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<strong>Issue</strong> <strong>Autumn</strong> 01/<strong>2015</strong><br />

A publication of RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG www.ruthmann.de<br />

The 48 m difference<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER® T 480<br />

Global News<br />

France and Austria<br />

Features<br />

Ambient lighting and<br />

more<br />

New Products<br />

STEIGER® TB 270+<br />

Exhibition Reviews<br />

...around the world


MATERIAL WINCH<br />

For even more flexibility during transport<br />

Using the material winch is a fast and efficient way to lift heavy/bulky items without having to lower the work<br />

platform. With a lift capacity of up to 300 kg and lifting speed of approx. 6 to 10 m per minute, a great variety of<br />

objects can be conveniently lifted to the desired location. Because of its swivelling and retractable features, the<br />

material winch can be used on many different types of assignments. The material winch is tested by a Notified<br />

Body (Dekra). RUTHMANN material winch (www.ruthmann.de/multifunctional-workcage)<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

CONTENTS<br />

Topic overview<br />

4...........Message from Management<br />

6...........Cover Story<br />

The 48 m difference – RUTHMANNSTEIGER ® T 480<br />

11...........Global News<br />

France, Austria, Poland, Australia, Turkey, USA<br />

16...........Features<br />

Ambient lighting and Outrigger pads holder<br />

18...........People I<br />

21...........New Products<br />

CARGOLOADER ® RCP 140.1 / 155.1<br />

STEIGER ® TB 270<br />

25...........Used equipment<br />

Title: STEIGER ® T 480 works on a radio<br />

mast installation<br />

26...........Expansion info<br />

30...........Technology<br />

32...........Exhibition Reviews<br />

... around the world<br />

35...........Customer Story CARGOLOADER ®<br />

38...........People II<br />

39............... Imprint<br />

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MESSAGE FROM MANAGEMENT<br />

INNOVATION AND SERVICE<br />

for even more customer satisfaction<br />

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MESSAGE FROM MANAGEMENT<br />

Uwe Stapper, Uwe Strotmann, Rolf Kulawik<br />

Dear Reader:<br />

We are pleased to present the<br />

first issue of RUTHMANN’s new<br />

“<strong>Experience</strong>” magazine.<br />

Our magazine covers many key<br />

topics and developments that<br />

our readers are sure to find<br />

interesting. Because so much<br />

has happened over the past<br />

several months, this first issue<br />

is filled with 40 pages of<br />

interesting and useful<br />

information.<br />

The most recent<br />

announcements from all our<br />

divisions – STEIGER ® and<br />

VERSALIFT ® aerial work<br />

platforms, CARGOLOADER ®<br />

special transport vehicles and<br />

Service & Finance – are<br />

highlighted. There is<br />

something for everyone.<br />

Readers will also find out what<br />

is new on the global front,<br />

including events in which we<br />

participated.<br />

You can already look forward<br />

to the next issue of <strong>Experience</strong>.<br />

The magazine is a collection of<br />

fresh ideas and topics designed<br />

to keep our readers informed<br />

and up-to-date on a regular<br />

basis – without the need of a<br />

smartphone, tablet, or computer.<br />

For those who cannot wait for<br />

the next issue, please visit<br />

www.ruthmann.de for all of the<br />

latest news.<br />

If you have any requests or<br />

suggestions for our upcoming<br />

issues of <strong>Experience</strong>, please<br />

contact us by phone, fax or<br />

email. We look forward to<br />

hearing from you.<br />

On behalf of all employees,<br />

YOUR RUTHMANN<br />

MANAGEMENT TEAM<br />

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STORY<br />

The 48 m difference<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER® T 480<br />

RUTHMANN‘s newest HEIGHT performance-series model was presented at Intermat in Paris, France.<br />

It is currenly the most powerful machine in this specific truck mount sector.<br />

Maximum on a<br />

2-Axle-Chassis<br />

Since APEX 2014, RUTHMANN’s<br />

new T 480 has been selling<br />

particularly well on two-axle<br />

(tandem) trucks. There is a<br />

variety of different truck brands<br />

to choose from including:<br />

Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Volvo,<br />

Scania, Isuzu (for the Asian<br />

market), and Freightliner (for<br />

North America). RUTHMANN<br />

calls this attribute “multichassis<br />

compatibility”.<br />

Sleeper Cab and<br />

All-Wheel Drive<br />

Rental companies provide<br />

drivers/operators when renting<br />

out truck-mounted aerial work<br />

platforms of this size. Creating a<br />

pleasant work atmosphere is<br />

garnering more and more<br />

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STORY<br />

attention. In addition to the<br />

many state-of-the-art technical<br />

features on trucks today, sleeper<br />

cabs are becoming increasingly<br />

popular. Sleeper cabs allow<br />

drivers to relax comfortably<br />

during rest periods.<br />

For assignments in rough and<br />

uneven terrain (e.g. construction<br />

sites and utility poles in remote<br />

areas), all-wheel drive trucks<br />

are a major advantage.<br />

With a maximum height of less<br />

than 4 m, the features of<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER® allwheel<br />

