Versalift is launching the first ever hybrid Versalift VTL platform at the Platformers’ Days exhibition in Hohenroda, Germany on September 14 – 15.
Versalift originally introduced the VTL (Versalift Telescopic Light) series earlier this year and mass production of the new series is now up and running on all cylinders. Among other innovations, the VTL feature shaped ultra-high strength steel booms and a vastly improved overturning moment for exceptional structural strength and real-life performance.
As European cities implement increasingly strict environmental regulations limiting the use of vehicle-mounted platforms in cities, the access industry experiences an increased demand for hybrid and full electric platform vehicles. Acknowledging this demand, Versalift is now ready with the first ever VTL with hybrid drive.
At the Ruthmann stand at Platformers’ Days, Versalift is presenting the Versalift VTL-145- F hybrid on a 3.5 t Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with a working height of 14.6 metres, a load-dependent outreach of up to 8.6 metres and a bucket capacity of 230 kg.
The vehicle is powered by its conventional diesel engine, while the hybrid platform is powered either by the vehicle’s engine via PTO or by 100% electric drive using an electric motor, a separate hydraulic pump and an on-board lithium-ion battery pack. Using the electric option, the platform is capable of operating with the vehicle’s engine turned off for clean and silent operation. The battery pack has a capacity of a full days use, recharges in overnight on in approximately four hours, and still leaves plenty of leftover payload for tools, equipment and van interior.