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Specialty Equipment Spotlight: Utility Bucket Trucks

Specialty Equipment Spotlight: Utility Bucket Trucks

Published on: February 6, 2020

Categories: Danella News, Rentals

Hi-Rail Compatible for Railroad Contractors

Perfect for Railroad Contractors

Reaching as high as 41’ to 55’ and backed by Danella’s superior maintenance and service, Utility Bucket Trucks are in-demand specialty rentals. Their hi-rail compatibility makes them particularly popular among railroad contractors, Class 1 railroads, and short-line and commuter rail companies. Rental contracts tend to be longer term, ranging from a month to more than a year.

“When railroad traffic is on the line, it’s important to go with a company you can rely on,” explains Steve Bolte, Danella’s Vice President of Business Development for North America. “Danella maintains the equipment fleet well, with equipment that is often newer than what’s available at many rental companies. This fact reduces the risk of malfunction. If something does go wrong, we are incredibly responsive and available 24/7. The combination of all these things explains why our utility bucket trucks are in steady demand.”

Not Sure Which Utility Bucket Trucks You Need?

Most rental inquiries for utility bucket trucks are straightforward, but when they’re not, Danella helps. “Renters unsure of height needs or other specifications can rely on us to walk them through their needs. We then carefully map those needs to our inventory,” Bolte says. “Depending on the size of the truck and the nature of the work, sometimes you need hitch packages, shunts, and other add-on necessities.”

Whatever the specifics of the rental, Danella’s team is ready to respond quickly.  

“We get out and get problems solved as fast as possible, or provide a different vehicle in the off chance a truck can’t be fixed on site,” Bolte says, noting the importance of this support for projects that impede rail traffic.

Interested in renting a utility bucket truck for your hi-rail project? Reach out to Steve Bolte at