Ruthmann to expand high range
By Euan Youdale03 February 2020
Ruthmann will launch a large truck mount at APEX this year.
While the manufacturer is not sharing any details about the new machine yet, it said it results from a greater demand worldwide for truck mounted platforms with working heights above 50m. The reason for this lies in health and safety, as truck mounts replace large self propelled machines and can offer a better return on investment (ROI), as well as there being a greater need for them in the growing wind power sector, said the company.
Ruthmann’s most recent large working height launches were the 90m Sky performance Steiger T 900 HF at Intermat in Paris, in 2018, and the 75m Highflex Steiger T 750 HF at Bauma last year. Both offer the Dynamic Reach System (DRS), with its Dual Concept function, which provided up to 4m more outreach than previous Highflex models. The DRS can be retrofitted to the existing T 510 HF, T 570 HF and T 650 HF models.
A company spokesperson said, ”The objective in developing the Steiger T 900 HF was not to construct a platform with a working height of over 90m but to meet the needs of the market. Customers and above all operators require a guarantee of maximum stability and flexibility.” The T 900 HF offers 42m lateral outreach.
Concering the DRS, the company added, ”Customers who choose the added Wind option can use the platform in stormy weather up to [Beaufort scale level] 8, which increases usage because it was previously only guaranteed up to wind force 6”. The user can set the maximum permitted wind force in advance; the DRS then adjusts the possible range.
APEX takes place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, at the MECC exhibtion centre, 9 - 11 June.