Ruthmann Steiger TU 285 powered access platform

The Ruthmann TU285 is an extremely compact truck mounted MEWP (mobile elevating work platform) which is perfect for providing safe work at height in cramped city centre locations. It has a working height of up to 28.5 meters and a lateral outreach of up to 20.5 meters, very handy when you can’t position the MEWP directly below your work site.

The upper boom has been designed to be exceptionally long allowing it to be manoeuvred over objects to access hard to reach places. The tower section of the boom is located at the rear of the truck giving the operator unprecedented sensitivity and precision of positioning.

This powered access platform has a 320 kg cage load capacity which allows you to safely lift both you and your work equipment to your high level working position. Mounted on a 7.49 tonne vehicle this truck mounted MEWP is available for hire with one of our trained operators.

We have a great range of cherry pickers for hire in a range of sizes to suit any project, contact us today for more information about our range of specialist powered access platforms available for hire throughout the UK.

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MEWP Statistics

Working Height (M):

Total Weight:
7490 KG

Cage Dimensions:
1.70m x 0.86m

MAX Loading:

Platform Height (M):

Truck Length (M):

Cage Extension:

Sitting Inclination:

Lateral Outreach:

Truck Height:

Cage Capacity:
320 KG

Jib Angle:


Cage Rotation:
2 x 90°


  • MAN TGL 8.180 4×2 BB / 3600 C-Fhs E6
  • This cherry picker is available for hire with one of our trained MEWP operators
  • Vehicle width 2.52 metres

Ease of Use:

  • Operated from the basket or via ground controls


  • World Renowned Ruthmann German engineered components


  • Fully integrated computer safety systems


  • 320 kg basket capacity
  • Outstanding lateral outreach for it’s class
  • A short and compact truck mounted cherry picker, ideal for working in cities


  • Fully computerised self-levelling system


  • Basket control
  • Emergency ground controls


  • Carrying capacity of 320kg
  • MEWP basket size 1.7m x 0.86m

Fly Jib:


Special Features:

  • Narrow jacking available on one or both sides


A short and compact cherry picker, we can see the TU285 being particularly useful for high-level projects in towns and city centres.  This cherry picker will be useful for a wide variety or work at height including building maintenance, roof inspections and roof repairs, glass installation, cladding install and maintenance, telecoms installation and repair, street lighting installation and repair, sign installation, window cleaning, industrial cleaning and tree pruning

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