use the benefits of first class German engineering

discover the benefits of the HEIGHT performance range

Advantage #1

Extended boom unlocks new working-area dimensions

Advantage #2

Extended jib with increased agility opens up new dimensions in versatility

Advantage #3

Roomy working cage

Advantage #4

RUTHMANN “Material winch” or "Lift-Up System"

Advantage #5

diverse truck brands

Advantage #6

Multifunctional support control for maximum efficiency

Advantage #7

State-of-the-art, multi-bevelled boom technology

Advantage #8

Solid performance even BELOW GROUND


An outstanding long telescoping upper boom

  • Greater over/ behind operational capabilities
  • Better performance when working below ground (to 24‘-7“)
  • Increased lateral reach

Roomy, solid, and convenient working cage

  • 2 X 90° cage rotation
  • Hydraulically-extendable standard cage

Load moment indicator (LMI)

  • Optimized lateral reach in all directions
  • Fully-variable support system (all four outriggers are individually
  • controlled) with automatic allocation at the job-site


  • All popular makes
  • All types of cabs

Jib (RÜSSEL®) has 180° swivel range

  • Movable jib for enhanced agility

Increased working cage load capacity

  • To 1,323 lbs
  • Wide range of accessories includes RUTHMANN „Material winch“ or "Lift-Up System" for convenient loading/ lifting of objects

Optimized height to weight ratio

  • Lighter with greater efficiency and agility.
  • Greater lateral reach on a compact unit
  • Less support load/pressure on weight-sensitive surfaces

Compact design

  • Increased mobility in traffic
  • Access to areas (backstreets, passageways) that had previously been inaccessible
Special Features
  • 1,323 lbs cage load capacity.
  • Telescoping main and upper boom with movable jib (RÜSSEL®)
    made of high-strength steel.
  • Generous cable carrier with ample room for additional cables
    and hoses.
  • All aerial work platforms in the HEIGHT performance-series
    are made to accommodate economical base vehicles in their
  • Four-wheel drive trucks are available for all models in the
    HEIGHT performance-series.
  • One of the best working height/total weight ratios in the
  • Compact and agile design, for reduced height in travel position,
    the upper boom and main boom are placed side by side.
  • For shorter length in travel position, the working cage is stored
    behind the driver’s cab.
  • Load moment indicator (LMI) for maximum utilization of work
  • Hydraulic telescoping working cage (to 12‘-6“).
    Fully adjustable horizontal/vertical support mechanism with
    good leveling capacity.
  • Automatic, remote control stabilizing/leveling at the job site.
  • Accurate, sensitive, and quick control of boom movements
    through RUTHMANN’s own control system.
  • Main control panel in working cage, secondary and outrigger
    control at the rear of both sides of the vehicle for visual monitoring
    of support procedure. All control panels are backlit and
    weather resistant.
  • Displays on the main control panel in the working cage and
    secondary/emergency control panels on the chassis provide
    all key operational data (height, lateral reach, cage load, and
    error code).
  • Variable working cage load with real time display of current
  • 180° swivel range of jib (RÜSSEL®).
  • Information and fault diagnosis system
  • Emergency lowering device: electrically from the working cage
    and hydraulically/mechanically from the chassis.
  • Four outrigger pads with brackets.
  • Engine start/shut-off from all control panels.

Great Variety of Chassis

mountable on most class comercial chassis

This powerful truck-mounted aerial platforms can be mounted onto numerous chassis from a great variety of different manufacturers. Four–wheel drive chassis can also be utilized.

Chassis types available
+ all common makes
+ standard gear or 4 x 4 wheel gear
+ divers cab variants

Application & Possibilities

  • RUTHMANN T 175A working on a wind turbine blade
  • RUTHMANN T 175A working on a wind turbine blade
  • RUTHMANN T 175A working on a wind turbine blade
  • RUTHMANN T 175A working on a wind turbine blade
  • RUTHMANN T175A on radio mast
  • RUTHMANN T 235A on radio mast
  • RUTHMANN T 235A on radio mast
  • RUTHMANN T 235A on radio mast
  • RUTHMANN T 235A on radio mast
  • RUTHMANN T 235A on radio mast
5 stage telescopic main boom and a telescopic upper boom with fiberglass section

The brand new Skybird 215I is the result of a unique collaboration between TIME and Ruthmann. The base unit is a 5 stage telescopic Ruthmann while the insulated upper boom and cage have been developed by TIME.

