If you’re in the market for a new or used bucket truck, certainly you have come across Altec. Altec bucket trucks are the largest and most popular cherry pickers and digger trucks on the market. They are known for quality work and having parts that are easy to find and come at a reasonable price. Whether you’re involved in data, sign and light, or forestry and used bucket trucks, digger derricks or aerial lifts, you have more than likely worked on an Altec truck.
Although Altec has been in business over 70 years, they have been on the cutting edge of line truck technology. Because they have been able to adapt and meet consumer demands, they have been able to grow into the manufacturer they are today. Altec’s product lines are suitable for pretty much any budget or use. These lines range from the Hi-Line Series (150′ height) to the F-Set (mounted tool set on the cab chasis). They’re product lines are designed for each niche.
The F-Set product line has different versions under it, not unlike the Hi-Line series. Each product line has a variation that can cater to the needs of different industries and types of work. There is also the Altec L-Series which boasts the L36A Articulating Over-center Aerial Device that has a height of 42′ and can reach 28′ on its sides. The main draw from the L36A is that is a very versatile piece of equipment. It doesn’t need outriggers and it has much more storage than most models.
Altec is easily the largest and most popular manufacturer of bucket trucks but, the competition is increasing their quality, affordability, and market share. Why? My thinking is because there isn’t much big brand competition. I feel that Altec is in such big control of the market for new and used utility trucks that any competition will show an immediate effect on their sales. It is my guess that Altec’s buckets are some 90% of the U.S. market and the rest of the manufacturers are forced to compete or try to gain share internationally.
Where other brands fall short, Altec picks up the slack. They are and have been, the leading manufacturer of bucket trucks, digger derricks, and aerial lifts. Not only do they produce quality equipment that keep your business running, they have parts that are readily available and at a lower price than the rest. When you own an or a Fleet, you own a solid investment that will most definitely bring you a return on investment. Altec comes highly recommended by Southwest Equipment in Lewisville, TX.