drive work platforms are<br />

simply unbeatable. Even on an<br />

all-wheel drive chassis, the<br />

gross vehicle weight of a 2-axle<br />

truck does not exceed the 18 t<br />

limit.<br />

3 m More Above 20<br />

m Height<br />

For customers, the overall<br />

performance of the work<br />

platform is just as important as<br />

the features of the truck it is<br />

mounted on. RUTHMANN’s<br />

innovative HEIGHT performanceseries<br />

has so much to offer.<br />

Compared to other<br />

manufacturers, the greatest<br />

customer benefit of all is the<br />

extra reach capacity above the<br />

20 m working height level – up<br />

to 3 more metres at this height<br />

(see diagram on the upper right<br />

hand page). Maximum reach<br />

capacity when working up high<br />

is and always has been a top<br />

priority for customers who<br />

RUTHMANN had consulted<br />

prior to the development of the<br />

HEIGHT performance-series.<br />

This advantage is not limited to<br />

the new T 480 but is also<br />

available on all other models in<br />

the highly successful HEIGHT<br />

performance-series.<br />

The Work Basket:<br />

An Exceptional<br />

Place to Work<br />

The work basket of the HEIGHT<br />

performance-STEIGER® series<br />

features larger internal<br />

dimensions (3,613 x 890 mm<br />

when fully telescoped) and<br />

smaller external dimensions<br />

(2,420 x 1,040 mm) than those<br />

made by other manufacturers.<br />

In addition to the important<br />

technical features, customers<br />

and/or operators and equipment<br />

rental companies require work<br />

baskets that can be used for a<br />

wide variety of purposes.<br />

RUTHMANN has documented<br />

the amazing versatility of their<br />

work baskets in the company’s<br />

“Multifunctional Work Basket”<br />

brochure (scan QR<br />

code on the left). The<br />

work baskets are ideal<br />

for: TV/video recordings,<br />

glass/window/façade cleaning<br />

assignments, installation and<br />

repair work on signs, billboards,<br />

solar panels, radio towers,<br />

streetlights, etc. The boom<br />

system can be fully operated at<br />

maximum (600 kg) basket load<br />

capacity. All boom and outrigger<br />

movements can be controlled<br />

from inside the work basket. If<br />

the assignment is of longer<br />

RUTHMANN provides stable<br />

aerial work platform technology.<br />

A special camera bracket is<br />

optionally available on all HEIGHT<br />

performance-models.<br />

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STORY<br />

duration, the operator can sit<br />

down and relax on the folding<br />

seat located in the basket.<br />

Heating systems for the control<br />

panel and basket floor nicely<br />

round off the many useful<br />

features on and inside the work<br />

basket. The multi-functional<br />

work basket was also developed<br />

in cooperation with operators<br />

and is specifically tailored to<br />

their wants and needs.<br />

Equipment<br />

Transport and<br />

Installation<br />

With the innovative “Lift-Up<br />

System” mounted onto the work<br />

basket, it is perfectly equipped<br />

to safely lift up to 400 kg of<br />

heavy and bulky items to the<br />

desired location. RUTHMANN’s<br />

“Lift-Up System” is designed to<br />

accommodate the load at ground<br />

level. Parts do not have to be<br />

transported separately and<br />

there is no awkward on-site<br />

assembly. Furthermore, there<br />

are no stumbling hazards<br />

anywhere on the basket floor.<br />

Heavy and bulky items (to 300 kg)<br />

can also be lifted using a<br />

material winch. When utilizing<br />

the winch, the boom system<br />

does not have to be lowered in<br />

order to pick up items at ground<br />

level. The material winch has a<br />

lifting speed of approx. 6 – 10 m<br />

per minute. The type examination<br />

certificate of the RUTHMANN´s<br />

material winch system – unique<br />

on the market – maximizes<br />

safety at the jobsite.<br />

Performance<br />

Parameter<br />

The T 480 has all of the familiar<br />

benefits that have made the<br />

HEIGHT performance-series so<br />

popular. Models in this series<br />

feature compact vehicle<br />

dimensions and the T 480 is no<br />

exception. The total vehicle<br />

length is 10.36 m – unrivalled in<br />

the industry. With a 48 m working<br />

height and 32 m lateral outreach,<br />

RUTHMANN’s new T 480 has<br />

the best performance<br />

capabilities in this category<br />

available on the market today.<br />

Mounted onto a standard 4 x 2<br />

chassis, the T 480 has a height of<br />

only 3.72 m. On an all-wheel<br />

drive (4 x 4) chassis, it is just<br />

3.95 m high. The net weight<br />

(curb weight) is only 17,650 kg,<br />

even on a 4 x 4 chassis with<br />

sleeper cab. There is enough<br />

room for passengers, tools and<br />

equipment without having to<br />

worry about exceeding the gross<br />

vehicle weight (GVW) restriction.<br />

Smooth<br />

Performance at<br />

the Jobsite<br />

Because the boom system can be<br />

pivoted at maximum lateral<br />

reach without having to be<br />

retracted, getting stuck is next<br />

to impossible with the T 480 and<br />

its siblings in the HEIGHT<br />

performance-series. The top<br />

view performance drawings<br />

show a circular performance<br />

– not angular.<br />

High Speed<br />

Movements<br />

As every professional knows, the<br />

greater the rotation and swivel<br />

angle of movable boom<br />

components, the more complex<br />

the control technology. In<br />

contrast to the competition,<br />

RUTHMANN has years of<br />

experience with hundreds of<br />

HEIGHT performance-models<br />

now sold. Movements are<br />

smooth and fast thanks to<br />

RUTHMANN’s highly developed<br />

control technology. This greatly<br />

enhances safety and efficiency at<br />

the jobsite.<br />

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STORY<br />

Multi-chassis<br />

Compatibility<br />

Customers worldwide have<br />

diverse needs and sometimes<br />

require heavy-duty truck<br />

mounted work platforms that, in<br />

addition to state-of-the-art<br />

features and top performance<br />

capabilities, also provide offroad<br />

mobility. This is why the<br />

T 480 can also be ordered on a<br />

3-axle chassis. RUTHMANN has<br />

enhanced the outrigger stroke<br />

on its all-wheel drive T 480 and<br />

further optimized its<br />

performance capabilities.<br />

Extensive<br />

Research<br />

Recommended<br />

When analyzing the performance<br />

capabilities of truck-mounted<br />

aerial work platforms, there are<br />

many different things to<br />

consider. Overall performance<br />

depends on the manufacturer’s<br />

concept and design. Customers<br />

should first understand the<br />

designer´s/developer´s concept<br />

in order to choose the work<br />

platform that is right for them.<br />

With its HEIGHT performanceseries,<br />

RUTHMANN adheres to<br />

the so called “upright work<br />

basket” concept. This means<br />

that the basket is fastened onto<br />

a base plate (mounting bracket).<br />

This is in contrast to “hanging<br />

work baskets” that are also<br />

available on the market.<br />

RUTHMANN’s upright basket<br />

offers considerably greater<br />

capacity above the 20 m working<br />

height level (see diagram above).<br />

This concept also provides<br />

tremendous benefits at the<br />

jobsite. During pipeline<br />

construction, for example, the<br />

boom can be carefully extended<br />

below and behind existing pipes.<br />

The jib/work basket is then<br />

lifted to the desired position so<br />

that work can be carried out<br />

behind the pipes.<br />

Of course, RUTHMANN’s cage<br />

concept also enables work to be<br />

carried out below ground.<br />

However, industry experts are in<br />

agreement that these types of<br />

aerial work platforms will not be<br />

able to replace the more<br />

effective under-bridge<br />

inspection units. •<br />

RUTHMANN<br />

COMPETITOR<br />

+ 3 m<br />

100 kg<br />

100 kg<br />

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GLOBALNEWS<br />

France<br />

We expand service in France<br />

With its professional service personnel, RUTHMANN – the renowned German aerial work platform<br />

manufacturer – offers some of the best on-site maintenance and repair services in the industry.<br />

