High voltage Versalifts for CEZ
By Euan Youdale28 November 2016
Czech Republic power company CEZ has received five high voltage insulated Versalifts for live line maintenance of the country's power grid. The order marks a major rejuvenation of the company’s fleet of high voltage insulated access platforms.
Identical to a similar order from this time last year, CEZ again opted for the overcentre Versalift VO-355-MHI on a 4x4 MAN TGM 18.340 chassis. The fully hydraulic machine features a 101° articulated lower boom with a fiberglass insert and a side mounted upper boom with 210° of articulation. Rated for 138 kV, the VO-355-MHI has a working height of 19.4 metres with an overcentre outreach of 14.8mand a non-overcentre outreach of 11m.
The dual cage setup has a capacity of 2 x 136 kg, dual 90° cage rotators and a manual material handler with a capacity of 905 kg. The machine has continuous rotation and is fitted with extendable H-frame outriggers.