Versalift launches PHX 180-I

30 September 2015

Versalift's new Skybird T215I extends horizontally in the background at ICUEE.

Versalift's new Skybird T215I extends horizontally in the background at ICUEE.

Versalift's stand was buzzing at ICUEE, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 in Louisville, as a number of new products were unveiled. One, however, was too new to appear at the show, but Greg Dejonghe, application engineer and sales for the company, said the PHX 180-I is a game-changer.

"The Phoenix [PHX] is a 'maximum' machine," Dejonghe said. "We wanted to build a machine to meet all of our goals, but instead, we built a better machine."

Speaking to ALH at ICUEE, Dejonghe said the PHX 180-I will have a maximum working height of 182 feet, 11 inches with a maximum side reach of 78 feet, 10 inches. Maximum platform capacity is 2,000 pounds and maximum material handling is 1,500 pounds. The 8-foot by 3-foot platform can rotate 180 degrees.

Features include: auxiliary DC-driven pump with controls in both operators' stations; emergency shut-off switches in all control locations which automatically stops aerial movement and shuts the engine off; full envelope control with automatic end of travel speed reduction; and a new graphic display in the platform that provides load, extension, LMI and a buzzer to alert operators if they overload.

Time/Versalift also showcased its Skybird T215I, which features a working height of 215 feet.

For more on these products and the company - which is expanding its plant to accomodate increased production - see the October issue of ALH.

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