Ruthmann road conversion

By Euan Youdale21 July 2015

The 'Jeep solution' conversion of Abilene High Lift Aerial's Ruthmann TTS 1000

The 'Jeep solution' conversion of Abilene High Lift Aerial's Ruthmann TTS 1000

In mid-2010, a Ruthmann Steiger TTS 1000 truck mount was sold to Abilene High Lift Aerial in the USA. With its 100.4 m working height and 40 m lateral outreach, the TTS 1000, built in 2001, is still one of the most powerful work platforms in the world.

To enhance the application range of this well maintained work platform, the TTS 1000 has undergone a ‘Jeep solution’ conversion. In this conversation the weight of the 88 tonne platform is distributed onto two additional axles. This reduces the axle load, which is a major advantage in the USA due to axle load weight restrictions varying from state to state.

Following the Jeep conversion, Steve Roth, owner of Abilene High Lift Aerial, will be able to operate his TTS 1000 in 44 out of 50 states in the USA.

The conversion was carried out in close cooperation with Ruthmann’s USA-based partner Time Manufacturing Company.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, International Rental Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Latest News
New battery storage systems from Aggreko
Batteries offer 40-50% reductions in fuel costs and emissions
Speedy trading update points to growth
UK rental company maintains “positive trading momentum” 
Herc posts upbeat Q2 and H1 2021 results
Planned market expansion supported by strong rental market and rising CapEx
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Murray Pollok Managing Editor Tel: +44(0)1505 850 043 E-mail: murray.pollok@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA