Versalift VN-50 / 55 / 60-I Insulated Non-Overcenter Aerial Bucket Trucks

Bucket Truck - VN 50

Versalift Bucket Trucks
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Improved Features Include:

  • 700 lbs. Platform Capacity
  • Faster Boom Speed
  • Platform Rotator Now Available

Versalift VN-55-1 Bucket TruckRotation is continuous and unrestricted in either direction. This is accomplished by a hydraulic motor driven worm and spur gear acting on a shear-ball rotation bearing. The critical bolts holding the lift to the rotation bearing and the rotation bearing to the pedestal are Gr. 8 hex-head capscrews. These critical bolts are marked with a torque-seal indicator to provide a quick means of detecting any relative movement. An eccentric ring gearbox-mounting allows for precise adjustments of the gearbox pinion clearance.

The standard fiberglass platform for the VN-55 is 24″ x 48″ x 42″ (0.61 m x 1.22 m x 1.07 m) deep with two inside and two outside steps for easy access. The standard VN platform is end mounted and classified as two man. Liners and vinyl covers are available for the platform.

This system is designed to use either open center or closed center hydraulic tools. The tool circuit provides 8 gpm (30 lpm) at 2250 psi (158 kg/cm2). One set of hydraulic tool ports (one pressure port and one return port) is standard at the platform.

A-frame outriggers are connected to the pedestal and are equipped complete with pilot-operated check valves, internal thermal-relief valves and separate operating controls for each outrigger. At maximum extension, the outriggers provide 150″ (3.8 m) of spread and a maximum of 7″ (178 mm) of penetration.

The rectangular upper boom tapers from 8″ x 12″ (203 mm x 305 mm) at the knuckle end to 8″ x 10″ (203 mm x 254 mm) at the platform end and is constructed of high-strength filament-wound epoxy resin fiberglass. The fiberglass has a gel coat and a high gloss durable urethane finish for added weather protection and water beading. The fiberglass boom is certified for 46 KV and below in accordance with Category C, ANSI A92.2-1990. The upper boom articulates 70o above horizontal or a total of 175o relative to the lower boom. A compensating system maintains the upper boom at a constant angle when raising or lowering the lower boom and mechanically prevents the upper boom from traveling over- center. The system does not use any cables and the booms can be stowed in any sequence. An upper-boom storage cradle, mounted on the lower boom assures solid boom support when the boom is stowed.

The lower boom is designed and constructed from rectangular tube 10 in. x 13 in. (254 mm x 330 mm) high strength steel for maximum strength and rigidity. The lower boom cylinder anchor located on the lower boom are considered critical and are reinforced for extra strenth. Boom articulation is from horizontal to 15o past vertical. Articulation is achieved by using two double acting cylinders. Each cylinder is capable of supporting the entire rated load by itself and is equipped with two integral holding valves. In the event of a hydraulic failure the integral holding valves prevent the booms from dropping by locking the booms in position. In addition the cylinder rod eyes are threaded and welded.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS ((Based on 40 in. (1.02 m) Frame Height))

VN-50 VN-55 VN-60
Horizontal Reach 32 ft 11 in (10.0m) 36 ft 2 in (11.0m) 39 ft 1 in (11.9m)
2-Man Platform Capacity 700 lbs (318kg) 570 lbs (260kg) 500 lbs (225kg)
Lower Boom Lift Eye Capacity 1500 lbs (680 kg) 1100 lbs (500 kg) 800 lbs (365 kg)
Upper Boom Articulation 70° above horizontal 70° above horizontal 70° above horizontal
Lower Boom Articulation 0° to +15° 0° to +15° 0° to +15°
With Standard Pedestal
Height to Bottom of Platform 50 ft 0 in (15.2m) 55 ft 1 in (16.8m) 59 ft 7 in (18.2m)
Working Height 55 ft 0 in (16.0m) 60 ft 1 in (18.3m) 64 ft 7 in (19.7m)
Stowed Travel Height 10 ft 6 in (3.2m) 10 ft 7 in (3.2m) 10 ft 8 in (3.3m)
Weight of Lift With Outriggers 6210 lbs (2820kg) 6370 lbs (2890kg) 6480 lbs (2940kg)
Hydraulic System
Operating Pressure 2250 PSI (158 kg/cm2) 2250 PSI (158 kg/cm2) 2250 PSI (158 kg/cm2)
Flow Rate 6-1/2 GPM (24.6 lpm) 6-1/2 GPM (24.6 lpm) 6-1/2 GPM (24.6 lpm)
Filtration 10 micron return 10 micron return 10 micron return
100 mesh suction 100 mesh suction 100 mesh suction
System Type Closed & Open center Closed & Open center Closed & Open center
Power Source PTO Pump PTO Pump PTO Pump
Electrical Insulation Gap
Upper Boom 208 in (5.3m) 239 in (6.1m) 239 in (6.1m)
Lower Boom 24 in (0.6m) 24 in (0.6m) 24 in (0.6m)

VN55I Travel


  1. Specifications may vary without prior notification
  2. Required GVWR can vary significantly with chassis, lift mountings location, service body, accessories, and desired payload.

  • Hydraulic Tilt Platform
  • One-Man End-Mount Platform
  • Platform Liner
  • Platform Cover
  • Lower Boom Lifting Eye Attachment
  • Two-Speed Manual Throttle Control
  • Emergency Power
  • Category B Dielectric Testing & Certification
  • Outrigger Boom Interlock System
  • Auxiliary Outriggers
  • Dual Hydraulic Tool Outlets
  • Flow-Sensing Throttle
  • Line-Lifting Socket
VN55-I Bucket Truck
Easy Bucket Access.
Versalift Bucket truck
Articulating boom allows for
extreme range of motion.