Insulated Versalifts in action at ICOLIM

icolim1smallThe 11th International Conference on Live Maintenance (ICOLIM) last week in Budapest saw four Insulated Versalift access platforms in demonstrations of safe live line maintenance.

ICOLIM is a conference hosted by the Live Working Association (LWA) for experts engaged in the development and implementation of methods and technologies for working with live overhead power lines. TIME International was at ICOLIM with an insulated VST-5500-MHI access platform on a MAN truck and we were genuinely impressed with the organization of the event that saw four Insulated Versalift access platforms in a demonstration of safe live line work on the final day. The various demonstrations were carried out from VST-5500 and VO-350 insulated Versalift access platforms on different chassis.

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Versalift access platforms available for VW T5 chassis

TIME International, in co-operation with Volkswagen and AL-KO, now offers 3.5 t GVW lightweight Versalift access platforms mounted on the popular VW T5 Transporter chassis.

TIME International is ready with access platforms mounted on the popular VW T5 Transporter. The T5, traditionally a 3.2 t GVW vehicle at best, has been upgraded to the 3.5 t GVW class as it is being fitted with a reinforced AL-KO-chassis. The project is a strategic cooperation between Volkswagen, AL-KO and TIME International initiated in light of the high demand for the VW T5 in especially Germany. The extra 300 kg available will allow us to mount larger lifts on the chassis, provide a wider range of optional equipment - or simply offer a larger spare payload than otherwise possible. The 3.5 t GVW vehicle is accessible to operators with a regular drivers licence.

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New rough terrain Versalift access platform

Versalift LAT-38-135-H Access Platform Ford Ranger Pickup TruckTIME International will be presenting a new full hydraulic Versalift access platform for compact 4x4 pickup trucks at the Vertikal Days expo 14-15 May in the UK.

TIME International is expanding its growing product portfolio with the introduction of the new articulated telescopic LAT-38-135-H available on the compact 4x4 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The full hydraulic access platform is aimed at the rough terrain market providing safe access to elevated worksites located outside of urban environments. The standard model is low voltage insulated rated at 1 kV but further insulation is available through a fiberglass insert in the fixed flyboom.

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First access platform on the new 2014 Ford Transit

Versalift cherry picker van mounted ford transitTIME International is the first company offering access platforms mounted on the brand new 2014 Ford Transit van. The popular van has been redesigned and is now more fuel efficient than previous models. The vehicle will be revealed at the Vertikal Days tradeshow 14-15 May in the UK.

TIME International has already developed the first prototype ready to be put on the road. The car is part of the experience of an access platform vehicle. Different people have different preferences. Some prefer Ford, others Mercedes or VW. Offering access platforms for a range of the newest vehicles it is our ambition to appeal to the varying preferences of operators. In addition to Ford, Mercedes and VW we offer access platforms on Peugeot, Opel/Vauxhall and Renault vans.

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The world’s lightest van mounted access platform

TIME International has developed the world’s lightest series of van mounted access platforms weighing in just shy of 3000 kg leaving more remaining weight for cargo, equipment and customization than ever possible in the lightweight 3.5 t GVW class. TIME International expects the models to be a popular choice for street light maintenance among energy corporations and municipalities as the improved residual weight will make the vehicles less restricting for end users performing everyday tasks.

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TIME expands in China

TIME is ramping up its presence in China as long term distributor in China, Doubletree Systems, has formed a strategic collaboration with two new assembly plants in Beijing and Nanjing.

While the financial crisis has slowed down economic growth in the western world China keeps on moving with growth rates in GDP near double digits. TIME believes the continuous growth in China will translate into an equally increasing demand for access platforms in years to come. Contracts with two new assembly plants in Beijing and Nanjing near Shanghai will support the Beijing based distributor Doubletree Systems in satisfying that increase in demand.

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PLF Norway visited TIME

VTX 240, Versalift, Time, PLF, BrubakkenNorwegian PLF visited TIME International when the association held its annual meeting in Denmark. The new lightweight VERSALIFT VTX-240 caught all of the attention. 

TIME International opened its doors for the Norwegian personal lifting association PLF Friday last week as the association held its annual meeting in Aalborg, Denmark. PLF is an association of buyers, sellers, importers and end users of personal lifting equipment in Norway.

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TIME Quick Shift turns pickup truck into Swiss Army knife on wheels

TIME Quick Shift system LDT-39-140-TBX 39 140 TBX

TIME QUICK SHIFT allows municipal employees the ability to perform seasonal work from over 10 machines from one vehicle.

A new innovative system by TIME International lets pickup trucks replace a cargo bay mounted aerial access platform with another piece of equipment allowing one vehicle to perform the actions of many. The system is aimed at municipal road, city and forest maintenance and the equipment rental industry – all sectors characterized by numerous different challenges requiring an equally large vehicle fleet.

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VTX-240 revolutionizes the rental industry

Versalift VTX-240 Aerial access platform TIME international

A new 24 meter aerial access platform by TIME International will allow users with a standard driver’s license access to worksites previously reached exclusively by larger and heavier lift vehicles.

The latest aerial access platform from TIME International redefines the 3.5 t GVW class of lift vehicles targeted the rental industry. A new special boom design grants operators access to a large work area from a lightweight vehicle that does not obstruct traffic making it the obvious solution for work in crowded inner city environments.

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Successful European sales meeting at TIME Denmark

17 European Versalift-salesmen met last week at TIME International in Denmark to prepare for the BAUMA Trade Fair.

Pre-BAUMA salgsmøde_0291In week 16 in April a large part of TIME Denmark in Farsø, Denmark will move to Munich in Germany to participate in the world's largest construction trade fair, BAUMA 2013.
Already last week Versalift-salesmen from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria came together for a European sales meeting.
- We will be showing seven new lift models in Munich. Therefore, we had a visit from our European salesmen for two days, where our employees presented the new models and their feature, says CEO in TIME International, Per Torp.


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Successful sales conference at TIME International
70 dealers from 27 countries were the first to be presented with the coming new models of light and heavy-duty van-mounted Versalifts at a sales meeting in Denmark.
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TIME Versalift "Radial Swing Out" outriggers


The patent-pending technology behind the new product combines new, innovative ideas with proven technology.

That is the basis for Up-Under "Radial Swing Out" Outriggers for vans that will set a new standard for van outriggers.

Once again innovating as first movers. TIME's engineering team has developed, along with a new subframe, Up-Under Radial Swing Out Outriggers for Renault Master, Opel Movano, Ford Transit and Iveco vans.

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Ruthmann acquires Time Versalift Germany
ContractVersaliftRuthmannRuthmann will be taking over all sales and service activity for Versalift in Germany and Austria. The Versalift program will still be sold via Time Deutschland, with backup from the Ruthmann sales organization.
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TIME World News Archive

You can read the previous TIME World Newsletters by clicking on the names below:


TIME World News #8 (2011)

  • Roadshow across Europe 2011
  • 300 kg more payload on a 5 T MB Sprinter
  • TIME Europe Rental & Lease TERL


TIME World News #7 (2010)

  • Roadshow 2010
  • Bauma 2010 - Photos
  • More new Versalift products than ever


TIME World News #6 (2010)

  • Bauma 2010 - More new Versalift products than ever
  • TEAM Time expanding in Germany


Click here for TWN #1-5
Versalift introduces a new green productline

100 % Electric and Hydbrid lift vehicles!


Click here to view press release.

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