Telescoping Boom Lifts
Telescoping booms lifts are designed to mount a work bucket on a straight, extendable arm which is located on a rotating turntable. Typically, telescoping boom lifts are used for jobs which require reaching at maximum height, exceeding other kinds of lifts. For example, workers could carry out exterior renovations or repairs on medium sized buildings but using these lifts as opposed to having the additional work of setting up a pulley system or an outside elevator.
The boom lift is only designed to hold one individual. These buckets are more suited to particular tasks like electrical repair, as opposed to window washing or general maintenance. These lifts are available in electric and gas configurations and are available with both indoor and outdoor tires.
Below the scissor lifts work platform are the cross braces in which the machine gets its name. When the braces move together it pushes the platform straight up. As these types of equipment must be directly positioned beneath the work site, as opposed to boom lifts, these units are way more limited in their use.
Scissor lifts do, however, offer bigger platforms which allow the operator controlling the lift to access a bigger work surface when the lift is raised. With scissor lifts, all-terrain capability is less of an issue with these types of equipment, since they must sit on flat ground in order to be utilized. Scissor lifts are ideal for being utilized for window installation or cladding, as they provide the workers with the desired mobility; they are also a good choice for window cleaning applications or exterior repairs.
Boom Trucks vs. Cranes
The cherry picker or boom truck refers to the utility vehicle often utilized to raise workers for various jobs performed at heights. Typically, these types of trucks have a cab. It is here where the operator sits and controls the machinery. There is a bucket for where the worker can stand in addition to an actuator arm for lifting the boom and a winch for carrying.
Boom trucks take workers to heights which would usually be inaccessible. The function of cranes is to raise heavy materials or equipment from one place to another. There are different types of cranes that could carry out a variety of purposes. Both of these different types of equipment excel at various jobs and are great for specific applications and completing certain jobs.