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A Reminder to Make Hurtman Rescue Training Reflective of Real-World Scenarios

For the last several years, Terex Utilities has been a proud sponsor of the equipment used for Hurtman Rescue competitions held during the International Lineman’s Rodeo. The purpose of the Hurtman Rescue is to demonstrate speed while safely lowering an injured worker (represented by a mannequin), who is unconscious, from the top of the pole. Speed is important because...

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Rent, Lease or Buy?

Changing interest rates, new tax regulations, and uncertain financial policies have been common themes in today’s world. Below are some reasons to re-evaluate your financing options, which should also...

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Meet Other Equipment Users, Get Personalized Training

To support users of Terex digger derricks and bucket trucks, Terex Utilities offers both online and in person training opportunities. Programs and material vary depending...

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Guidelines to Follow When Disinfecting Work Trucks

The need for frequent and thorough disinfecting of work trucks like aerial devices and digger derricks arose and became a relatively new task for operators at the beginning of the pandemic – and remains applicable today. It’s a good idea to...

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Preparing your Digger Derrick for Storage

Utilities may be required to store digger derricks over certain periods of time due to a variety of reasons – such as the equipment is a part of a reserve fleet for storm response or not needed at a job site. When this occurs and the digger needs to be stored or parked...

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Why Application Should Drive the Spec when Ordering a Bucket Truck or Digger Derrick

For utility companies, nearly every bucket truck or digger derrick purchased is a custom machine. Utilities can take several steps that will help to streamline spec’ing and quoting, while still achieving a purpose-built truck that meets the needs of the organization. There are a number of potential benefits. Customers can...

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The Evolution of the Digger Derrick

Digger Derricks are one of the most important multiskilled tools on a utility construction project. At first glance of these machines, it is clear to see they are built for a multitude of tasks- from digging holes and lifting and setting poles to turning screw anchors and setting transformers.

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Safety Minute: Bucket Truck Operational Reminders

When an aerial device arrives on site, before work begins, operators should conduct a site survey to identify potential hazards. After following proper setup procedures...

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Base Your Preventative Maintenance Schedule on Actual Work Conditions

Fleet managers know that preventative maintenance is critical to keeping bucket trucks and digger derricks running safely and at peak efficiency. But the key to keeping costs low and uptime high is a maintenance plan that goes beyond...

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