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  • Ruthmann GmbH & Co KG
  • Von-Braun-Str. 4
  • 48712 Gescher-Hochmoor

RUTHMANN STEIGER® TB 270 Makes World Debut at bauma 2010 - RUTHMANN starts “bauma-World Cup-Lottery”

(PresseBox) (Gescher-Hochmoor, ) Key message of this press release: At bauma 2010 in Munich, RUTHMANN will be presenting its newest innovation, the STEIGER® TB 270 for base vehicles 3.5 tons. This new design offers unprecedented performance data and the most innovative, state-of-the-art technology. The “A+” sales promotion concept highlights the many advantages in a clear and concise manner. After its great success with the previous top model, the TB 220, RUTHMANN is now well-equipped to face current and future challenges in the 3.5 ton truck-mounted aerial platforms category.

bauma 2010 is the world-leading trade show for construction machinery and equipment. It will take place in Munich, Germany from April 19th until April 25th.

RUTHMANN will use this special event to introduce its brand new STEIGER® TB 270.

The well-known German company manufactures state-of-the-art, professional truck-mounted aerial platforms. At bauma 2010, RUTHMANN will be showcasing several versions of this new model at stand # 1006/4 in the outside area. Trade show visitors from all over the world will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy a thrilling ride up to the 27-metre working height level.

After its great success with the popular TB 220 (over 500 models sold), RUTHMANN is now proud to present the very best in the 3.5 ton GVW* (and up) truck-mounted aerial platform category. The 27-metre working height and 14.8-metre outreach have greatly improved the performance data.

*gross vehicle weight

This quantum leap forward can be attributed to innovative and professional material, German engineering and workmanship. Coupled with RUTHMANN’s experience, exceptional quality and perseverance, the company is poised to respond well to market needs and remain a step ahead of the competition.

With the new STEIGER® TB 270, RUTHMANN is showing once again that it is entirely possible to make improvements to products that are already extremely good. The sales promotion concept of the TB 270 is called “A+.” Aside from the above mentioned A+ performance data, the new STEIGER® model offers many other innovations. Only the very best A+ material is used. The boom system on the TB 270, for example, is made of fine-grained steel, unlike those of other manufacturers who use softer and lighter-weight aluminium. The A+ boom is meticulously welded. There is only one seam running along the middle of the upper telescoping boom. The A+ turret called “truss tower” features a completely new and innovative “space-frame design.” It is extremely light yet solid, rigid yet warp-resistant. The A+ working cage is also new. The swivelling angle of 2 times 90° is far superior to that of its predecessor. The working cage also comes with a door which is accessible using the convenient steps on the chassis. In addition, RUTHMANN has increased the maximum carrying capacity of the working cage by 30kg. It can now carry a load of up to 230kg instead of the usual 200kg. The hydrostatic cage adjustments are far superior to electric adjustments used by other manufacturers. Furthermore, the wide choice of base vehicles that can be used is also quite remarkable. The TB 270, for example, can either be mounted onto a 3.5-ton Sprinter, Cabstar and Maxicity chassis as well as base vehicles with an even greater gross vehicle weight (GVW) such as 4-wheel drive or off-road varieties. Even with 2 people in the cab, the GVW limit is never exceeded on any base vehicle equipped with the standard fuel tank.

Finally, the TB 270 comes with the famous, time-tested horizontal/vertical jacking mechanism. It features the same versatile jacking functions/possibilities found on previous models.

The proven RUTHMANN control-system technology, which has just received the internationally-recognized IEC 61508/SIL 2 and SIL 3 safety certification, assures trouble-free handling and provides many different diagnostic possibilities. Production data acquisition (PDA) can also be connected and monitored.

In August 2009, RUTHMANN gave visitors a sneak preview of the new 4th-generation TB series line-up at the Platformers Days trade show in Hohenroda, Germany. By the end of 2009 a total of fifty STEIGER® TB 270 models had been ordered. This amazing statistic illustrates what kind of demand there is for these types of truck-mounted aerial platforms and the degree of confidence that customers have in RUTHMANN products.

The TB 270 model is only the first of a series of models which will be introduced as part of the new STEIGER® TB models of the 4th generation. Three additional TB STEIGER® models, available on a variety of base vehicles (3.5 ton and up), will soon be making their debut. The STEIGER® TBR 200 will feature a totally new, lightweight telescoping boom system with a movable (RÜSSEL®) jib. With the working height of over 20 metres and a swivelling jib, objects can be reached safely, with great agility and accuracy.