Skybird 215I specifications

  • ANSI A92.2 Cat. A (500 kV)
  • 66.0 m working height
  • 32.0 m outreach (at 100 kg)
  • 28.0 m outreach (at 600 kg)
  • 600 kg combined cage + material handler capacity
  • 300 kg material handler capacity
  • 500° non cont. turret rotation
  • Fiber optic controls
The Skybird 215I mounted on a Freightliner chassis. The Skybird is available both on American and European chassis.

Unique features

  • As the only unit in its category, the Skybird 215I has a telescopic upper boom which allows the unit to access a greater range of worksites.
  • The outreach is variable depending on the cage load  and features an impressive 32.0 metres of outreach at loads below 100 kg. This feature gives the Skybird 215I the largest working area in its class.
  • The upper and lower control panels feature fiber optic controls with 2 joysticks and a cleartext display with sensor outputs and error diagnostics.
  • Several automatic functions are available including the memory function (in which the platform remembers a fixed position) and auto setup and packing programmes.


  • Working height 108 ft
  • Horizontal reach 69 ft
  • Below CDL at 24,900 lbs
  • The new dimension of access
  • flexibility in Nothern America



  • No CDL - drive with regular US driver´s license
  • Width in travel posistion 8 ft 3 in
  • Max. outrigger width only 12 ft 5 in - only one side blocked
  • Weight 24,900 lbs


  • Working height 108 ft
  • Horizontal reach 69 ft
  • Basket size 67 x 34 inch
  • Jib rotation 185°
  • Turret rotation 500° (2 x 250°)
  • Basket load capacity 700 lbs
  • Basket rotation 2 x 90°
  • Set up inclination 5°
  • Easy basket entry
  • Auto outrigger setting and leveling


  • Chosen for its durability
  • Chosen for its extensive service network nationwide
  • Powered with 6.7 liter Power Stroke Diesel
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Very well-known and proven in North America
  • Compact and easy to drive
  • No CDL


  • Reduced logistic effort
  • Fast set-up time
  • High mobility
  • Longer outreach in comparison to other access segments
    Small outrigger foot print, including variable positioning and auto leveling system
  • Self drive unit - no CDL required
  • Eliminates a second driver


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map RUTHMANN is expanding to North America

RUTHMANN is expanding to North America

RUTHMANN, the manufacturer of aerial working platforms from Gescher in Münsterland, Germany, has effective June 01, 2018 established its own subsidiary RUTHMANN North America L.P. to further expand its global growth strategy to also include North America.

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RUTHMANN EAGLE T 108 A - truck-mounted aerial platform for Upgrade Services

The first Eagle has landed in New York

During a roadshow conducted in eastern USA in June 2017, we were able to explain our innovative concept and many benefits to a large number of interested work platform professionals. Upgrade Services seized the opportunity and purchased the very first EAGLE T 108 A.

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Blade Platforms United States relies on HEIGHT performance-model

Our American sales and service partners TIME sold a RUTHMANN T 175 A - mounted on a 4-axle Freightliner - to the American working platform rental company Blade Platforms.

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Contact RUTHMANN North America L.P.

Contact person:
Tom Goyer, Vice President

Ruthmann North America L.P.
1230 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 3100
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cell. Ph. +1 513-678-8101
E-Mail: tom.goyer@ruthmann.us

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Contact for HEIGHT Performance series and Skybird 215-I

Click here to find you distributor in U.S. or Canada.

Time Manufacturing
North & South America

Contact person: Greg DeJonghe

P.O. Box 20368
Waco, Texas 76702-0368
Phone: 254-399-2100
Toll Free: 800-825-1085


Contact for EAGLE T 108 A

your sales and service partner for Nothern Amercia

Contact person:
Mr. Ebbe Christensen, President

ReachMaster, Inc.
1416 D Stonehollow Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
Cell. Ph. +1 281 435 4003
E-Mail: ehc@reachmaster.com



aerial platform truck mount specialist since 1954


Over 12,000 aerial work platforms in use around the world. More than 230 "Height perfomance"-units sold worldwide.


More than 38 different models to choose from with working heights from 36 – 328 ft.

Unique Technology:

The unique movable jib (RÜSSEL®) provides increased agility and the outstanding long upper boom unlocks exciting new work area dimensions.

Wide range of equipment options:

With approx. 200 additional features to choose from, all models can be equipped to suit your individual needs.