VST-5500-MHI for BKW

BKW1The power supply distributor BKW Energie AG of Bern, Switzerland has taken delivery of a 46kV high voltage insulated Versalift VST-5500-MHI from the Swiss Versalift distributor Hubitec AG.

Installed on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 chassis, the lift vehicle boasts impeccable off-road capabilities that will prove useful as it is put to work servicing high voltage power lines in the rough terrain of Switzerland. The 4x4 Unimog U5023 is the biggest model of the latest Mercedes-Benz Unimog series of rough terrain vehicles – a series commonly used by the military.

BKW2The full hydraulic Versalift VST-5500-MHI is an articulating telescopic platform with a working height of 19 metres, an outreach of 12.2 metres and a bucket capacity of 2 x 130 kg in the dual bucket setup. This particular unit features radial (flap-down) outriggers, a material handler with a capacity of 454 kg - and the chassis of the Unimog is fitted with Time Smartbox cabinets made of a sandwich combination of fiberglass and foam. The cabinets are equipped with LED lighting, an inverter and several 230V power sockets.