To further optimize its French<br />

service network, RUTHMANN<br />

has now set up an additional<br />

Service Point in Nantes. From<br />

here, RUTHMANN‘s new service<br />

employee – Emmanuel Hogrel –<br />

can look after customers in the<br />

western part of France with<br />

utmost speed and efficiency.<br />

In Eastern France, long-time<br />

RUTHMANN service employee<br />

– Hubert Harpin – is the<br />

specialist customers rely on for<br />

competent and efficient on-site<br />

service.<br />

Both RUTHMANNSERVICEpoints<br />

are a kind of “mobile task force”<br />

whose job it is to keep things<br />

running smoothly and efficiently<br />

at all times. With their fully<br />

equipped vehicles, Hubert<br />

Harpin (Rethel location) and<br />

Emmanuel Hogrel (Nantes<br />

location) are able to inspect,<br />

repair, and maintain RUTHMANN<br />

STEIGER® and other work<br />

platforms, right on the customer’s<br />

premises. This minimizes<br />

downtime for equipment rental<br />

companies and there are no<br />

transportation costs.<br />

RUTHMANN has more than 90<br />

experienced and highly qualified<br />

service employees. Their<br />

guiding principle: Friendliness,<br />

reliability, and customer<br />

orientation.<br />

Continuous education and<br />

professional training programmes<br />

ensure that service employees<br />

always keep up-to-date with the<br />

latest technological developments.<br />

RUTHMANN continues to<br />

address the ever-increasing<br />

demand in the Service division.<br />

Customer satisfaction will<br />

always be a top priority for the<br />

German manufacturer.<br />

The rise in customer demand is<br />

due to the substantial increase<br />

in production output over the<br />

past several years and increase<br />

in “multi-brand service” activities.<br />

This refers to maintenance and<br />

repair work being carried out on<br />

machinery made by other<br />

manufacturers.<br />

We strive to offer the best<br />

on-site service in the entire<br />

work platform industry. Our<br />

professional, on-going training<br />

program assures that our highly<br />

qualified service personnel<br />

remain on the cutting edge of<br />

technology at all times. •<br />

Emmanuel Hogrel standing next to<br />

Hubert Harpin – the other mobile<br />

service technician providing on-site<br />

inspection, maintenance and repair<br />

for RUTHMANN customers in France.<br />

Hubert Harpin has been RUTHMANN’s<br />

mobile service technician in France for<br />

many years. Mr. Harpin, who operates<br />

in the eastern part of the country,<br />

now has much-needed support in<br />

Western France.<br />

RUTHMANN’s mobile workshop<br />

vehicles are equipped with the most<br />

essential technical documents, tools,<br />

and spare parts.<br />

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GLOBALNEWS<br />

France<br />

Congratulations 650 th TB 270 sold to Kiloutou<br />

We have sold over 650 STEIGER®<br />

TB 270 models in just 5 years.<br />

Our 650 th TB 270(+) model was<br />

sold to Kiloutou – one the<br />

largest equipment rental<br />

companies in France. At<br />

Intermat, Kiloutou received<br />

special recognition for this<br />

monumental milestone. •<br />

f.l.t.r.: Rolf Kulawik (RUTHMANN<br />

General Manager) with his Area Sales<br />

Manager in France – Remy Doyen<br />

– and Kiloutou’s General Manager,<br />

Xavier Decoster.<br />

STEIGER® T 540 & T480 with genuine off-road capabilities<br />

for two french customers<br />

The all-wheel drive VOLVO FMX<br />

perfectly complements<br />

the incredible<br />

performance<br />

capabilities of the STEIGER®<br />

T 480 and T 540.<br />

For the customers Joly Location<br />

of Couternon (near Dijon,<br />

France) and SMMI (based in the<br />

French Alps) – RUTHMANN<br />

GmbH & Co. KG has<br />

created an<br />

innovation that is simply<br />

unparalleled in the aerial work<br />

platform industry.<br />

This very unique and<br />

multifunctional HEIGHT<br />

performance-model will be<br />

handed over to both where it<br />

will further enhance the topquality<br />

fleet of this prominent<br />

French equipment rental<br />

company. •<br />

STEIGER ® T 540 4A<br />

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STEIGER ® T 480 3A


GLOBALNEWS<br />

Austria<br />

Expanded Service in Austria<br />

In Austria, the demand in our<br />

SERVICE Division is rising<br />

steadily. In response to the<br />

heavy demand, a highly qualified<br />

service technician – Karl Terler<br />

– joined the skilled team in<br />

Vienna (Neudorf) in early April.<br />

In addition to his duties at the<br />

Vienna (Neudorf) service centre,<br />

Mr. Terler also provides on-site<br />

service/repair directly at the<br />

customer’s location. Here he<br />

looks after all inspection,<br />

maintenance and repair work on<br />

STEIGER®, VERSALIFT®, and<br />

niftylift aerial work platforms, as<br />

well as those of other<br />

manufacturers. This is especially<br />

cost-effective as it minimizes<br />

downtime in customer fleets<br />

and avoids costly transportation<br />

costs. •<br />

Felbermayr is the first major equipment rental company in<br />

Austria to take delivery of the new CITY-STEIGER® TU 285<br />

Felbermayr is one of Austria’s<br />

top-ranking equipment rental<br />

companies. In order to optimize<br />

its rental fleet in the 7.49 t<br />

category, Felbermayr opted for<br />

our CITY-STEIGER ® TU 285.<br />

The TU 285 is the perfect<br />

truck-mounted aerial work<br />

platform for powered access<br />

assignments in cramped and<br />

congested inner-city conditions.<br />

Featuring a 28.5 m working height<br />

and 20.5 m lateral outreach, this<br />

innovative STEIGER ® model<br />

combines excellent performance<br />

capabilities with extremely<br />

compact vehicle dimensions.<br />

The new addition will be part of<br />

the fleet at the Felbermayr rental<br />

location in Lanzendorf, near<br />

Vienna. •<br />

From left to right: Markus Mendl<br />

(Area Sales Manager, Austria),<br />

Thomas Daxelmüller (Department<br />

Manager), and Friedrich Schneiber<br />

(Repair Shop Supervisor)<br />

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GLOBALNEWS<br />

Poland<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER® on the road to success in Poland!<br />

Featuring a perfect blend of<br />

first-rate performance<br />

capabilities and optimum<br />

technical features, our TBR 220<br />

and CITY-STEIGER® TU 285<br />

made quite an impression on a<br />

recent roadshow in Poland.<br />

Our long-time Polish Sales and<br />

Service partner – Windex<br />

(Chojnice) – received a series of<br />

new orders and specific requests<br />

from customers and interested<br />

parties.<br />

model is absolutely perfect for<br />

cramped, inner-city assignments.<br />

Our 3.5 t TB 220.2 is also very<br />

popular in Poland. Equipped<br />

with a synthetic work basket for<br />

assignments on/near live highvoltage<br />

power lines, this model<br />

assists ENEL – the leading<br />

multi-national power company –<br />

with its day-to-day maintenance<br />

activities. •<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER ® TU 285<br />

Windex has already handed over<br />

one TBR 220 model as a result of<br />

this successful demonstration<br />

tour.<br />

The delivery of a TU 285 is<br />

planned for the summer. The<br />

TU 285 – with its rear-mounted<br />

turret and ultra-compact vehicle<br />

dimensions – is just 6.96 m long.<br />

This innovative STEIGER®<br />

f.l.t.r.: Andre Gerdes (RUTHMANN<br />

Area Sales Manager) with Michal<br />

Bohowicz (Windex Head of Sales)<br />

during the official handover of the<br />

TBR 220 in Gescher-Hochmoor,<br />

Germany.<br />

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GLOBALNEWS<br />

Australia<br />

Ruthmann T 480 goes Down Under<br />

In June, our valued customer in<br />

Australia – High Access Hire –<br />

took delivery of a brand new<br />

T 480. This is the fifth RUTHMANN<br />

STEIGER® model in their fleet.<br />

High Access Hire now has 4<br />

HEIGHT performance-models<br />

in operation. In September,<br />

another model from this<br />

popular series – the T 720 – will<br />

be joining the fleet.<br />

This family-owned business has<br />

been a professional access<br />

equipment specialist in Australia<br />

for many years. Providing personal<br />

customer advice, satisfying<br />

individual customer needs, and<br />

finding common solutions are<br />

key success factors of this wellknown<br />

Australian rental<br />

company. •<br />

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GLOBALNEWS<br />

Ireland<br />

Ruthmann T 720 for Clerkin<br />

Northern Irish access rental<br />

company Clerkin Elevation has<br />

taken delivery of a 72 metre<br />

Ruthmann T 720 truck mounted<br />

lift and ordered a further two<br />

models.<br />

The T 720 features a five section<br />

main boom with a three section<br />

top boom and articulated jib.<br />

Maximum platform capacity is<br />

600kg, while it can achieve an<br />

outreach of 38 metres with a<br />

reduced platform capacity of<br />

100kg, with an up and over<br />

reach of 40 metres. The company<br />

said excellent results and<br />

customer satisfaction with the<br />

company’s existing T 540 and<br />

T 330 truck mounts contributed<br />

to the decision to purchase the<br />

machine.<br />

Clerkin has also placed an order<br />

for a 48 metre T480 and a 28.5<br />

metre TU 285 truck mounted<br />

lifts, both scheduled for delivery<br />

at the beginning of 2016. Mounted<br />

on a two axle 7.49 tonne<br />

chassis, the recently launched<br />

TU 285 has up to 20.5 metres of<br />

outreach and a 320kg maximum<br />

platform capacity. With an<br />

overall length of 6.87 metres,<br />

a height of 3.71 metres and a<br />

wheelbase of 3.6 metres, the<br />

TU285 is well suited for inner<br />

city applications. •<br />

USA<br />

Conversion widens application range of the TTS 1000<br />

In mid-2010, Our STEIGER®<br />

TTS 1000 was sold to Abilene<br />

High Lift Aerial in USA. With its<br />

impressive 100.4 m working<br />

height and 40 m lateral<br />

outreach, our STEIGER® TTS<br />

1000 (built i n 2001) is still one<br />

of the most powerful and<br />

capable work platforms in the<br />

world.<br />

To enhance the application<br />

range of this extremely well<br />

maintained work platform in the<br />

USA, the TTS 1000 has now<br />

undergone a „Jeep solution”<br />

conversion. With the „Jeep<br />

solution”, the weight of the 88<br />

ton work platform is distributed<br />

onto two additional axles. This<br />

reduces the axle load, which is a<br />

major advantage in the USA<br />

because axle load weight<br />

restrictions vary from state to<br />

state.<br />

Following the “Jeep” conversion,<br />

Steve Roth (owner of Abilene<br />

High Lift Aerial) will be able to<br />

operate his flagship model in 44<br />

out of 50 states in the USA.<br />

The conversion was carried out<br />

in close cooperation with our<br />

American partner – the TIME<br />

Manufacturing Company.<br />

Visit us at ICUEE Show 29 th<br />

September – 01 st October in<br />

Louisville, Kentucky. •<br />

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FEATURES<br />

As darkness falls, lights go on!<br />

Ambient lighting provides increased security for you and your<br />

surroundings.<br />

Proper lighting maximizes overall safety at the jobsite. With this extremely important equipment,<br />