The TBR 200 is also very unique in that it is possible for a large box to be mounted onto the loading platform. This is next to impossible with regular telescoping machinery. The features of the TB 270 have been integrated into two additional models. The new TB 230 has a working height of 23 metres while the new TB 190 features a 19-metre working height.

For more information about the models in the new STEIGER® series, RUTHMANN invites its customers and interested parties to attend the daily presentations that will take place at bauma 2010 in Munich, Germany this spring.

RUTHMANN starts “bauma-World Cup-Lottery”

2010 is here. Many national and international events and trade shows will be taking place. RUTHMANN is combining a sales promotion that began on November 15th, 2009 with two major events that are scheduled for 2010.
RUTHMANN announces the: "bauma-World Cup-Lottery!
For the first prize, RUTHMANN will raffle off several trips to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for the quarter final game of the World Cup Soccer Championship. The all-inclusive, worry-free package includes return flight, VIP tickets to the quarter final game, accommodation, transfers, an interesting cultural tour of Port Elizabeth as well as a fascinating day trip to Addo Elephant National Park. Trips to the World Cup will take place between June 30th and July 5th, 2010. The lucky winners will be accompanied by a knowledgeable RUTHMANN staff member.

In order to participate in this exciting lottery, at least one RUTHMANN STEIGER ® model must have been purchased between November 15th, 2009 and 3:59pm on April 25th, 2010 which is the last day of the bauma trade show held in Munich, Germany. The raffle then starts at about 4pm. The lucky winners will know who they are soon afterwards. RUTHMANN values its smaller, individual customers just as much as its larger, fleet customers. All clients have an equal chance of winning.

Additional prizes can also be won. Further details will be revealed prior to and during the bauma 2010 trade show. All interested parties and customers are hereby invited to participate in the exciting raffle held at the RUTHMANN booth # 1006/4 (outdoor area) at the bauma trade show in Munich, Germany on April 25th, 2010. For more information about this fascinating event, go to:

Ruthmann GmbH & Co KG

About RUTHMANN in a nutshell:

RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG is an innovative and modern manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial-platforms and special-transport vehicles. The German company is market leader on the domestic and international stage. It is skilfully managed by Heinrich Winkelmann and Heinz-Jürgen Buss.

RUTHMANN products are recognized around the world and go by the following brand names.

1) STEIGER® models are hydraulic truck & caterpillar-mounted aerial platforms with working heights that range from 11 metres to 100.4 metres.

2) CARGOLOADER® models are special truck- transport vehicles with loading areas that can be raised, lowered and exchanged.

3) FLEXILOADER® models are special delivery vans with loading areas that can be raised and lowered.

RUTHMANN offers comprehensive service for all of its products. Within the Supply-Chain Management framework, products are continuously monitored at all stages…..from development to production, from sales to after-sale service. RUTHMANN products provide cost-effective solutions, the highest safety standards and the best-possible quality.

A systematic and customer-oriented approach, decades of experience, highly-skilled personnel, and technical know-how have made RUTHMANN the extremely efficient and reliable organization it is today.

RUTHMANN business data overview:

Business Management: Heinrich Winkelmann & Heinz-Jürgen Buss: managing partner since 2003
Registered Office: Germany: RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG, Von-Braun-Str. 4, 48712 Gescher-Hochmoor
Austria: RUTHMANN Austria GmbH, Liebochstr. 9, 8143 Dobl bei Graz
Customer Service Stations: 8 Customer Service Stations in Germany and Austria:
Germany: D-48727 Gescher-Hochmoor (Münster), D-21217 Seevetal-Meckelfeld (Hamburg), D-6452 Groß-Gerau (Frankfurt), D-14822 Borkheide (Berlin), D-71272 Renningen (Stuttgart), D-85053 Ingolstadt
Austria: A-8143 Dobl (Graz), 2344 Maria Enzersdorf (near Wien)
Personnel: ~ 300 employees
Products: STEIGER®, FLEXILOADER®, CARGOLOADER® (elevating truck)
Business Volume: > 50 Mill. Euro / Year

Further information about RUTHMANN can be found at