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. Usually, telescoping boom lifts are used for tasks which need reaching at maximum height, exceeding other kinds of lifts. Like for example, employees could perform exterior renovations or repairs on buildings of medium height but using these lifts as opposed to having the additional work of setting up an outside elevator or a pulley system.
The bucket of the boom lift usually just holds one worker. These buckets are better suitable to particular jobs such as electrical repair, as opposed to window washing or general maintenance. These lifts are available with both outdoor and indoor tires and are available in gas or electric configurations.
Scissor lifts are named for the cross-braces under the work platform. These braces squeeze together to be able to push the platform straight up. As these kinds of equipment should be positioned directly beneath the work site, compared to boom lifts, these units are way more limited in their use.
Scissor lifts do, on the other hand, offer larger platforms which enable the operator controlling the lift to access a larger work surface when the lift is raised. With scissor lifts, all-terrain capability is less of a problem with these models, because they must sit on flat ground in order to be used. Scissor lifts are ideal for being utilized for window installation or cladding, since they provide the workers with the desired mobility; they are also a great alternative for exterior repairs or window cleaning applications.
Boom Trucks vs. Cranes
The boom truck or cherry picker refers to the utility vehicle often utilized to raise personnel for various tasks performed at heights. Generally, these types of trucks have a cab. It is here where the driver sits and controls the machine. There is a bucket for where the employee can stand in addition to a winch for carrying and an actuator arm for raising the boom.
Cherry pickers could lift workers up to heights which were previously inaccessible. The cranes function is to lift both heavy supplies and equipment for one location to another. There are different kinds of cranes which could carry out a variety of purposes. Both of these different kinds of equipment excel at various tasks and are great for certain applications and completing particular jobs.