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Terex Utilities Expands Boom Lift Options

Terex Utilities introduced a Terex Z-60 Substation Utility Boom (SUB) concept at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in early June. This concept vehicle will be used to assess the market need through a series of field tests throughout the year.

The Z-60 SUB is designed for substation work and other applications where an insulating device is needed and an articulating Z-boom is a more effective option than a bucket truck. Examples include working in tight areas where a truck’s footprint is too large and applications where a higher level of boom articulation is needed. Its dielectric features isolate the boom tip from the chassis ground, reducing the need to perform boom-tip bonding.

Featuring a fiberglass fly jib section and fiberglass platform with swing gate, the Z-60 SUB complies with the ANSI A92.2 standard for a Category E insulating rating of 20 kV. The standard fiberglass platform comes with floor grating and optional cutouts for increased visibility and water egress. The platform capacity is 500 pounds with a two-person occupancy.

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.