Ruthmann unveiled the new Bluelift ST31 telescopic spider lift at the recent Platformers' Days event in Germany.
The new machine is an alternative to the company’s 31 metre SA31 articulated spider lift, and uses the new five section multi-profiled telescopic boom and articulated jib from Ruthmann’s T 330 XS truck mounted lift, mounted on a rubber tracked spider chassis.
The resulting unit offers up to 18 metres of outreach with a platform capacity of 100kg, 16 metres with 200kg and 15 metres with 320kg, while the maximum capacity of 400kg is available at 13 to 14 metres outreach - depending on slew position.
The machine is relatively compact, with a variable overall track width from 1.14 to 1.62 metres, an overall height of 1.99 metres and an overall length of 7.8 metres with basket - or 7.46 metres when removed. The outrigger footprint is variable from 3.34 metres wide by 8.26 long to 6.15 by 5.78 metres and it can lift the entire machine to a under track heights of 1.35 metres. Total weight is 4,695kg. The first unit off the production line has been purchased by German rental company Gerken.
The new machine is available with diesel or 230 volt electric power. It also features a completely revised control system, with a new remote controller with large full colour display screen. A choice of two basket options is offered, either the compact 1.3 metre wide by 700mm deep, or the larger 1.8 metres by 800mm. Both include 180 degrees of rotation.