Versalift VO-36 I/N Articulated Overcenter Aerial Bucket Trucks

Bucket Truck VO 36 Versalift

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The closed fiberglass platform is 24 in. x 24 in. x 42 in. (.61m x .61 m x 1.07m) with an inside and outside step for easy access. Leveling is automatic by a totally enclosed #60 chain and 1/2” diameter fiberglass rod parallelogram system.

The lower boom consists of a 6 in. x 8 in. (.15m x .20m) rectangular steel section. The lower boom articulates from horizontal to 400 past vertical for a total range of 1300. The upper boom consists of a 6 in. x 6 in. (.15m x .15m) steel section. The upper boom articulates 1900 relative to the lower boom. The upper boom is actuated at the knuckle by a hydraulic cylinder and a four bar linkage. Non-lube bushings are used at all pivot points. The hydraulic hoses are protected in all areas of boom movement by woven nylon hose protectors.

The pedestal is a tubular shape with an access opening on both sides. The top plate is 1-1/4 in (32 mm) thick and machined flat to support the rotation bearing. The hydraulic oil reservoir is an integral part of the pedestal. Sight gauges are provided to check the fluid level. The capacity of the reservior is 12 gallons (45 L).

Cylinders are threaded end cap design and equipped with dual holding valves recessed into the base of each cylinder to prevent movement in case of hose failure. Bleed down ports are provided in case of hydraulic failure.

Rotation is 370º non-continuous with a mechanical stop. Rotation is accomplished by a hydraulically driven worm and spur gear set acting on a shear-ball rotation bearing. The critical bolts holding the turret to the rotation bearing and the bearing to the pedestal are SAE grade 8. These critical bolts are marked with a torque seal indicator to provide a quick means to inspect for loosening. A slotted adjustment is provided for pinion and rotation gear clearances. An external hex drive is provided for manual rotation in case of hydraulic failure.

Full pressure control valves at the platform and the turret control the rotation and the upper/lower boom assembly movements. The individual control levers at the platform have self centering locking handles. The optional Unitrol single lever control with a safetly trigger is available. An emergency stop valve is also located at the platform controls. The turret controls are equipped with a manual selector valve to override the platform controls and they also serve as the emergency stop from lower controls.

The upper boom is tested and certified for electrical work at 46 KV and below in accordance with ANSI A92.2 requirements.

Non-lube bearings are used at all points of motion. The rotation bearing and leveling system are the only components that require lubrication.

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

VO-36-I VO-36-N VO-36 Boom Travel
Horizontal Reach, Overcenter & Non-Overcenter 29 ft 1 in (8.85m) 29 ft 1 in (8.85m)
Maximum Platform Capacity 400 lbs (181kg) 400 lbs (181kg)
Lower Boom Lift Eye Capacity 700 lbs (318kg) 700 lbs (318kg)
With Standard Pedestal
Height to Bottom of Platform 36 ft 4 in (11.07m) 36 ft 4 in (11.07m)
Working Height 41 ft 4 in (12.60m) 41 ft 4 in (12.60m)
Stowed Travel Height 10 ft 4 in (3.15m) 10 ft 4 in (3.15m)
Hydraulic System
Operating Pressure 2500 PSI (176 kg/cm2) 2500 PSI (176 kg/cm2)
Flow Rate 3 GPM (11.4 lpm) 3 GPM (11.4 lpm)
Filtration 10 micron return
100 mesh section
10 micron return
100 mesh section
System Type Open center Open center
Power Source PTO Pump
Belt Drive System
PTO Pump
Belt Drive System


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

  • Various Platforms, Liners & Covers
  • Continuous and Unrestricted Rotation
  • Two-Speed Manual Throttle-Control
  • Emergency Power
  • Category B Dielectric Testing & Certification
  • Outrigger Boom Interlock System
  • Hydraulic Tool Circuit at the Platform
  • Outriggers and Torsion Bars
  • Hydraulic Tool Power at the Ground Controls
  • Lower Boom Insert for 12” Insulation Gap (VO-36-I)

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