Producing innovative new models on a continuous basis, has made RUTHMANN the market leader in the large-scale equipment category. The German manufacturer is now focusing on the ever-popular 3.5-t category – its so-called "bread and butter class." The reasons for the new development are as follows: increased market demand, improvement initiatives from RUTHMANNSERVICE, and current requirements now in place, such as the new emissions standards.
RUTHMANN outperforms the rest with its innovative design concept and state-of-the-art technical and electro-hydraulic revisions. Operators enjoy greater reach capacity, increased working height, and added work-basket load capacity.
STEIGER® TBR 260 – inspiring performance
Due to the new development of the "Hi-light Performance“ series, the TBR 260 has gained incredible performance capabilities, compared to the previous top model in this category. The STEIGER® TBR 260 features a whopping 26-m working height and 17-m reach capacity. This easily exceeds the abilities of the previous model – the STEIGER® TBR 250. The 1.6 m of additional working height and 0.7 m of increased reach capacity can be attributed to RUTHMANN’s brilliant design concept. The basket-load capacity has also increased by a full 20 kg – from 230 kg to 250 kg.
STEIGER® TBR 230 – the all-rounder
Compared to the previous model (the TBR 220), the new STEIGER® TBR 230 offers 1.2 m of additional working height and 1.3 m of increased reach capacity. In total, RUTHMANN’s new STEIGER® TBR 230 features an enormous 23-m working height and 17.5-m reach at 250 kg basket-load capacity.
TBR series popular because of their incredible versatility
The TBR STEIGER® models are so popular with a wide variety of different customers because of their movable jibs (RÜSSEL®). The jib design provides a basket rotation angle of 185°. Models in this series are perfect for a wide variety of tasks and for accessing those hard-to-reach places. RUTHMANN has included the TBR series in its "Hi-light Performance“ range – a new generation of STEIGER® work platforms.
The new TBR 260 and TBR 230 offer greater performance capabilities than the previous tried-and-tested TBR 250 and TBR 220 models. Four simultaneous movements are now possible on the new models. Lifting, swiveling, telescoping, jib (RÜSSEL®) up/down movements, and additional basket rotations can all be controlled from inside the work basket. The basket rotation works electro-hydraulically, responding quickly and smoothly thanks to the worm-gear drive mechanism. Premium steel construction and a new base-frame and basket console design greatly enhance performance and stability at the job site.
Same parts = same operation
The focus on utilizing identical STEIGER® parts ensures easy and intuitive multi-model handling. This also benefits TBR-series operators when it comes to maintenance, repair, and parts availability.
Chassis selection and special equipment for a variety of configurations
TBR 230 customers can choose between Mercedes Sprinter and Iveco chassis. The TBR 260 model is currently available on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis.
Building-façade cleaners, construction contractors, municipalities, traffic-signal technicians, and electric-utility providers will have a wider variety of chassis to choose from in the future. RUTHMANN offers these customers heavier 5-t chassis (with HV outriggers) or 10.5-t chassis (with S-outriggers). These categories are also interesting for customers for whom the benefits associated with the 3.5-t class are not a determining factor. RUTHMANN’s new TBR models in the "Hi-light Performance“ range feature sophisticated, state-of-the-art optional extras. The Secondary Guarding System (SGS) is particularly noteworthy. With SGS, the operator in the work basket is better protected from entrapment hazards. For more information, please visit:
Other optional extras include adjustable spotlights, floor protection, storage containers, marker lights, etc.
RUTHMANN has issued separate press releases for the entire TB(R) Hi-light series.
RUTHMANN has become the driving force for innovation in the 3.5-t category. For the German manufacturer, changing market conditions are always the motivating factors for performance enhancements. Models in the TBR series – with their improved performance capabilities – exceed current customer expectations. The new generation of STEIGER® models in the 3.5-t category feature increased operating performance and maximized stability and versatility at the job site. With these exciting new models in their fleet, equipment rental companies can look forward to a higher utilization rate. Customers from a wide variety of different sectors can take full advantage of access platforms built for rugged, everyday activities.