Deutsche Bahn (DB), the largest Railway Company in Europa, has received two truck mounted Versalifts sold by the German Versalift distributor Ruthmann.
DB has received two Versalift VT-145-F of the HD (Heavy Duty) range of Versalift AWPs mounted on 7.49 t GVW MAN trucks with double cabs and custom aluminium toolbox configurations on the chassis. Equipped with a 200° articulating jib arm, FPC electro-hydraulic controls and non-extendable H-frame outriggers, the AWP has 14.3 metres of working height and up to 9.6 metres of outreach. The maximum platform capacity is 230 kg.
TIME International hosted a successful sales meeting attended by the Ruthmann sales team on March 9-10.
Clear blue skies and minimal wind provided superb conditions for the outdoors demonstration and training of 18 Versalift AWPs set up at the test and training facilities of TIME International in Farsø. Besides the practical demonstration, the sales meeting consisted of strategy discussions, a company presentation and new sales material.
Energy Company Electricity North West has taken delivery of a tailor-made aerial work platform (AWP) mounted on a tracked undercarriage from Versalift UK. The custom AWP has been designed by TIME International to match the tough demands of Electricity North West. The machine is capable of scaling extremely rough terrain to access electrical lines in the most inaccessible locations.
TIME Danmark has delivered a unique Versalift vehicle mounted aerial work platform with elevator to Citelum in response to the company’s recent contract on street light maintenance in Copenhagen.
Citelum has taken delivery of a Versalift vehicle mounted aerial work platform (AWP) from TIME Danmark destined to help the company replace and service thousands of street lights in the municipality of Copenhagen. The transition to the more environmentally friendly LED fixtures is expected to cut energy expenditures by more than half greatly reducing the operating costs for the municipality.
Heavy Duty Versalift
The delivered AWP, a Versalift VT-66-LFE on a 15.5 ton MAN truck, is a top of the line model from the Versalift HD (Heavy Duty) range of AWPs with extra strong booms fabricated from high strength steel providing superior working conditions in the cage. The AWP vehicle is tailored to the specific requests of Citelum making it a truly unique product.
TIME Danmark has returned from a grand scale road show with visits to 24 access rental companies across Denmark.
“It’s a long way down from up there,” said a spectator, as he let go of the railing, untied his safety lanyard and stepped down onto solid ground following a trip that momentarily had brought him 54 metres closer to the sky.
The 54 metre Ruthmann Steiger T 540 truck mounted access platform was a big crowd magnet when TIME Danmark, a subsidiary of American TIME Manufacturing Company, visited Danish access rental companies in November. The caravan, 13 different access platforms with working heights ranging from 5 to 54 metres, visited 24 access rental companies providing their staff the opportunity to see and try a range of new machines and brands.
Norwegian rental company Høydespesialisten has taken delivery of a Versalift VTX-240 and a Ruthmann Steiger TBR 220 from TIME Danmark. Both access platforms have been installed on Nissan Cabstar chassis and coated in the characteristic blue colours of the Oslo based company.
Jan Jenssen from TIME Danmarks Norwegian distributor Brubakken handed over the keys to Jens Jensen from Høydespesialisten in Oslo making Høydespesialisten in possession of the very first Versalift VTX-240 on Norwegian soil.
Danish Rental Company Ringsted Liftudlejning has taken delivery of a Versalift VTX-240 access platform vehicle from TIME Danmark. Both lift and vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, have received a custom paint job in orange and yellow colours to match the brand profile of Ringsted Liftudlejning.
“We wish Ringsted Liftudlejning all the best – and we expect their customers will benefit from the machine in many years to come,” said Lars Rønde, Sales Manager at TIME Danmark.
Earlier this year, TIME International launched the Versalift VTX-240 aimed at Equipment Rental Companies. The special boom design with 2 telescopic booms with each 2 extensions gives the lift the ability to reach up and over buildings as well as an impressive 24.2 metre working height. Having a GVW rating of just 3.5 tonne, the vehicle is accessible to operators with a regular class B driver’s licence.
The equipment changing system TIME Quick Shift expands its range of compatible equipment with the introduction of a hydraulic furniture lift capable of moving goods 21 metres up apartment buildings from a pickup truck.
Earlier this year, TIME International launched the equipment changing system TIME Quick Shift that lets a pickup truck switch out an access platform with a new piece of equipment in a few minutes in order for rental companies to be able to use just one vehicle for multiple functions.
The 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.
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.
TIME 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.
TIME 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.
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.
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.
Norwegian 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.