Blade Platforms Adds Ruthmann Steiger T235A Aerial to Fleet | Construction News

Time Manufacturing Company has announced that Blade Platforms LLC, has bought a Ruthmann Steiger T235A truck-mounted aerial platform for its fleet.

Time Mfg. markets and supports Ruthmann products in North America.

Blade Platforms, Abilene, Texas, provides truck-mounted aerial platform rentals and wind turbine inspection, cleaning, repair, and general maintenance services. It was introduced to the T235A at the American Wind Energy Association's conference and exhibition held in New Orleans, La., in May. 

The Ruthmann Steiger T235A offers users smooth operation, quick and easy set-up, and cost-effective operation.

The aerial's 229-ft. bottom-of-platform height, 125-ft. maximum side reach, 1,323-lb. maximum combined platform capacity, and 500° non-continuous turret rotation make it ideal Blade Platforms' business.

“The Ruthmann T235A is a great addition to our fleet, allowing us greater efficiency out in the field with minimal downtime,” said Petr Bartusek, commercial vice president for Blade Platforms. ”We began our working relationship with Time Manufacturing based off of the company’s rich history in designing and engineering the best aerials worldwide, and over time have experienced the added benefits of great service  and great people and look forward to future endeavors.”

The new T235A joins several other Ruthmann Steiger models in Blade Platforms' global fleet, including the TB220, T480, T175A, and T720.