What Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
An articulating boom lift is an industrial machinery which is utilized in various applications from electrical repair to construction. These extremely maneuverable lifts make working at heights much safer and efficient.
Articulating booms are also known as knuckle boom lifts. These machines could reach heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the specific lift.
The articulating boom has a large arm or boom with multiple bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms which enable the articulating lifts to reach over things and outwards in addition to upwards.
Telescoping vs. Articulating
Telescoping or straight boom lifts have a working height that ranges from forty six to eighty six feet. Unlike articulating lifts, these ones do not contain elbows and extend in a straight line. This simplifies some of the lift training but also restricts the areas that could be reached with it.
The articulating boom lift design makes them the most able to negotiate around obstacles and objects. These lifts are available in electrical models, have zero tail swing and are convenient for indoor application. These particular kinds of lifts are perfect for crowded work situations.
Skyjack has made the A-Series Articulating Boom with many of their most reliable and efficient design features. The SJ 46AJ offers an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation which is standard equipped. Due to the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight areas, this specific model offers zero tail swing as well.
Skyjack is popular for its positive traction for extreme terrains. A lot of their machinery provide axle based 4WD. These machinery are known for having a rugged and dependable drive train and proven low maintenance. Additionally, the AJ has been designed with a rear axle hydraulic differential unlock and lock switch. This enables the operator to lock the rear differential when traveling on rough ground.