Terex Utilities to Provide Aerial Devices for Lineworker Competition

Optima TC55 aerial devices will be used in the Hurtman Rescue Competition. (Photo from 2018)

Terex Utilities and Custom Truck One Source will provide equipment for the Hurtman Rescue event at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, held Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

For 35 years, the competition has attracted the best lineworkers from around the world to compete in events based on traditional tasks and skills. More than 200 teams are expected to compete this year.

Four Optima TC55 aerial devices mounted on 2020 Freightliner trucks will be used in the Hurtman Rescue competition. The TC55 is a 55’ non-overcenter aerial with up to 42.8’ of side reach. During the Hurtman Rescue, workers demonstrate how to quickly and safely lower an unconscious worker from the top of a pole.

The upper boom articulates from 70° to -90°and the lower boom articulates to 116°. “Maneuverability, ease of boom positioning, and responsiveness are benefits of the compensated boom design—important features in a rescue situation,” said Mike Pulos, utility equipment manager at Custom Truck One Source.

In addition, Terex Utilities will show its newest aerial device, the telescopic TL80-112. It is rated for Category B transmission work, and features a 112’ working height, more than 63’ horizontal reach, and can be mounted on a 52,000 lb. GVW tandem-axle chassis.

More information about Terex is available on its website: www.terex.com.