visibility is enhanced significantly.<br />

4 LED flood lights have been mounted under<br />

the platform. They illuminate the area behind<br />

the 2 front outriggers and area in front of the<br />

2 rear outriggers.<br />

The lights are operated via two rocker switches<br />

located inside the cab. Each has an indicator<br />

light and is marked with a headlamp symbol.<br />

One rocker switch controls the side of the<br />

vehicle (left or right) to be illuminated.<br />

This feature is available for the complete<br />

HEIGHT perfomance-range. •<br />

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FEATURES<br />

Spread the load!<br />

RUTHMANN outrigger pads maximize safety at the jobsite!<br />

Outrigger pads for safe positioning<br />

The outrigger pads can either be<br />

attached to the vehicle with a<br />

mounting bracket or directly to<br />

the outriggers/stabilizers<br />

(pictured on the right).<br />

They can be removed quickly,<br />

safely and ergonomically due to<br />

the convenient carrying handles.<br />

Our pads are sturdy, weatherresistant,<br />

and carefully milled.<br />

The rubber coating on the<br />

underside makes them slip<br />

resistant.<br />

They are environmentally<br />

friendly because they are made<br />

of recycled material. •<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

Children’s Aid Eckental receives donation from AVS Frankenlift<br />

Some time ago, we asked people<br />

to send us their very best photos<br />

of STEIGER® work platforms in<br />

action.<br />

The winner of the photo contest<br />

– AVS Frankenlift GmbH –<br />

decided to waive the prize money<br />

which allowed us to donate the<br />

500 € to Children‘s Aid Eckental.<br />

“compassion teddies“ for their<br />

little patients.<br />

This furry teddy bears are meant<br />

to dispel children’s fear of<br />

hospitals.<br />

Together with AVS Frankenlift,<br />

we wish the organization all the<br />

best with this wonderful project.<br />

To learn more about the Children’s<br />

Aid Eckental campaign, please<br />

visit:<br />

www.kinderhilfe-eckental.de •<br />

The aim of the organization is to<br />

promote youth services and<br />

public health. Children’s Aid<br />

Eckental provides public<br />

hospitals and emergency<br />

services with teddy bears and<br />

clown visits. It also provides<br />

children’s homes and hospices<br />

with books, learning resources,<br />

toys, games, as well as arts &<br />

crafts supplies.<br />

With our donation, the Cnopf‘sche<br />

Children‘s Clinic in Nürnberg<br />

will now be receiving cuddly<br />

Our regional sales manager for south-western Germany – Günter Fuchs –<br />

handing the donation to Corinna Steffl of Children’s Aid Eckental<br />

RUTHMANN<br />

Remains Active!<br />

This year, we participated in the<br />

Sparkassen Marathon in<br />

Coesfeld. Eight of us started in<br />

the half-marathon (21 km)<br />

category. Eddie Holtkamp (60)<br />

was the fastest on our team and<br />

ranked 260th overall out of<br />

1,400 participants.<br />

An incredible performance!<br />

We congratulate the<br />

RUTHMANN–Team. •<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

New innovation manager for RUTHMANN<br />

Shorter product lifecycles, almost uninterrupted technological advances, and ever-increasing<br />

customer demands are challenges that RUTHMANN has successfully confronted as part of its<br />

innovation campaign in recent years. To focus on this successful strategy with even greater intensity,<br />

RUTHMANN has appointed Markus Jöhren as the new Innovation Manager.<br />

Graduate Engineer Markus<br />

Jöhren (49) is a work platform<br />

and control technology<br />

specialist with many years of<br />

experience. Before joining<br />

RUTHMANN, Markus Jöhren<br />

worked for Wumag/Palfinger in<br />

Krefeld, Germany where he was<br />

employed for 22 years. Markus<br />

outlined the goals he has set for<br />

himself in his new position at<br />

RUTHMANN: „First and<br />

foremost it is imperative that<br />

new innovations correspond<br />

with the wants and needs of the<br />

customer. Innovative solutions<br />

must also remain affordable.<br />

One of my tasks therefore is to<br />

match innovative new ideas with<br />

actual customer wishes and<br />

requirements.”<br />

According to RUTHMANN, new<br />

technology and creative design<br />

must not only be practical but<br />

also easy to operate. To achieve<br />

these goals, RUTHMANN and<br />

Markus Jöhren will work hand in<br />

hand to create a system that<br />

provides innovative new ideas<br />

on a continuous basis.<br />

and bring years of experience to<br />

the table. I look forward to an<br />

open and productive dialogue<br />

with customers, RUTHMANN<br />

colleagues, and all parties<br />

involved. Together we will<br />

continue to develop and enhance<br />

the structure and content of our<br />

innovation initiative.<br />

Markus Jöhren believes that<br />

there is a wealth of know-how at<br />

many levels of the RUTHMANN<br />

organization. So that the pieces<br />

of the puzzle fit together<br />

properly, Markus wants to<br />

integrate all of the<br />

departments in his<br />

processes. He is<br />

pleased to be on a<br />

strong team with<br />

fast decisionmaking<br />

capabilities<br />

which he believes<br />

is crucial for him to<br />

carry out his duties<br />

successfully.<br />

RUTHMANN General Manager,<br />

Rolf Kulawik, made the<br />

following comment: “Innovation<br />

management will help us break<br />

new ground and Markus Jöhren<br />

is an expert in this field. I am<br />

extremely pleased that Markus<br />

has decided to join our team. I<br />

have known him for years and<br />

value his experience, know-how,<br />

team spirit, and views on a<br />

variety of key focal points.<br />

Intriguing the customer is our<br />

common goal.” •<br />

Markus adds, “RUTHMANN has<br />

already presented so many<br />

innovations. My goal is to<br />

analyze the customer benefits<br />

they provide and build on the<br />

strengths. I am highly motivated<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

District President and District Administrator Visit RUTHMANN<br />

- Flagship of Economic Strength<br />

The after-effects of our excellent<br />

finish in Germany‘s most<br />

important business award,<br />

„Grand-Prix for Medium-Sized<br />

Enterprises“ competition, can<br />

still be felt. District president<br />

– Prof. Dr. Reinhard Klenke –<br />

visited our factory to examine<br />

the dynamics and success<br />

factors of our company. The<br />

event took place at the beginning<br />

of the year. Dr. Kai Zwicker<br />

(District Administrator), Hubert<br />

Effkemann (Mayor of Gescher),<br />

Dr. Heiner Kleinschneider (Head<br />

of the Economic Development<br />

Agency in Borken), and several<br />

members of the local press were<br />

also on hand for this momentous<br />

occasion.<br />

Our General Manager – Rolf<br />

Kulawik – had excellent news to<br />

share with the visitors. At the<br />

end of 2014, the company<br />

recorded the highest monthly<br />

order intake (over 13 million<br />

euros) in its 114 year history.<br />

We are also very satisfied with<br />

the results from the first 6<br />

months of the year and look<br />

forward to another prosperous<br />

year in <strong>2015</strong>. The positive results<br />

can be attributed to these key<br />

factors: innovation, customer<br />

orientation, customer service,<br />

and our top-notch employees. •<br />

Political representatives visit RUTHMANN factory in Gescher-Hochmoor, Germany. From left to right: Linda Lemloh<br />

and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Klenke (Regional Government, Münster), Hubert Effkemann (Mayor of Gescher), Dr. Kai Zwicker<br />

(District Administrator, Borken), Uwe Stapper and Rolf Kulawik (RUTHMANN), Dr. Heiner Kleinschneider and Gaby<br />

