With ultra-narrow dimensions and powerful rough terrain capabilities, RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lifts are designed to revolutionise working at height in even the hardest to reach places.
Ideal for areas that cannot be reached with a standard vehicle towing a trailer mounted boom lift, tracked spider lifts are proving to be a popular choice with arborists around the world. When stowed, most tracked spider lifts are less than 1.0m wide, meaning that they can travel through single gates, doorways and alongside buildings and walls with ease.
Rubber tracks with a powerful drive system enable spider lifts to easily travel across all types of rough and smooth terrain, and climb gradients, all while delivering a very low ground pressure.
Thanks to the overall light weight of the units, they can be easily towed on a trailer to a parking area at the jobsite, then driven to the working area. Stabiliser legs can be deployed in multiple positions, ensuring the project can be completed no matter how tight the surroundings, and proportional electro-hydraulic controls deliver precise manoeuvring at height.
The expansive RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lift family includes 11 high quality, innovative aerial lifts, with working heights up to 31m, and outreach of up to 17.3m, making them ideal for projects of all sizes. Particularly popular with tradespeople, these spider lifts are also commonly used by landscapers and arborists, as well as facilities maintenance contractors.
Bluelift SA18 Tracked Spider Lift
Built with the arborist industry in mind, the narrow Bluelift SA18 tracked spider lift has a simple three-section boom design which delivers up to 17.8m working height, and up to a 9.3m lateral outreach (80kg platform capacity) yet has a stowed width of just 0.78m and a stowed height of less than 2.0m.
Featuring a quickly removable aluminum basket, the Bluelift SA18 provides a wide two-person platform, measuring at 1.3m x 0.7m x 1.1m. Offering 340° turret rotation, this basket is fitted with a 230-volt power outlet in the basket as standard, permitting the operator to plug in power tools or other equipment into the outlet inside the basket, rather than run loose cables outside of the machine to a power source on the ground.
The Bluelift SA18 also benefits from a low overall weight of just 1,950kg. This delivers a very low ground pressure when in drive mode using the non-marking rubber tracks, and also can help to lower pressure when using the stabiliser legs.
Fitted as standard, automatic stabiliser legs have a simple one-touch stabiliser operation for fast and easy setup. For added protection, interlocking stabilisers help the spider lift maintain balance on all terrain. A self-stabilising system locks the spider lift into place for safe work at height, and hydraulically operated articulating outriggers can be set at individual heights.
The Bluelift SA18 is also offered in an HB-version with a heavy base and solid outrigger legs. Manufactured to withstand damage from falling tree limb offcuts and branches, the stabiliser legs are fabricated from heavy wall steel.
Bluelift SA16 Spider Lift
RUTHMANN Bluelift also offer a variation of the SA18, branded as the SA16.
Featuring a double articulated boom for excellent up-and-over capabilities, the high-specification Bluelift SA16 is designed for contractors and small- to medium- rental companies, and delivers a 15.8m maximum working height, with a horizontal outreach of 7.4m. Capable of lifting up to 230kg, the Bluelift SA16 is just 0.78m wide, has a compact 3m x 3m outrigger footprint, and weighs only 1,900kg.
Designed and built in Italy, Bluelift was founded by the Marti family in 2004. In 2016, the growing business became RUTHMANN Italia S.r.l., a division of the RUTHMANN Group who are a well-established German manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial lifts.
In Australia, the RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lift range is exclusively sold and serviced by Ahern Australia, who were appointed the official distributor in February 2018. Ahern Australia is also the official distributor for SnorkelTM elevating work platforms and Xtreme ManufacturingTM telehandlers, and operates from four locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Ahern Australia provides complete sales, service and spare parts for all of its distributed brands, and operates a nationwide network of field service engineers delivering highly responsive local support.
Earlier this year, Ahern Australia showcased the Bluelift SA16 tracked spider lift at the annual HRIA Hire18 trade show, fitted with an optional BlueHybrid package. BlueHybrid is the first-ever full hybrid solution for tracked spider lifts, delivering industry-leading performance with a true zero-emission option. Three energy-efficient operating modes offer versatility by switching between battery power and combustion engine. On auto mode, the machine selects the most efficient power source to maximise the battery cycle, delivering the longest available duty cycle.
All RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lifts come with a five-year structural warranty, plus a one-year warranty for parts and labour as standard, and a two-year warranty on the electronic card.
To see RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lifts in action, check out the product videos available at the Ahern Australia website at http://www.ahernaustralia.com.au/ bluelift, or for more information call the Ahern Australia team on 1300 900 700.