Monday, May 4, 2015

Power Line Crew Uses Trucks to Reach For The SKY


When High Voltage power lines need repair or replacement, it requires truck mounted buckets and cranes. This operation in Hillsborough County, FL is being performed by SPE Group out of Port Huron, MI. The height of the electrical power lines require bucket trucks and crane trucks built to withstand the loads induced by the occupied bucket and arms and the length, as well as the load of the crane.

International Tandem with utility style body and bucket lift.

Notice the beefy outriggers on this body!


This larger view of this power line operation shows the trucks required, a total of five,
large and small. Light duty trucks are used to transport the crew to the site.


Bucket truck shown with outriggers extended and in place.


Learn more about SPE Group at:  http://www.spepower.com/

Guest post by Steve Taylor: Steve is a consultant in lean six sigma process improvement and specializes in fleets and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is: http://www.upstreamsource.com

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