Wenning (Economic Development, Borken)<br />

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NEWPRODUCTS<br />

CARGOLOADER ® RCP 140.1/155.1<br />

More power. Less time and effort. Maximum efficiency.<br />

lifting – lowering – loading – unloading – transporting – changing<br />

and many others will find this<br />

feature particularly useful.<br />

Large and heavy loads of up to<br />

7.585 t as well as sensitive goods,<br />

place special demands on<br />

today’s transport logistics. Factory<br />

space is often limited and<br />

therefore decentralized.<br />

Increased handling capacity<br />

require versatile transportation<br />

and distribution solutions at<br />

every level. Ramps and even<br />

stairs must be easily accessible.<br />

We offer cost-effective solutions.<br />

With the new CARGOLOADER®<br />

parallel RCP 140.1 / 155.1, we<br />

provide a versatile and highly<br />

efficient logistic solution. This<br />

model features a greater payload<br />

capacity, superb handling, a<br />

great variety of special<br />

equipment and optional extras,<br />

and comes with the time-tested<br />

RUTHMANN quality.<br />

Due to the many different<br />

application possibilities, fleet<br />

costs can be reduced significantly.<br />

The incredible versatility is what<br />

sets CARGOLOADER® vehicles<br />

apart from conventional delivery<br />

vans.<br />

On the CARGOLOADER® parallel,<br />

the entire cargo area can be<br />

raised or lowered within seconds.<br />

It can be loaded/unloaded at<br />

ground level or at ramps of up to<br />

1.6 m in height. The cargo areas/<br />

containers are easily<br />

interchangeable. Logistic<br />

companies, fire departments<br />

Individual customer needs and<br />

requirements determine the<br />

layout of cargo areas/containers.<br />

The interchangeable cargo areas<br />

and wide variety of accessories<br />

are the perfect solution to every<br />

conceivable job requirement.<br />

When transporting large and<br />

heavy goods, our RCP 140.1 / 155.1<br />

offers maximum versatility and<br />

innovative operational solutions.<br />

These special transport vehicles<br />

are sturdy and reliable.<br />

Note: The same cargo areas/<br />

containers used on previous<br />

models can also be utilized on<br />

the RCP 140.1 / 155.1. With the<br />

new MAN front end, both<br />

models fully comply with the<br />

EURO 6 emission standard.<br />

Our CARGOLOADER® transport<br />

vehicles are powerful, versatile,<br />

and efficient. When it comes to<br />

comfort, environmental<br />

awareness, and vehicle<br />

technology, the MAN front end<br />

satisfies all customer<br />

expectations. It is the perfect<br />

alternative to the previous<br />

Mercedes front end. •


NEWPRODUCTS<br />

STEIGER ® TB 270+<br />

The very best work platform on a 3.5 t chassis<br />

RUTHMANN introduced the company’s latest STEIGER® model on a 3.5 t chassis – the one and only<br />

