most reliable aerial lifts available on the market today. The company, which is known for its innovation, advanced materials and manufacturing processes, is first to market with a lightweight Van-mounted Aerial Lift on a low cost, highly effective Ford Transit Chassis. These units, which are commonly known as Vantels, provide an advantage in that they do not require operators to carry a DOT medical certification card to drive them.

Lighter vehicles provide value to fleet managers in that they reduce the restriction/ requirements needed for operation, as well as provide safe and approved upfits that meet the Chassis Manufacturing recommendations.

Light in Weight & Long in Reach

Versalift Van units deliver a unique combination of light weight and large working envelope. Using an aluminum inner boom and advanced lightweight steel on the turret, Versalift Vantel units are light enough to be mounted on a van, and strong enough to offer a 34 foot working height. These are perhaps two of the most important attributes of Versalift Vantel units, but they are by no means the only two advantages.

Versalift Vantel is Unique. Versalift van-mounted aerial lifts units are advantageous because they are only lifts in the industry that are light enough to be mounted onto Ford Transit vans. This attribute creates several advantages for telecommunications fleets.

  • Versalift van-mounted aerial lift units, loaded with equipment, tools and two operators, easily stay under important weight thresholds, and this takes a lot of regulatory pressure off of a telecommunications service fleet.

  • Ford Transit vans are familiar equipment to most technicians, meaning that they are likely to be very comfortable with the size and maneuverability of a Versalift Vantel unit.

  • With so much telecommunications work being done in urban and suburban areas, maneuverable van-mounted lifts, and specifically Versalift Vantel units, are able to access narrow streets and alleys, and not block the flow of traffic or pedestrians.

  • Large interior storage space keeps cable TV equipment, tools and materials safe and dry.

Van Mounted Aerial Lifts – Lightweight service vehicles that protect your tools and equipment from theft and damage, all with no Medical Card requirement

From a Cable TV fleet perspective, vehicle weight is extremely important, and it is a key differentiator for Versalift. One significant concern that telecommunications fleets experience is whether their overweight service vehicles are creating significant insurance liability. When a vehicle’s GVWR is exceeded, it creates significant additional wear and tear on the brakes, suspension and transmission of the vehicle itself.  In the case of an accident or other unfortunate incident, the liability for a vehicle being over its recommended GVWR lies directly on the company that owns the vehicle. This entire situation can be avoided simply by choosing Versalift Vantel, the lightweight champion van-mounted aerial lift.

Industries Served

The Versalift VANTEL series of telescoping bucket trucks is used in the telecommunications, electric utility, sign & light and power distribution industries


Built on the industry leading Ford Transit Van Chassis, Versalift Vantel units provide the best in maneuverability, lightweight functionality, and efficiency. Since 1965, Versalift has continued to innovate in order to build the safest and most durable bucket truck available in the industry.

Our sales team will help you find the upfit solutions, and we will work to design and build the features you need to support your priorities and deliver the tools that will help you accomplish your goals.

We never stop looking for innovations to improve the reliability, safety and ease of use of our aerial lifts.


A lot has changed since we built our first aerial lift in 1965. But one thing that has not changed is our commitment to reliability.  Our lifts are designed to last but most importantly get to work the moment they are delivered.


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

  • TruGuard ™ - 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™ now comes standard on every insulated Versalift bucket truck.
  • Non-Lub Lift Bearings - Non-lub 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 - Versalift bucket trucks are engineered to the highest standard of quality so that they last safely and reliably.
  • 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.

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

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