Sideview of the Skybird 215I showing the insulated, telescopic upper boom.

Sideview of the Skybird 215I showing the insulated, telescopic upper boom.

Time Manufacturing has launched the Skybird 215I insulated truck mount at the ICUEE show in Louisville, as well as a cable stringer and updates to its VST series.

The Skybird project is a joint venture between Time and Ruthmann, utilising the strengths of both companies to create a 66 m working height insulated aerial lift that complies with ANSI A92.2 cat. A, 500 kV.

The Skybird 215I has a five-stage telescopic lower boom with a side mounted, insulated telescopic upper boom. Besides the telescopic upper boom, other unique features of the insulated unit include variable maximum outreach relative to platform load and a combined platform and material handler capacity of 600 kg.

The Skybird 215I boasts a 32 m maximum outreach with a 100 kg load, along with fibre optics controls with two joysticks and a clear text display for error diagnostics and sensor outputs.

Another new addition to the Versalift product line is the new cable placer VTP-40. Built solely for cable stringing, the model has 12 m working height, 9 m outreach and 158 kg platform capacity. The platform is auto-levelling.

The Versalift VST series is being upgraded and innovations in design have improved the platform capacity significantly on the existing VST-5000, 5500 and 6000 units. New additions to the series are the next generation models VST-6300, 6600 and 7100 providing up to 23.6 m of working height.

They are being unveiled at the L 116 Time Versalift stand in the large outside area L at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The show runs September 29 - October 1.

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