TB 270+ during the Intermat <strong>2015</strong> in Paris, France.<br />

Completely new<br />

development<br />

primarily because<br />

of EURO 6<br />

The + on the TB 270+ symbolizes<br />

a completely redesigned<br />

STEIGER® TB 270. The<br />

development was essential due<br />

to the new EURO 6 emission<br />

standards which will become<br />

mandatory in many European<br />

countries in the autumn of <strong>2015</strong>.<br />

Because EURO 6 vehicles are<br />

much heavier than previous<br />

EURO 5 chassis, the overall<br />

weight of STEIGER® work<br />

platforms had to be reduced.<br />

This new model has the same<br />

functions and conceptual design<br />

as its predecessor which has<br />

sold more than 650 times since<br />

2010.<br />

Innovative steel<br />

construction<br />

reduces weight<br />

The innovative steel fabrication<br />

techniques and design<br />

RUTHMANN relied upon to<br />

achieve its goal included the<br />

turret from the successful<br />

TBR 220 model (more than 150<br />

units sold). The “bionic design”<br />

used is a combination of reliable<br />

multi-bevel (polygonal)<br />

technology and proven structural<br />

design of the TB series.<br />

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NEWPRODUCTS<br />

The turret has also been<br />

strengthened with welded<br />

“honeycombs”. Nature shows us<br />

how: Though they are very light,<br />

beehives are extremely sturdy<br />

because of the hexagonal shape<br />

of the honeycomb. The findings:<br />

20 % lighter, 20 % higher load<br />

torque and 20 % more torsional<br />

rigidity.<br />

The result: maximum safety and<br />

stability at the jobsite.<br />

Even on the completely new<br />

telescoping boom system, timetested<br />

multi-bevelled<br />

(polygonal) technology was used<br />

in the fabrication process. The<br />

booms – made of high-strength,<br />

high-tech, fine-grained steel<br />

and welded with just one seam –<br />

provide high buckling strength<br />

and torsional rigidity.<br />

Despite the reduction in curb<br />

weight, the dimensions have<br />

actually increased. The power<br />

supply is integrated internally<br />

within the boom system.<br />

A notable improvement in terms<br />

of weight was also achieved<br />

through the newly developed<br />

hydraulic system which has now<br />

been registered for patent<br />

approval. Together with the<br />

engineers of RUTHMANN’s<br />

hydraulic component suppliers,<br />

a completely new hydraulic<br />

valve control block was<br />

developed. It is much lighter and<br />

more compact, saving space and<br />

reducing weight.<br />

Less weight,<br />

better STEIGER®<br />

performance<br />

Innovative steel construction<br />

techniques are also aided by<br />

improved overall performance<br />

capabilities of the STEIGER®<br />

work platform itself. Operators<br />

have an extra 3 metres of<br />

working height at their disposal.<br />

The full 27 m working height is<br />

attainable at the maximum 230 kg<br />

cage load capacity. With a cage<br />

load of 100 kg, the TB 270+ still<br />

attains a horizontal outreach of<br />

16.4 m. That is almost two<br />

metres more than its<br />

predecessor.<br />

16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 m<br />

230 kg<br />

P 260 B<br />

100 kg<br />

TB 270+<br />

30 m<br />

28<br />

26<br />

24<br />

22<br />

20<br />

18<br />

16<br />

14<br />

12<br />

10<br />

8<br />

6<br />

4<br />

2<br />

0<br />

-2 m<br />

The TB 270+ also performs<br />

brilliantly BELOW ground.<br />

The new TB 270+ combines the<br />

proven performance capabilities<br />

of its predecessor (on a 3.5 t<br />

chassis) with exciting, new<br />

state-of-the-art features.<br />

The work cage<br />

The work cage/basket on the<br />

new TB 270+ is an excellent<br />

place to work. The cage – with<br />

its 230 kg load capacity – is 1.4 m<br />

wide and 0.7 m deep. There is<br />

room enough for two people<br />

plus tools and material.<br />

The innovative interchangeable<br />

work cage system is also<br />

extremely practical. The<br />

aluminium and synthetic work<br />

cages can easily be switched<br />

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NEWPRODUCTS<br />

within minutes. The insulated<br />

1000 V synthetic cage is ideal for<br />

electricians working on live<br />

power lines. Municipalities and<br />

energy providers will find the<br />

TB 270+ particularly appealing.<br />

There are no stumbling<br />

hazards in the work cage. This<br />

maximizes safety, efficiency, and<br />

stability. The new 2 x 85° electric<br />

swivel drive is now protected<br />

with a new cover and the pivot<br />

point is centred directly under<br />

the cage.<br />

The support<br />

mechanism<br />

has also been<br />

optimized<br />

Multi-chassis<br />

compatibility<br />

The TB 270+ is already EURO 6<br />

compatible and can be mounted<br />

on the newest trucks in the 3.5 t<br />

(Class B driver’s licence) category.<br />

These include the Mercedes-<br />

Benz Sprinter, VW Crafter,<br />

Nissan Cabstar, Renault Maxity,<br />

or Iveco Daily. On the Nissan,<br />

Renault, and Sprinter, the total<br />

vehicle length is just 6.86 m<br />

while the height is a mere 2.99 m.<br />

Of course, RUTHMANN’s<br />

customers can select chassis<br />

with a higher GVW (gross vehicle<br />

weight) rating for increased load<br />

capacity. The new STEIGER ®<br />

TB 270+ can also be mounted on<br />

all-wheel drive truck chassis. •<br />

Positioning on sloped surfaces<br />

of up to 5° was also possible with<br />

the former model. On the<br />

TB 270+, innovative mounting of<br />

support cylinders, has further<br />

reduced weight. Ground contact<br />

monitoring – also available on<br />

the T 330 and TBR 220 – nicely<br />

rounds off the list of features<br />

often requested by customers.<br />

Working height 27,00 m<br />

Lifting height<br />

25,00 m<br />

Outreach<br />

16,40 m<br />

Working cage size 1,40 x 0,70 m<br />

Working cage load 230 kg<br />

Permissible inclination 5°<br />

Range of rotation 450°<br />

Total height ≥<br />

2,99 m<br />

Total length ≥<br />

6,86 m<br />

Wheelbase carrier chassis ≥ 2,90 m<br />

Permissible total weight ≥ 3.500 kg<br />

Driving licence B / 3<br />

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USEDEQUIPMENT<br />

RUTHMANN FINANCE sells STEIGER® T 470 to Chilean company<br />

The quality of our used truckmounted<br />

aerial work platforms<br />

has now also caught the<br />

attention of a South American<br />

company.<br />

The used STEIGER® T 470 will<br />

complement the rental fleet of<br />

Prospektor S. p. A. in Santiago,<br />

Chile.<br />

The Chilean company provides<br />

logistics, legal, and geological<br />

services for mineral exploration<br />

projects in Chile.<br />

Immediately after the sale, the<br />

fully reconditioned T 470<br />

embarked on the long journey to<br />

South America. •<br />

Our used machines – CLEVERUSED<br />

With sales in the double-digit<br />

million euro range, our affiliate<br />

– RUTHMANN FINANCE<br />

(established in 2008) – is one of<br />

the most successful used truckmounted<br />

work platform dealers<br />

in Europe. CLEVERUSED offers<br />

new and existing customers one<br />

of the largest selections of used<br />

aerial work platforms<br />

(STEIGER ® and competitor<br />

brands) and CARGOLOADER ®<br />

vehicles in Europe. Regardless<br />

of whether they are made by<br />

RUTHMANN or other<br />

manufacturers, all come with<br />

the typical RUTHMANN quality<br />

promise (TÜV, AU, UVV<br />

according to BGG) and backed<br />

by RUTHMANN’s highly<br />

qualified service personnel<br />

and fully documented<br />

maintenance history. •<br />

Machines always available<br />

For those who require vehicles/<br />

machinery at short notice, check<br />

out the complete list of in-stock<br />

and demonstrator vehicles in<br />

our inventory.<br />

Here, the latest STEIGER,<br />

VERSALIFT and<br />

CARGOLOADER vehicles/<br />

machinery can be purchased on<br />

very favourable terms and<br />

conditions. Our sales team will<br />

gladly assist you in selecting the<br />

right equipment for your<br />

application purposes.<br />

For more information and a<br />

complete list of vehicles in our<br />

inventory, visit:<br />

www.ruthmann.de/<br />

short-available. •<br />

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EXPANSIONINFO<br />

RUTHMANNSERVICE Expansion: up 55% in Gescher-Hochmoor<br />

RUTHMANN has taken the ongoing investment programme in after-sales service to the next level.<br />

After doubling the capacity at the factory-owned Servicecentre in Seevetal (near Hamburg) at the end<br />

of 2014, RUTHMANN has now expanded the service area at its head office in Gescher Hochmoor,<br />

Germany by a whopping 500 sq. metres.<br />

RUTHMANN has similar plans<br />

for all other company-owned<br />

servicecentre in Germany. The<br />

market-leading After-Sales<br />

Service is sure to satisfy customer<br />

needs and market requirements<br />

in quality and quantity for years<br />

to come.<br />

RUTHMANN now provides<br />

competent, multi-brand After-<br />

Sales Service on a total of 1,400 sq.<br />

metres of floor space.<br />

The added space has created 5<br />

additional service bays and is<br />

used primarily for UVV safety<br />

inspections and to carry out<br />

maintenance and repair work on<br />

3.5 t and 7.49 t truck-mounted<br />

work platforms with unprecedented<br />

speed and efficiency. Equipped<br />

with two 5 t cranes, the new hall<br />

is also able to accommodate<br />

larger work platforms.<br />

RUTHMANN continues to<br />

address the growing demand in<br />

the Service division. Customer<br />

satisfaction will always be a top<br />

priority for the German manufacturer.<br />

Customer demand continues to<br />

rise due to the substantial<br />

increase in production output<br />

over the past several years and<br />

because of the increase in<br />

“multi-brand service”. This<br />

refers to maintenance and<br />

repair work being carried out on<br />

machinery made by other<br />

manufacturers. •<br />

Additional staff has also been<br />

recruited as a result of the service<br />

expansion. Two highly qualified<br />

mechanics will join Heinz-Gerd<br />

Decker – Servicecentre Manager<br />

in Gescher-Hochmoor – and his<br />

team to assist them with day to<br />

day operational activities.<br />

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EXPANSIONINFO<br />

Servicecentre Competition 2014: Winner Announced<br />

Providing the best-possible service in close proximity to our customers has always been a top priority<br />

and something we continuously strive to improve.<br />

A Servicecentre competition was<br />

initiated years ago in order to<br />

evaluate the merits/performance of<br />

station managers and their<br />

respective service teams.<br />

The winner of last years’ competition<br />

is Christian Kauschke and his<br />

team from the Borkheide (near<br />

Berlin) Servicecentre. Second<br />

place went to station manager,<br />

Thomas Heil and his dedicated<br />

staff in Groß-Gerau. Our<br />

Servicecentre in Seevetal,<br />

headed by Carsten Richter,<br />

placed third.<br />

Congratulations to<br />

the winners! •<br />

RUTHMANNSERVICE Invests Millions of Euros in Expansion<br />

Programme<br />

One of the reasons why RUTHMANN has such a good reputation in the work platform sector, can be<br />

attributed to our excellent after-sales service activities. RUTHMANN‘s SERVICE Division has<br />

announced that it will invest several million euros over the next two years in order to address the<br />

ever-increasing demand and to ensure long term customer satisfaction.<br />

Even though RUTHMANN is<br />

considered a market leader in<br />

the industry, we continue to<br />

invest heavily in our SERVICE<br />

Division. Our goal is to solidify<br />

and further expand our market<br />

position.<br />

Sales of RUTHMANNSTEIGER®<br />

work platforms have increased<br />

significantly over the past<br />

several years. RUTHMANN’s<br />

service expansion is therefore a<br />

necessity The sales trend in<br />

recent years and the tripling of<br />

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EXPANSIONINFO<br />

production capacity over the<br />

past 4 years are a reflection of<br />

just how fast the company is<br />

growing. Apart from the<br />

successful export campaign,<br />

many units have also been sold<br />

to customers in Germany. These<br />

additional RUTHMANNSTEIGER®<br />

platforms also require aftersales<br />

service. Since other makes<br />

and models are also serviced<br />

more frequently, the service<br />

centres are “bursting at the<br />

seams”.<br />

Using the example of the<br />

RUTHMANN Servicecentre in<br />

Seevetal (near Hamburg), we can<br />

already see what the future<br />

holds for RUTHMANNSERVICE.<br />

RUTHMANN purchased a<br />

building directly adjacent to the<br />

service location. Following<br />

extensive modifications, both<br />

buildings are now under one<br />

roof and the number of service<br />

bays has doubled from 4 to 8<br />

– providing even greater flexi<br />

bility for our customers. •<br />

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Donau<br />

EXPANSIONINFO<br />

Additional SERVICEpoints in Bremen and Ulm<br />

Through our nationwide presence and professional service personnel, RUTHMANN provides some of<br />

the best on-site maintenance and repair services in the industry. To further optimize its service<br />

network across Germany, additional SERVICEpoints were established in Bremen on May 1st, <strong>2015</strong> and<br />

