Thursday, July 30, 2015

A well equipped RAM Utility Truck utilized by TECO, Tampa, Florida


By Steve Taylor

This bucket truck in Tampa, Florida is being used for maintenance on Street Lights. Bucket trucks are used for raising workers up near electrical utility poles for maintenance. Insulated buckets trucks are used to protect workers from danger from high voltage wires.




This RAM diesel powered chassis and Utility Body is outfitted with a Pedestal Mounted Man Basket. This boom set up has the longest reach that can be used without outriggers!

This body has all kinds of storage space on shelving behind the closed cabinet doors. Notice the extra storage for long tools on the curbside top of the body. The body has an rear extension of the bed allowing access and egress from the bucket. Notice the cross box the full width of the bed underside. Steps w/ railing are integrated into the extension on the curbside. A wheel chock cradle is crafted into the side of the body.

Other interesting equipment are the built in traffic cone holder, the attachment of parts buckets below the rear, the  cooler and water bottles, a basic requirement in this Florida sub-tropical climate!



Guest Post by Steve Taylor: Steve specializes in lean six sigma process improvement. He focuses on consulting with landscape / snow removal contractors, truck fleets, equipment distributors 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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