Reach For The Trees With Bluelift

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 and landscapers around the world, as well as facilities maintenance contractors. When stowed, most tracked spider lifts are less than 1m 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.

From tree trimming in rough terrain to interior maintenance on sensitive flooring, the versatile Bluelift SA22 tracked spider lift has a simple three-section boom design which delivers up to 22m working height, and up to a 10.9m horizontal outreach (200kg platform capacity) yet has a stowed width of just 0.94m and a stowed height of less than 2.0m.

Featuring a quickly removable aluminum basket, the Bluelift SA22 provides a wide two-person platform, measuring at 1.3m x 0.7m x 1.1m. Offering 340° turret rotation, the basket is fitted with a 230-volt power outlet 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 SA22 benefits from an overall weight of just 2,990kg. This delivers a very low ground pressure when in drive mode using the rubber tracks, and also 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.

Suitable for a wide range of applications, Bluelift spider lifts share many of the same design features including advanced technology, lightweight designs, and high performance. The vertical and horizontal reach of these lifts maximise production both indoor and outdoor. Ergonomic designs allow operators to easily move the lift into position, even in tight spaces. Proportional electro-hydraulic controls deliver precise manoeuvring to make easy work of accessing high places.

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 Snorkel™ elevating work platforms and Xtreme Manufacturing™ 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.

At the HRIA Hire18 tradeshow, Ahern Australia showcased a Bluelift SA16 tracked spider, 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 products come with a one-year warranty and a two-year warranty on the electronics card.

To see RUTHMANN Bluelift tracked spider lifts in action, check out the product videos available on the Ahern Australia website at, or for more information call the Ahern Australia team on 1300 900 700.

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