When reaching up and overtop of obstacles mounted on floors, machinery and equipment, articulating man lifts are the perfect alternative. These machinery are capable of reaching high positions which are not easily accessed by a telescopic or straight boom lift.
What Is an Articulated Boom Lift?
The cherry picker or articulated boom lift is hydraulically powered lift that could easily access, elevated places above ground level. An articulated boom lift is controlled by the operator from a panel that is situated in the bucket.
The various components of the articulated boom allow it to travel in different directions. For example, a boom lift can travel both horizontally and vertically, as opposed to a scissor lift, that only has vertical travel capability. The boom lift can easily reach over big obstacles by being able to travel in opposing directions. This boom is supported by and attached to a grounded vehicle.
Boom lifts are normally used by window fitters and construction crews who require a stable and strong platform on which to stand when completing work on the outside of a building. Lamppost engineers and tree surgeons as well as firefighters use boom lifts frequently.
For boom lifts, there are specialty lift manufacturers producing a wide variety of models. These machines are sometimes available for short-term use from companies who rent industrial machinery. Electric Man lifts are utilized mainly on slab and indoor applications. Their narrow chassis design offers easy access in tight places. The Engine-Drive Man lifts provide 2 different fuel options. These include diesel fuel and gas and propane duel fuel options. For use in tight places, the minimal tail-swing offers amazing maneuverability.