Ruthmann Debuts Ecoline 230 at Platformers’ Days

Ruthmann Debuts Ecoline 230 at Platformers’ Days

Ruthmann showcased the Ecoline 230, a truck-mounted aerial work platform with a rigid telescopic system, at the Platformers’ Days 2018 show in Germany.

It has a 75-ft. working height and lateral outreach of up to 55 ft. The model will also be released in North America.

The Ecoline 230 is designed for work in cramped, inner-city residential areas because of its compact dimensions. The new model is just 25-ft. long and less than 10-ft. high, with a basket load capacity of 550 lbs. With a 220-lb. basket load, the unit can still attain a lateral outreach of 55 ft.

Ruthmann is bringing the engineering features of its premium Steiger line to this new model. The telescopic boom system of the Ecoline 230 is made of high-strength, fine-grained steel and is multi-beveled, providing benefits in weight and stability.

Another advantage of the Ecoline 230 is the basket accessibility. The steps at the side of the basket facilitate upright, ergonomic, and safe entry into the work basket. This is also the first time that the hardware of the Ruthmann Cockpit (control panel on models in the Steiger series) is also being utilized on an Ecoline work platform, offering convenience for both Steiger and Ecoline 230 operators.

This new model is suited for a wide range of applications, including tree maintenance and building façade cleaning, making it ideal for equipment rental companies and independent contractors.

Features also include the 2 x 90° hydraulic basket rotation device, indicator lights for accurate/safe stabilizing procedure, and support variations.

Other advantages of the Ecoline 230 include its patented Easy Stabilizing System, which is standard equipment in the series and optional Secondary Guarding System.

The Easy Stabilizing System works by activating one lever, and the rear support unit is evenly extended to balance the longitudinal tilt of the vehicle. The second lever is then activated to level the vehicle crossways.

The Secondary Guarding System is designed to prevent serious entrapment injuries on the jobsite. A rubber pressure-sensing bar in front of the control panel that once activated, immediately stops all controlled movements of the work platform. The work platform then automatically moves in the opposite direction of the previous movements. Should the pressure on the sensor bar continue, i.e. due to an entrapped operator, an audible alarm will sound to alert others.

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