in Ulm on June 1st, <strong>2015</strong>.<br />

RUTHMANN Servicepoints are a<br />

type of “mobile task force”. With<br />

his fully equipped vehicle, Jan<br />

Dieckfoß – RUTHMANN’s highly<br />

qualified, long-time service<br />

technician – has been looking<br />

after satisfied customers in the<br />

Bremen area since May 1st, <strong>2015</strong>.<br />

He carries out inspection, repair<br />

and maintenance work on<br />

RUTHMANNSTEIGER®,<br />

VERSALIFT®, and other work<br />

platforms right on the<br />

customer’s premises. This is<br />

especially cost-effective because<br />

it minimizes downtime of<br />

machinery and avoids costly<br />

transportation costs.<br />

Hude<br />

(Oldenburg)<br />

The Bremen Servicepoint is part<br />

of the factory-owned service<br />

centre in Seevetal - Meckelfeld<br />

(near Hamburg). Mr. Dieckfoß’s<br />

work assignments are<br />

dispatched from here. Extensive<br />

repair work, testing and<br />

maintenance tasks in northern<br />

Germany will continue to be<br />

carried out at the service centre<br />

in Seevetal.<br />

Berne<br />

Wilhelmshaven<br />

A28<br />

A1<br />

A29<br />

Blumenthal<br />

Cloppenburg<br />

Oldenburg<br />

A29<br />

Vechta A28<br />

Weser<br />

A28<br />

Bremerhaven<br />

A1<br />

Delmenhorst<br />

Weser<br />

A27<br />

Burglesum<br />

A27<br />

Blockland<br />

Bremen<br />

Industriehafen<br />

Rahden<br />

Hafen<br />

Bremen<br />

A281<br />

Stuhr<br />

A1<br />

Osterholz-Scharmbeck<br />

A281<br />

Sulingen<br />

Weser<br />

Bremervörde<br />

Schwachhausen<br />

Neustadt<br />

Dörverden<br />

Hemelingen<br />

Weser<br />

Nienburg<br />

Lilienthal<br />

A1<br />

Oberneuland<br />

Service Division. RUTHMANN’s<br />

service activities ensure that<br />

customer requirements are<br />

adequately met now and in the<br />

future. •<br />

A27<br />

A27<br />

A2<br />

Buxtehude<br />

Walsrode<br />

A7<br />

Hannover<br />

Laatzen<br />

Soltau<br />

A7<br />

Langenhagen<br />

A37<br />

The Ulm Servicepoint belongs to<br />

the factory-owned service<br />

centre in Renningen. It is from<br />

here that Mr. Marcus Schur<br />

receives his work assignments.<br />

Comprehensive repair work<br />

however, will continue to be<br />

carried out at the Renningen<br />

Servicecentre.<br />

Tübingen<br />

Sigmaringen<br />

A8<br />

Lerchenfeld<br />

Ulm<br />

Blaustein<br />

Kuhbergring<br />

Wiblingen<br />

Donau<br />

Elchingen<br />

A7<br />

Neu-Ulm<br />

Holzheim<br />

Augsburg<br />

RUTHMANN’s service technician in<br />

Bremen, Jan Dieckfoß (on the left)<br />

and Marcus Schur in Ulm (on the<br />

right) in front of their service vehicle<br />

equipped with the necessary technical<br />

documentation, tools, and spare<br />

parts needed to carry out their daily<br />

assignments.<br />

With these two new<br />

Servicepoints, RUTHMANN has<br />

addressed the ever-growing<br />

demand in the company’s<br />

Ravensburg<br />

Bodensee<br />

Lindau<br />

A98<br />

Kempten<br />

(Allgäu)<br />

Immenstadt<br />

A7<br />

Oberstdorf<br />

Marktoberdorf<br />

Schwangau<br />

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TECHNOLOGY<br />

Steel innovation<br />

...innovative fabrication techniques<br />

Today’s 3.5 t truck-mounted aerial work platforms deliver the same performance that had previously<br />

only been available on 7.49 t chassis.<br />

STEIGER® TK 220 (2001) on 7.49 t vs. TBR 220 on 3.5 t (<strong>2015</strong>)<br />

2001<br />

<strong>2015</strong><br />

xx,xxx t<br />

7,490 kg<br />

xx,xxx t<br />

3,500 kg<br />

21.70 m<br />

22.00 m<br />

15.20 m<br />

16.40 m<br />

160°<br />

185°<br />

200 kg<br />

230 kg<br />

...innovative material<br />

Through the utilization of ultra-high-strength, fine-grained steel with a tensile strength of 1200 N/mm2,<br />

the structural stability can be increased despite a reduction in sheet thickness.<br />

700 N/mm²<br />

960 N/mm²<br />

1200 N/mm²<br />

Steel tensile strength categories<br />

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TECHNOLOGY<br />

…innovative boom design<br />

The new boom profile guarantees the necessary buckling strength. Because the telescopic boom sections<br />

are laser cut and bevelled from just one piece of sheet metal, weld seams and weld distortion (warping)<br />

are minimized. •<br />

TB 220 – previous boom profile<br />

with 2 weld seams<br />

TB 270 + – new boom profile<br />

with just 1 weld seam<br />

2006<br />

<strong>2015</strong><br />

Weld seam<br />

Weld seam<br />

location<br />

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EXHIBITIONS<br />

Review<br />

Mawev Show, Enns, Austria (March 18 - 21)<br />

The RUTHMANN Austria trade<br />

show team returned from the<br />

Mavew Show with many new<br />

contacts and specific requests<br />

for our innovative CITY-<br />

STEIGER® TU 285 and the 3.5 t<br />

sensations – TB 270+ and<br />

TBR 220. The many professional<br />

visitors were also captivated by<br />

the VERSALIFT® VTX 240 work<br />

platform and niftylift’s HR 17<br />

and HR 21 hybrid machines.<br />

Reinisch (General Manager,<br />

RUTHMANN Austria GmbH).<br />

The Mawev Show is an<br />

international demonstration<br />

show for construction machinery/<br />

vehicles. The exhibition, which<br />

takes place every three years in<br />

Enns/Haven, Austria, is<br />

organized by the Austrian<br />

Construction Equipment<br />

Dealer’s Association. •<br />

“The large number of visitors<br />

and strong interest shown in our<br />

products, exceeded all our<br />

expectations”, said Bernhard<br />

Intermat, Paris, France (April 20 - 25)<br />

The overall results from this<br />

year’s Intermat trade show in<br />

Paris, France were very<br />

encouraging. We talked with<br />

many customers from near and<br />

far and were able to establish<br />

new contacts from all over the<br />

world.<br />

Our world premieres were<br />

successfully launched at this<br />

prominent annual event. The<br />

international visitors were<br />

fascinated by the performance<br />

capabilities and versatility of our<br />

new TB 270+, HEIGHT<br />

performance-STEIGER® T 480,<br />

and off-road version T 540.<br />

Trade show highlight:<br />

The newest model on a 3.5 t<br />

chassis – the one and only<br />

STEIGER® TB 270+. •<br />

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EXHIBITIONS<br />

Review<br />

HIRE 15 convention, Adelaide, Australia (April 28 - 30)<br />

Thanks to Kevin Power and<br />

Adam Youl from Nifty-Lift - our<br />

Sales & Service-Partner in<br />

Australia - for organizing this<br />

event and to presenting our<br />

RUTHMANN products to our<br />

Australian customers. We look<br />

forward to coming back soon to<br />

present the very first 27 meter<br />

aerial working platform that can<br />

be operated by anyone with a<br />

valid automobile driver‘s<br />

licence. •<br />

VertiKal Days, Newton-Le-Willows, Great Britain (May 13 - 14)<br />

Cranes, aerial work platforms<br />

and telescopic handlers galore.<br />

The annual British venue for<br />

industry experts – the Vertical<br />

Days trade show – created and<br />

organised by Vertikal Publishing<br />

House, has become the leading<br />

lifting and access event in the<br />

UK and Ireland. Vertikal Days<br />

proved to be a huge success for<br />

RUTHMANN.<br />

performing truck-mounted<br />

aerial work platform with<br />

movable jib in the 3.5 t category.<br />

Meanwhile, our STEIGER®<br />

TU 285 attracted a lot of<br />

attention at the stand of our<br />

long-time customer – Nationwide.<br />

Our trade show team returned<br />

to Germany with many new<br />

international contacts and<br />

specific requests from<br />

worldwide customers and<br />

interested parties. •<br />

Together with our long-time<br />

British Sales and Service partner<br />

– Access International – we<br />

successfully showcased our<br />

top-of-the-range HEIGHT<br />

performance T 720, the T 630,<br />

our CITY-STEIGER® TU 285,<br />

and the TBR 220 – the best<br />

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EXHIBITIONS<br />

Review<br />

Successful STEIGER® and VERSALIFT® Roadshow.<br />

This spring, we were on the road<br />

once again. In April and May we<br />

took our STEIGER® TBR 220 S7<br />

and T 190 as well the VERSALIFT®<br />

LDT-39-140-TBX, ETL-36-130-F<br />

and VDT-170 on a successful<br />

demonstration tour across<br />

Germany and Austria.<br />

This time, the roadshow kicked<br />

off in southern Germany. Many<br />

customers and potential buyers<br />

took the opportunity to<br />

familiarize themselves with the<br />

easy handling, performance<br />

capabilities, and features of our<br />

STEIGER® and VERSALFT®<br />

models. Professional visitors<br />

were especially interested in the<br />

VDT-170-F with its 17 m working<br />

height. •<br />

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CUSTOMERSTORY<br />

Transport manager of LVR Clinic, Bonn<br />

RUTHMANNCARGOLOADER® RCP 50.1<br />

Safe, fast, and efficient - the LVR Clinic in Bonn is taking advantage of RUTHMANN’s creative<br />

