June 27, 2016 (Waco, Texas) – Time Manufacturing Company announced today that Blade Platforms, North America’s leading company for truck-mounted aerial platform rentals and wind turbine inspection, cleaning, repair and general maintenance services recently acquired the Ruthmann Steiger T235A after successfully showing and presenting the machine at this years’ AWEA Conference and Exhibition held in New Orleans, LA this past May.
The Ruthmann Steiger T235A product offers the end-user smooth operation, easy and quick set-up and is most cost-effective over the competition. The aerial has a maximum working height of 235’ (71.63m) with a maximum side reach of 125’ (35.97m). In addition, the Ruthmann T235A product boasts a maximum combined platform capacity of 1,323 lbs. (600 kg) making it an ideal choice for the Blade Platforms company’s business model.
“The Ruthmann T235A is a great addition to our fleet allowing us greater efficiency out in the field with minimal downtime,” said Petr Bartusek, Commercial Vice President for Blade Platforms. ”We began our working relationship with Time Manufacturing based off of the company’s rich history in designing and engineering the best aerials worldwide, and over time have experienced the added benefits of great service and great people and look forward to future endeavors.”
About Time Manufacturing/VERSALIFT
TIME Manufacturing Company is the largest single source provider worldwide for aerial lift products with a working height from 29 to 235 feet in insulated and non-insulated models. Our product industries range from telecommunication, electrical distribution and transmission, renewable energy and everything in between. With over 50 years of industry changing innovations and customer support with the VERSALIFT product group we have incorporated this business philosophy into our CONDOR product group and the newly release PHX and SKYBIRD products. TIME Manufacturing partners with Ruthmann Steiger aerials to produce the SKYBIRD product and also represent the Ruthmann aerial products in North America.
About Blade Platforms
Blade Platforms LLC are North America’s leading pioneers for truck-mounted aerial platform rental and wind turbine inspection, cleaning, repair and general maintenance services. Operating a world-class global fleet, we consistently deliver improved site safety and service efficiencies that simply cannot be matched. Our commitment to health and safety, the protection of our environment and cost saving efficiency is all delivered by our trusted team of professionals. The result of this dedication is a completely unblemished work history record throughout every aspect of our daily business. Blade Platforms in addition to the recent T235A also uses the Ruthmann Steiger TB220, T480, T175A and T720 in their global fleet.Learn More
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Time Mfg./VERSALIFT Marketing Manager
May 19, 2016 (Waco, Texas) – Time Manufacturing Company will exhibit at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), June 5-8, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. Time Manufacturing/VERSALIFT is proud to be a platinum-level sponsor again this year and joins an elite group of about 100 companies which have been invited to display their products at this ‘by invitation-only’ event.
Held annually, EUFMC allows utility fleet professionals to view the latest fleet products and technology, while also engaging in educational sessions and discussions pertaining to equipment design, procurement, application operation and maintenance of products used by electric utilities.
“We are honored to participate as a platinum-level sponsor again this year, and look forward to the opportunity to showcase some of the company’s most impressive and dynamic units to-date,” said Jack Jeffrey, Director of Sales North, Central and South America for Time Manufacturing/VERSALIFT.
This year, Time Manufacturing will feature its highest-reaching product to date: the Skybird 215-I. Features of the Skybird include: 215 feet working height; maximum side reach of over 100 feet; complete telescopic upper boom and continuous turret rotation.
In addition to showcasing the Skybird product, the company will also demonstrate the newly-released PHX 180-I - the most powerful, most versatile unit in Versalift’s line-up. With a maximum platform capacity of 2,000 pounds, the PHX adds power and versatility to every task. Designed with a superior new boom that provides consistent, steady support - whether it’s 180 feet in the air or 75 feet to the side - the PHX-180-I also features full capacity range in all positions, 79’ true side reach and 180°platform rotation.
Versalift has also designed an elite lineup of Digger Derrick machines that bring power and dependability to ground work. Time Manufacturing TMD-Series Digger Derricks, as well as the new VST-7100-HD will both be on display at this year’s show in Williamsburg.
About Time Manufacturing/VERSALIFT
With over 50 years of innovation, exceptional quality and hard work, Time Manufacturing has become the work leader in aerial lift manufacturing. The VERSALIFT product is recognized worldwide because of its craftsmanship, dependability and emphasis on customer value. Whether purchasing one lift or an entire fleet, rest assured there is a VERSALIFT product to get the job done. Demand Better. Demand VERSALIFT.
About the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC)
The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) is an educational conference for fleet representatives from investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors. Held annually at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, EUFMC 2016 will take place from June 5-8.
EUFMC attracts fleet executives from over 70 companies in the U.S., Canada and South America. The EUFMC General Session is a two-day comprehensive educational program featuring presentations by industry experts, manufacturers and fleets. In 2016, presenters will address Solutions for Managing a Progressive Fleet. Fleet representatives and suppliers also take part in roundtable best practices discussions.EUFMC 2016
At last year’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, Versalift introduced to the fleet the Skybird 215-I, our highest-reaching vehicle. The Skybird is a hybrid of all the best features of bucket trucks and utility vehicles and provides accessibility, security, power, and height.
Designed with transmission linemen and inspectors in mind, the capabilities of the Skybird include:
215 feet of vertical working height
102 feet maximum side reach
Maximum platform capacity of 1323 lbs.
2 x 60° platform rotation
8 x 3 feet platform dimensions
26 feet 9 inches outrigger platform
The Skybird also includes a telescopic upper boom, continuous turret rotation and a category “A” dielectric rating.
No matter what task lies ahead of--or above--you, depend on the Skybird to ensure your safety and success come with ease.
Versalift was established in 1965 in Waco, Texas, and has since expanded to become a global leader in aerial lift production. We offer an extensive line of models for a variety of industries.Skyward 215 i Case Study
One of Versalift’s most powerful and diverse units, the PHX 180-I made its debut at the 2015 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). The sleek modern design and impressive capabilities of the PHX represent a compilation of the best engineering ideas produced during Versalift’s 50 years of brainstorming.
The PHX mounts on a Freightliner commercial chassis and includes side-by-side insulated booms that allow for clearance above a standard chassis cab.
Designed with transmission linemen and inspectors in mind, the capabilities of the PHX include:
183 feet of vertical working height
79 feet true working side reach
Maximum platform capacity of 2000 lbs.
180° platform rotation
1500 lbs maximum jib capacity
111 feet of horizontal access range
Features of the PHX also include an expandable platform capacity, remote diagnostics, and automatic speed control, improved human machine interface, as well as full capacity in all positions.
Versalift was established in 1965 in Waco, Texas, and has since expanded to become a global leader in aerial lift production. We offer an extensive line of models for a variety of industries.PHX 180i Case study