Truck-based skylifters are the perfect solution if you need to assemble wind turbines, repair power lines or clean glazed façades. They allow you to work at great heights and to access hard-to-reach areas. They need to meet the highest standards when it comes to stability and occupational safety, as working heights of up to 100 metres are not uncommon.
To help you to aim for even higher business targets and reach them safely, MAN skylifters combine powerful engines with maximum safety, economic efficiency and stability.
With ranges of over 40 m, skylifters offer an impressive working radius. However, when swinging the boom out at great heights, there is a risk that the working platform will overhang and the vehicle will end up tipping. To stop this from happening, the chassis needs to be extremely stable.
Thanks to a finely tuned synergy of different measures, MAN skylifters offer you maximum stability with high load centres.
Since skylifters often need to be deployed to areas on open terrain, such as power lines, or in hard-to-reach inner-city streets, such as glazed façades, the vehicles need to be able to travel quickly and easily over various surfaces and in tight spaces.
MAN skylifters are extraordinarily manoeuvrable and versatile due to their short wheelbases and compact design. The individual start-up and gear-shift strategies of the MAN TipMatic® gearbox make manoeuvring easier, even when space is extremely limited. The selectable MAN HydroDrive® front-wheel drive supports you on rough terrain and provides the necessary traction – and it is 400 kg lighter than a typical all-wheel drive. When all-wheel drive is required, we provide support with the MAN TipMatic Dx all-wheel drive gear-shift program.
Despite the wide range of MAN skylifters, individual bodies are required for specific application areas. It must be possible to implement these bodies quickly and cost-effectively.
MAN trucks are prepared to meet your individual body needs as standard. The even upper frame edge with a practical hole pattern makes assembly easier for the body manufacturers. With their exhaust being either set further back or moved to the right, they offer plenty of space for the installation of hydraulic supports. Driver's cabs with a roof lowering function and a 10° or 16° slope ensure optimal superstructure capability.
As truck-based skylifters transport the materials, tools and machines required for the job, as well as the workers, load capacities of up to 600 kg are not uncommon. Chassis need to be designed to carry a high payload.
We consistently invest in light-weight construction to ensure that you can always make the most of the payload. You benefit from a large payload advantage thanks to the low chassis weight combined with the powerful MAN engines.
Our vehicles are perfectly tailored to your requirements. Discover our vehicle configurations for working platform bodies here.
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