transport solutions. A total of four RUTHMANN CARGOLOADER® special transport vehicles carry out<br />

the daily logistical tasks for the entire hospital. Transporting food and beverages, laundry, goods for<br />

the various buildings, waste and empty bottles are just some of the assignments that these vehicles<br />

carry out on a regular basis.<br />

Jochen Weisheit (Head of<br />

Financial and Supply<br />

Department at the LVR Clinic in<br />

Bonn) had this to say about the<br />

CARGOLOADER® vehicles:<br />

“On the extensive hospital<br />

grounds, we have to cope with<br />

many different ramp heights<br />

when loading/unloading our<br />

transported goods. This is not a<br />

problem for the CARGOLOADER®<br />

because at the push of a button,<br />

the entire cargo area can be<br />

lowered to the ground or raised<br />

to a height of 1.6 m in a matter of<br />

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CUSTOMERSTORY<br />

seconds. Everything is on time,<br />

exactly where it is needed. The<br />

CARGOLOADER® has been an<br />

important part of the logistics<br />

concept of our hospital for<br />

decades.”<br />

The CARGOLOADER® is safe<br />

and easy to handle. Every<br />

employee at the hospital is able<br />

to operate the transport vehicle<br />

after only a brief period of initial<br />

training. Even heavy and bulky<br />

items can be loaded/unloaded<br />

by just one person without any<br />

degree of difficulty.<br />

“This allows us to save time and<br />

personnel. In addition to the<br />

highest degree of safety, the<br />

CARGOLOADER®, with its<br />

adjustable cargo area, provides a<br />

positive, back-friendly work<br />

environment when loading/<br />

unloading goods”, said Jochen<br />

Weisheit as he talked about the<br />

CARGOLOADER®’s most<br />

compelling advantages.<br />

The LVR Clinic in Bonn consists<br />

of eight departme nts and with<br />

more than 800 inpatient/outpatient<br />

treatment units, it is one<br />

of the largest healthcare<br />

facilities in the region. At several<br />

other locations/treatment<br />

centres, including Euskirchen,<br />

Meckenheim, and Eitorf,<br />

psychiatric and neurological<br />

care is true to the motto „Quality<br />

for People”.<br />

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CUSTOMERSTORY<br />

„In order to meet the highest<br />

quality standards on a day-today<br />

basis, we especially put a lot<br />

of emphasis on the freshlyserved<br />

meals that our patients<br />

enjoy three times a day. The<br />

CARGOLOADER® is a reliable<br />

problem solver and plays a key<br />

role in quality assurance”,<br />

Jochen Weisheit added.<br />

The LVR Clinic in Bonn depends<br />

on the CARGOLOADER®<br />

RCP 50.1. This model has a gross<br />

vehicle weight (GVW) of 5,000<br />

kg and a maximum payload<br />

capacity of 2,230 kg.<br />

An all-rounder for internal<br />

logistics and general transport<br />

assignments, this special<br />

transport vehicle is, of course,<br />

permitted on public streets.<br />

The CARGOLOADER® is suitable<br />

for a great variety of tasks. The<br />

The RUTHMANNCARGOLOADER ® vehicles in operation at the LVR Clinic are<br />

equipped with backup cameras for safer maneuvering when loading/unloading<br />

in hard-to-access areas.<br />

automatic lowering feature<br />

enables convenient loading/<br />

unloading at ground level and<br />

the cargo areas/containers are<br />

interchangeable.<br />

RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG<br />

has enjoyed national and<br />

international success in the<br />

special transport truck sector<br />

since 1949. CARGOLOADER®<br />

vehicles were once known as<br />

Niederflurhubwagen. Then and<br />

now, these vehicles are a highly<br />

efficient way of transporting and<br />

distributing goods the modern<br />

way. •<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

Management training – healthy and effective leadership<br />

Our supervisors and managers receive training on a regular basis. All had the opportunity to participate<br />

in one of four “healthy and effective leadership“ training sessions.<br />

Topics of discussion included:<br />

• Developing a common<br />

awareness of health in the<br />

framework of efficient<br />

leadership and supervision<br />

• Inventory and analysis:<br />

healthy leadership and<br />

supervision at Ruthmann<br />

• Input and clarification of<br />

requirements, conditions and<br />

structures<br />

• The 4 principles of good<br />

leadership (Sedlak)<br />

• Specific case studies and<br />

development of possible<br />

approaches<br />

The results and proposed<br />

measures were then presented<br />

to the general manager in a<br />

timely manner. •<br />

Cooking classes – healthy takeaways<br />

Our employees have the<br />

opportunity to participate in<br />

various sessions/courses<br />

regularly offered through our<br />

occupational health<br />

management initiative.<br />

This time, employees had the<br />

chance to improve their cooking<br />

skills. A cooking course not only<br />

promotes healthy eating, but<br />

also strengthens team spirit and<br />

improves group dynamics. It is<br />

the perfect opportunity for<br />

employees to get to know and<br />

understand one another better<br />

in a fun-filled atmosphere.<br />

More than 45 employees took<br />

part in 3 different cooking<br />

courses offered at Elly’s<br />

Culinary School in Gescher.<br />

Together, participants learned<br />

how to prepare a healthy<br />

breakfast, make smoothies,<br />

create sweet but healthy snacks,<br />

and cook small meals that can<br />

be taken to work and enjoyed at<br />

lunchtime or during break<br />

periods. Practical and tasty! •<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

2nd Project Day: Kindergarten children discover technology<br />

and In|du|strie<br />

Kindergarten children from<br />

Hochmoor enjoyed another<br />

project day at Ruthmann.<br />

With the help and support of<br />

our trainees, 17 children<br />

successfully assembled a<br />

locomotive in the training<br />

workshop. The youngsters<br />

learned how production<br />

machinery works and how<br />

individual components are<br />

fabricated. They also discovered<br />

parts. The result: 17 different<br />

and very unique locomotives.<br />

Each child was then allowed to<br />

take home his/her own creation<br />

along with the blueprint that<br />

was used to construct it.<br />

step-by-step instructions.<br />

The visit also gave trainees<br />

the opportunity to familiarize<br />

themselves with the<br />

Kindergarten. Everyone<br />

played a game of soccer<br />

afterwards.<br />

The project will recommence<br />

with a new group in the<br />

autumn of <strong>2015</strong>. •<br />

how to sort, identify, assemble,<br />

and screw together individual<br />

On the 3rd and 4th Project Day,<br />

two trainees visited the children<br />

in their familiar surroundings in<br />

the Kindergarten. This time, the<br />

trainees and children assembled<br />

LEGO sets by following<br />

Impressum<br />

„<strong>Experience</strong>“; <strong>Issue</strong>: <strong>Autumn</strong> 01/<strong>2015</strong><br />

Publisher:<br />

Ruthmann GmbH & Co. KG.<br />

Address:<br />

Von-Braun-Straße 4<br />

48712 Gescher-Hochmoor<br />

Germany<br />

Phone: +49 2863 204-0<br />

Fax: +49 2863 204-5312<br />

www.ruthmann.de<br />

info@ruthmann.de<br />

Editorial office:<br />

Gregor Schlingschröder, Stefanie David, Christina Albinus,<br />

Vera Nienkötter<br />

Photographic images:<br />

Ruthmann GmbH & Co. KG, COEmarketing GmbH, High<br />

Access Group<br />

Layout and typesetting:<br />

COEmarketing GmbH, Coesfeld, www.coemarketing.de<br />

Copy-editing and translation:<br />

COEmarketing GmbH, Coesfeld, www.coemarketing.de<br />

Print:<br />

Druckerei Lage, Borken, www.druckerei-lage.de<br />

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STEIGER ® TB 270+<br />

INNOVATION<br />

UP HIGH!<br />

RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG | www.ruthmann.de

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