Urban Forestry Unit

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Experience small size with a big reach. The Urban Forestry Unit (DTAX-45) is the only Class 5 aerial lift with a chipper box in the tree care industry with a reach of 50 feet.

“Our customers are looking for every advantage they can get and being able to reach fifty feet from a smaller 4 wheel drive chassis is ideal. They can accomplish a large number of jobs more cost effectively and efficiently,“ said Loren Top, Dur-A-Lift’s national sales manager. Read more here.

The Urban Forestry Unit was built just for the tree care industry. The compact unit features a 7 cubic yard chipper box with a hydraulic cylinder lift that allows for easy dumping. The basket rotates 180 dregree and inlcudes a four axis single hand joystick at the upper control. The negative boom angle allows for ground access from the basket.




Height to bottom of platform 45'
Working height 50'
Side reach 30'
Stowed travel height 11' 1"
Basket capacity 350#
Articulating arm travel 0 to 80
Main boom travel -25 to 78
Extension travel 120"


Standard features


  • Proportional controls

  • Lower controls with override located at the turntable

  • Engine start/stop from the basket

  • Individual control levers

Hydraulic System

  • Rated pressure is 2200 PSI

  • Operating pressure is 2000 PSI

  • Opecenter hydraulic system

  • 180º rotating basket

Mechanical System

  • Telescoping and articulating boom action

  • Offset main boom reduces travel height

  • Shear ball rotation driven

  • Fully enclosed worm gear box

  • Non-continuous rotation

  • Insulated extension boom 46 kV DTAX

  • 24” x 24” x 42” basket

  • 110V outlet at upper controls DTAXS



  • Single hand joystick upper control

  • Outrigger or torsiobars

  • 12 volt DC backup

  • Fixed basket position (side or end)

  • Basket offered ivarious sizes and configurations

  • Basket liner 50 kV DTAX

  • Main boom fiberglass insert DTAX

  • Chassis isolator art boom fiberglass insert DTAX

  • Continuous rotation

  • Tool trays of various sizes

  • Basket and control cover

  • Upper and lower hydraulic tool circuits

  • Special paint color



The Urban Forestry Unit is available in insulated or non-insulated formats. (Both with full pressure controls)

DTAX-45 - insulated
DTAXS-45 - non-insulated


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